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AZURE MARKETPLACE

Modernise your software applications and innovate in the cloud with Softcat, your trusted Microsoft Solutions Partner

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Microsoft Partner for 30 years

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8 Microsoft Specialisations

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100+ Certified Microsoft Professionals

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5 Microsoft
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Microsoft Solutions Partner

As one of the UK’s leading Microsoft Partners, Softcat are your expert guide to Azure Marketplace. We work closely with Microsoft to help deliver its digital store, designed to meet your software needs, certified and optimised to run on Azure.

Azure Marketplace centralises thousands of software listings from leading global vendors, making it easier to find, try, buy and deploy the software solutions you need.

Softcat can use our extensive and long standing vendor relationships to leverage deeper discounts and customised pricing and terms through Private Offers. This ensures our customers are getting the best value from their cloud software subscriptions.

As a customer on our CSP (cloud solution provider) platform, not only can you benefit from your Azure consumption being managed by Softcat, you are also able to purchase selected Marketplace software solutions via your subscription and bill.

"Cloud Marketplaces for SaaS sourcing helps alleviate issues (such as SaaS Sprawl, excessive cost and security risks) while still supporting business-led purchasing, which contributes to increased business agility, better business outcomes, and improved employee experience." - Forrester

 

 

WHY AZURE MARKETPLACE?

 

  • Leverage Microsoft Agreements and modernise Procurement

 

- Procure at speed – one invoice, one contract, removing friction and increasing time-to-value

- Gain better visibility, control and savings for your SaaS spend

- Transact new software vendors with Softcat and Azure Marketplace quickly, using your existing Microsoft contract

 

  • Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) decrement

 

- As an Enterprise customer with a MACC directly with Microsoft, you can decrease your MACC Commit

- Unlock future Microsoft savings, through consolidated spending

 

  • Accelerate time to value and innovation

 

- Find, try, buy and deploy the applications you need, globally

- Accelerate time to deploy, allowing you to respond to the needs of your business

 

 

 

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WHICH CLOUD MARKETPLACE BUYER BENEFITS ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?

48%

Draw down on committed spend
with Cloud Providers

46%

Simplify vendor management

44%

Consolidate IT spend

43%

Accelerate time-to-value

41%

Fast access to tools

33%

Volume based discounts

 

WHY SOFTCAT FOR AZURE MARKETPLACE?

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THE MICROSOFT PARTNERSHIP

  • Microsoft Partner
    for 30 years
  • Microsoft Solutions Partner
  • Multi-Cloud Marketplace Specialists

ABILITY TO LEVERAGE THE MPO PROGRAMME


Softcat are a proud participant of Microsoft’s recently announced “Multi-Party Private Offer” (MPO) Marketplace process for Azure Marketplace. As a publisher and “selling partner” within the Marketplace, we are now able to offer customised Private Offers for a selected group of our preferred software solutions, to any Microsoft customer around the world.

SOFTCAT IS YOUR TRUSTED ADVISOR


- Leverage our ISV (Independent Software Vendor) discounts through our vendor partnerships

- Where appropriate with a Softcat and Microsoft CSP or Multi-Party Private Offer

- Buy from your trusted channel partner – many of your traditional ISV partners will be channel first, for scale, skill, and smoother customer management, and your pricing could be improved based on our deep and longstanding vendor relationship

AGILE OPERATIONS



- Easy and secure deployment - flexible consumption and contract models

- Deploy software instantly anywhere in the world and scale up or down as your business needs change

- Single, consolidated bill. Customers get a single monthly bill from Microsoft/Softcat that includes both their Azure Marketplace purchases and their Azure charges, simplifying cost management

- Retire your MACC, purchasing “Azure Benefit Eligible Offers” through a “Multi-Party Private Offer”, to decrement the commitment by 100%

OUR EXTENSIVE AND HIGHLY ACCREDITED CLOUD MARKETPLACE
ISV PARTNERSHIPS

Customers are using cloud marketplaces and partners to innovate within their businesses. By 2025, Canalys forecasts that 1/3 of marketplace procurement will be delivered via channel partners on behalf of their customers

$45B


Cloud marketplace spending expected to grow up to $45B by 2025

33%


By 2025, nearly one-third of marketplace purchases will come through partners