Application Service Provider

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Application Service Provider

A company that sells a computer application to a customer and delivers it over a network. The ASP owns both the application and the servers on which it is written.
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As the complexity and expense of supporting application software have increased, more and more behavioral healthcare provider organizations have turned to Web-based or application service provider (ASP) solutions.
RMIS application developers have also entered the ASP market.
* Spell out the ASP's obligations in sufficient detail.
Companies are concerned about privacy, communications, ownership, and the financial stability of the ASP. All of these issues have critical legal, monetary, insurability, and ethical ramifications which a company should resolve before hiring an ASP.
The ASP option completely eliminates the capital costs associated with licensing software and buying equipment.
Proponents say it's only a matter of time before practically every business will be using some ASP services.
Transaction-Based Pricing--Paying a predetermined amount per transaction (e.g., $1 per transaction, 2% of the value of the transaction) for access to an ASP software solution.
The present study had two goals: first, to validate a combination of American personality questionnaires that has previously been claimed to assess psychopathy, or Aberrant Self-Promotion (ASP), in a general population; second, to make a cross-cultural comparison of the traits the instrument measures.
``Not only is the ASP model cheaper and quicker to set-up than buying software licences, it also allows flexibility according to the frequency of use and length of contract.''
Awareness of the application service provider (ASP) model is increasing all the time, but uptake among European organisations is still fairly low.
It also cited the willingness of companies to lease software packages from Application Service Providers (ASP).
An interesting, relatively new alternative to acquiring software is the subscription model offered by application service providers (ASPs) Mid-sized companies are especially attracted to ASPs because such models help them reap technological advantages without major investments in software and hardware.