Brazilian IT solutions firm Totvs will launch a corporate applications virtual store based on the software-as-a-service (SaaS) concept, online news source Computer World reported.
At first free of charge, Totvs' services will be developed in three different stages.
In the first, effective until year-end, the company will offer in the store solutions such as Totvs Developer Studio for IT developers, free of charge.
During the second phase, starting in 2012, the company is reportedly preparing to allow developers to share their creations online and sell them alongside Totvs' apps through a subscription and payment of an annual fee.
And in the third phase, beginning in 2013, Totvs should start offering corporate management solutions to small and medium enterprises provided by developers and its own engineers.
"We believe this is a great opportunity for developers, who can find a place to sell their creations, and for our customers, who can buy applications according to their specific needs," Totvs president Laércio Cosentino was quoted as saying.