Like many industries, the cloud has considerably reworked the unbiased software program vendor (ISV) trade. In 2020, constructing and scaling apps on a safe cloud is changing into more and more important to buyer retention and acquisition.
That is well-known by Microsoft, which leverages its ISV program to present distributors steering on constructing functions and offers publicity by means of its Business Market.
That is additionally identified by Henson Group, a verified Azure Knowledgeable MSP – and, after being handpicked by Microsoft, an Azure Specialist for ISVs.
The Azure Specialist for ISVs program is a latest initiative from Microsoft, and the necessities for changing into a specific accomplice are stringent: companions will need to have technical experience and demonstrable expertise migrating and managing ISVs at scale on Microsoft Azure, in addition to having robust go-to-market capabilities.
And Henson Group ticks these containers and extra, says the corporate’s president and CEO Greg Henson.
“It’s an enormous honour to be in this system,” says Henson.
“Microsoft has seen our progress in APAC, and particularly New Zealand, with ISVs. And due to that success, it has recruited us to take part of their Azure Specialist for ISV program for APAC.”
As a part of this system, Microsoft integrates Henson Group, in addition to 4 different Azure Specialist for ISV’s in New Zealand, with their gross sales crew. This crew then uncovers potential ISV’s looking for emigrate to Azure and introduces the Specialist to the ISV.
“After we meet with ISVs, we make some extent to show the worth of Azure, emphasising how a migration can cut back their prices and speed up their time to market.”
It’s effectively documented that digital transformation can decrease prices in a number of totally different points of the enterprise in the long run, however is a expensive preliminary funding. Right here, Henson Group once more stands out, committing to an entirely totally different worth proposition than most of its opponents.
“We offer free migrations for ISVs – however we take it a step additional,” says Henson.
“We additionally present free consumption, Azure reductions, and we assist ISV’s to speed up their enterprise progress by launching their resolution in AppSource and Azure Market.
“Microsoft Market and AppSource join potential clients with the very best options that their ISVs provide, which give alternatives to each upsell and cross-sell.”
As a part of the Azure Specialist for ISVs program, Microsoft will usually present Henson Group with funding to maneuver ISVs onto Azure. However within the instances the place these funds aren’t out there, it’s Henson Group’s partnership with Ingram Micro Cloud NZ that ensures supply.
“We’ve obtained pores and skin within the recreation, Microsoft’s obtained pores and skin within the recreation, Ingram Micro Cloud has pores and skin within the recreation – and we’re all working collectively in partnership to win these accounts and assist ISVs full their cloud journey with as little disruption and price as attainable.”
PrintIQ CEO Anthony Regulation says his expertise with Henson Group’s free migration made an enormous distinction.
“With PrintIQ being a cloud-based print administration system, we now have a big internet hosting infrastructure supporting 100s of shoppers,” says Regulation.
“We not too long ago migrated our total Azure infrastructure from our Microsoft EA to Henson Group’s CSP settlement. The transition was seamless, and we’re very glad with the outcome.
“The month of free consumption and the inclusion of Microsoft Premium Help was positively a bonus.”
Digital BI Restricted, an organization offering enterprise intelligence fashions utilizing Energy BI to shoppers in Australasia and New Zealand, had an identical expertise.
“We migrated Azure from our Microsoft PAYG settlement to Henson Group’s CSP settlement and couldn’t be happier,” says Digital BI director of enterprise intelligence Pey Geldenhuys.
“The quarterly assessments, discounted consumption, and free Microsoft Premier help is de facto adverts a lot worth.”
It’s not simply the free migrations themselves which have offered worth for ISVs. Henson Group additionally provides ‘Azure in-a-day workshops’, the place the corporate works with ISVs to allow innovation for his or her processes and options.
“Our cloud-native in-a-day workshop prioritises modernisation of an ISV’s present functions and improvements of recent functions, whereas our AI in-a-day workshop helps them combine a number of synthetic intelligence into their present functions.”
Relating to migrating ISVs to the cloud, the sheer quantity of suppliers and companions which have crowded the market could make the transition extra convoluted and worrying than it must be.
Henson Group simplifies the migration course of by chopping out essentially the most vital barrier for a lot of distributors: price. Knowledgeable migration know-how, coupled with free consumption and a collection of in-a-day workshops mix to make Henson Group a stand-out selection for ISVs.
Join Henson Group’s workshops right here, or be taught extra about their free Azure migrations.