Most of you have probably seen the movie Forrest Gump at least once. Remember Forrest citing his mom: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get”? In many ways, Forrest’s mom was right. Fortunately though, it does not apply to all the modern amenities the market has to offer. Take our Business Solutions Store, the new way for ISVs to provide their business solutions to a wider base of customers in new markets via the cloud and, best of all, without any risk. However, not only ISVs, but also companies using the services know exactly what they will get, at which conditions. They also know that they can rely on the cloud platform in the background.
Transparency is an important factor in this context. Moreover, transparency is what we demonstrated at the CeBIT with our SaaSification Factory. Our live cloud-enablement workshops have shown independent vendors how to uplift their software into the cloud in just a few workdays – and thus add their product to the Business Solutions Store offering. No secrets, no back room but a hands-on working atmosphere that could be watched by everybody passing.
Small wonder that the workshops were oversubscribed by 500 per cent: they meant a unique chance to go cloud with a future-proof concept for ISVs to such areas as customer-relationship management, document management, archiving, ERP solutions, infrastructure security and other business-process intensive apps like HR or security systems. After finalizing the uplifting process, software vendors will possess all the tools necessary to successfully offer cloud services. Among those who will soon be part of our cloud ecosystem: docs & rules (project management software, BBL Software (project controlling) and Saperion (ECM Web Content Archiving).
Up to now, we already have more than 40 cloud-enabled applications in our Business Solutions Store – click and see! We look forward to integrating your product into our Business Solutions Store, too. I promise, you will know exactly what you’re going to get. Let’s start shaping tomorrow together!