Harrisburg-based cloud services company WorkXpress has penned a partnership with Open 4 Business Online, a Hong Kong-based company that designs software for small and medium-size businesses.
The partnership will have Open 4 Business Online offering WorkXpress's cloud-based software development to clients that want to develop their own business software, WorkXpress CEO Treff LaPlante said.
The deal also means Open 4 Business Online will use WorkXpress's platform to develop its own software programs for business functions such as accounting, he said. The companies will share revenue on a percentage basis for those custom off-the-shelf packages, he said.
Open 4 Business Online develops background software that runs business systems, but they needed to plug a gap in their capabilities for software-as-a-service, or SaaS, that is WorkXpress's core business, LaPlante said.
"We've gotten quite a few requests for these types of relationships," he said.