An Australian application services provider (ASP) Cavillon Systems has signed a five-year, multimillion dollar agreement with an Egyptian distributor to export to the Middle East.
Global Application Providers (GAP) will be the sole distributor of Cavillon's ASP services to 22 countries covering 300 million people.
Cavillon will help GAP build the necessary ASP infrastructure to provide a range of services, including licences for ERP software, CRM, e-business and messaging applications.
GAP managing director Amr Seliet said that, as there is no great penetration of existing enterprise applications in the region, it is ideal for ASP services.
Claiming it is the first ASP in the Middle East, Cavillon CEO Kent Duston said Australia is a big importer of technology "so it's good to see that we are also able to export our expertise".
Cavillon was unwilling to disclose exact figures but Duston said that, over time, the agreement will be worth "tens of millions of dollars".