As regular readers of this weblog know, we're usually pretty busy building new features for the next version of Awasu but we also have a lot of other things going on in the background. We offer customized versions of Awasu for companies who want to offer people an easy way to get started with RSS that come with their feeds preloaded and branded with their corporate identity. And we also offer site licenses for companies who want a large number of copies to use throughout their organization.
We don't make too much noise about this side of the business  but we've recently closed one deal  that we'd like to tell you about. One of the Big Four accounting firms  has chosen to deploy Awasu throughout their European operations, a total of 14,500 seats. We are very pleased to be able to make this announcement since it is an affirmation of the power and customizability of Awasu over the many other feed readers out there today. If you just want something to monitor a bunch of blogs, there are plenty of options but Awasu offers a wide range of powerful features that are well-suited for enterprise use, such as:
- plugin channels that can retrieve information from corporate databases and web services, anywhere at all.
- support for XML technology that make it easy to interface with web services and other XML-based data sources.
- advanced features for identifying and processing your own customer-specific information embedded in feeds.
- channel hooks that can analyze and respond to information as it arrives.
- a highly flexible and customizable reporting framework and content presentation system.
- the ability to synchronize not only with other copies of Awasu but with other feed readers as well, including online ones.
- advanced archiving and search features.
And this is on top of all the other cool features that you would expect from a top-of-the-line feed reader 😎
We are really looking forward to working with the new client over the coming months as they roll out Awasu throughout their many offices, especially given that we have a number of features scheduled for 2007 specifically aimed at enterprise users. But don't for a minute think that this means we are going to forget about the home users because we've got plenty of stuff lined up for you as well. 2006 was a great year for powerful new features and 2007 is shaping up to be even better.
Definitely time to take on a new batch of hamsters... 😎
 And we should, I know, I know. We're working on it... 😉
 Where "recently" means quite a few months ago. The wheels of corporate purchasing grind slowly indeed 🙄
 The client has a policy of remaining anonymous in announcements such as these.