Hosted software provider and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Certified Gold partner, PHASE 2 International, has reduced its software-as-a-service (SaaS) prices for small and midsize businesses. PHASE 2 boasts the widest range of hosted Microsoft applications, which can be bundled together and accessed via one login from the company's Web site.

PHASE 2 subscriptions include Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, Dynamics CRM, Project, and Live Communicator. The company also hosts ShareCAD Pro, a collaboration plug-in for AutoCAD documents in SharePoint, and is planning to expand its portfolio of business applications soon.

"Software as a service has a tremendous advantage in cost, particularly for the small business or startup," PHASE 2 CEO, Kevin Doherty, said in a statement. "Just as Microsoft is starting to serve SaaS to large corporations, PHASE 2 is focused on providing the same business tools to smaller businesses in a very affordable way."