Microsoft taps MetraTech

Microsoft has deployed MetraTech's MetraNet billing and partner settlement solution for Microsoft Online Services, Microsoft's new cloud computing services division.

Microsoft says that with MetraNet, it is able to reliably bill subscribers and automatically compensate partners for their customers' subscriptions to Microsoft Online Services. Microsoft Online Services removes the burden of managing and maintaining business systems and frees IT departments to focus on initiatives that can help deliver true competitive advantage to companies. Microsoft has integrated MetraNet with its existing commerce system and order entry and service activation processes.