RENTON, Wash., February 25, 2008 – Parallels Plesk Control Panel software is helping customers of Progress Technologies, a website development and hosting reseller, self-administer complex tasks like e-mail, account creation and domain management. As a result, Progress Technologies has lowered costs by more than 30 percent, despite rising administrative expenses due to company growth and new customers.
"After looking at cPanel and other control panels, we chose Parallels Plesk Control Panel because it provides an affordable solution that allows us to portray how we want to be seen as a company," said Tony Nestor, CEO of Progress Technologies. "Parallels software allows us to stay competitive by exceeding customer expectations with a complete set of innovative tools that far outpace those offered by our competition."
Progress Technologies is offering Parallels Plesk Control Panel with its web hosting plans. Because the software delivers a cost-effective per client per server model, Progress is also using it to drive new sales by allowing potential customers to "test-drive" the software before purchase.
Progress resells Parallels solutions through PEER 1, a leading global provider of online IT infrastructure based in Vancouver, Canada. PEER 1 provides Progress with multiple locations, a robust network and sophisticated tools. It has used Parallels software for its Managed Dedicated and Self-Managed server customers since 2001.
"Our products allow hosting resellers like Progress Technologies to provide customers with affordable hosting solutions, while delivering a consistent, professional customer experience," said Kurt Daniel, vice president of marketing and online, Parallels. "Parallels Open Platform and our commitment to technologies that support software as a service or SaaS are why more companies are choosing software from Parallels over competitive solutions."
Several Progress customers are using Parallels Plesk Control Panel to realize substantial benefits, including:
Liberty Building Forensics Group (www.lpdg.net), which specializes in moisture and mold-building forensics, is using the software to administer e-mail, password protection and access phpMyadmin without taking time away from core responsibilities.
The City of Bonita Springs, Florida (www.cityofbonitasprings.org), a local government serving tourists and more than 40,000 residents, has improved website response time to self-administer DNS management, domain management, file uploads, HTML editing, as well as gathering site statistics.
The Lee County (Florida) Republican Executive Committee (www.leerepublican.org), a membership-based group, is using the software's user-friendly interface to train new members so that even novice users can manage common tasks such as adding and or deleting members.
As the leading multi-platform control panel, Parallels Plesk Control Panel meets the needs of small to large hosting providers, resellers and end users. With patented hosting technology, the software is easy to use and automates a large number of tasks that allow service providers to reduce operating costs while increasing efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction.
A copy of the Parallels case study about Progress Technologies can be found at
About Progress Technologies
Progress Technologies, Inc., based in Fort Myers, Florida, is known nationwide as an Internet industry expert specializing in website development and hosting for the manufacturing, real estate, services and local government industries. For more information, visit www.progresstechnologies.com.
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