Nevertheless you could witness some curious development in the market for hosted CRM 4.0. Of course there are new players, but also unexpected players like SAP companies, setting up their hosted CRM 4.0 businesses.
A quick google for some providers and their prices give a surprising result, especially in price levels. In general you have price per user and sometimes a setup fee. You can extend it with more space, extra functionalities like hosted MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, BlackBerry support etc.
A highlight of the companies I came across:
The price in Euro & U$ (rates may differ due to current exchange rate)
- www.agilewave.com (€31/$40)
- www.arxus.eu (€69/$90)
- www.bpost-live.be (€40/$52)
- www.crmontarget.com (€53/$69)
- www.hostedcrm.be (€67/$87)
- www.idenet.com (€29/$38)
You could see the price difference, in general they offer the same package although some offer more gigs of space.
Comparing it yourself!
Update: I already received some comments on this post. The latest of Neil Benson, I would agree with his view on the current market. It would indeed be better to have some good and reliable companies providing hosted CRM. Maybe time for Microsoft to select the reliable ones for their product? Guess time will tell, for potential customers it would be beneficial to have some clues in which company to choose for hosted CRM.