Today, I want to share a fantastic way to open ISV and System Integrator their solution directly to the Business User. Microsoft AppSource helps enterprise users find and gauge line-of-business (LoB) software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps from Microsoft and its partners. AppSource apps are built on top of Microsoft Dynamics, Project Madeira, Power BI, Office 365, Cortana Intelligence Suite, and Azure, and include all of their existing app add-ins and content packages.
Here is a good video from Microsoft in Youtube to explain the power of App Source :
Today there are more than 350 solutions (at the end of November) :
Depending on their business needs, AppSource allows users to access apps from Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics NAV, Project Madeira, Power BI, Office 365, or Azure. Searching through all the apps offered by AppSource can be narrowed down by category, industry, or by Microsoft product. Microsoft sees AppSource as “a place to find new apps and better ways to get things done.” Microsoft hopes that AppSource will be a big hit for enterprise customers as Microsoft pushes more apps and services to the cloud using Azure.
Currently, AppSource offers most apps to businesses to try-before-you-buy to see if the apps help enterprise customers in their daily operations. Microsoft plans to reveal more information in few weeks to its partners about Dynamics 365 and AppSource.
And finally here is what Microsoft says :
« We imagine a better world for business users everywhere. One where you can track leads, automate field service, drive sales and improve operations using modern, mobile, enterprise-ready intelligent business apps from the cloud that are as easy to use as the consumer apps that help us all get rides, book rooms, listen to music and take actions to improve our health », says Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise. »
« With Dynamics 365 and AppSource customers can encourage innovation, increase collaboration and ultimately achieve more with the power of intelligent business apps ». Customers can learn more about Dynamics 365 here and about AppSource here. »
I will look forward in December to see the future of this App Source.