Teesside-based SAP partner Onyx Group has been selected to become the first UK partner to provide SAP's Business One hosted ERP software solution as a service.
Midmarket specialist Onyx said the currently exclusive partnership would bring its customers manage critical business functions through an integrated off-premise system, as well as benefits around lower ownership costs and improved scalability.
Onyx CEO Neil Stephenson said that more and more customerers were moving data and application services into datacentres.
"As the market matures and cloud technologies become second nature it's only natural that clients are comfortable with consuming applications as a service and we intend to be proactive in having our product ready," he added.
Onyx already manages five UK datacentres as part of a plan to provide hosted services nationally.