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Arrow included in IDC and Forrester reports

February 02, 2024

ArrowSphere Cloud included in platform reports by analyst firms IDC and Forrester

We’re thrilled to announce that ArrowSphere Cloud, Arrow’s cloud management platform, was included in IDC’s Ecosystem Orchestration Platform Vendor Reference Guide: Technology Distributor Edition (Doc #US51039223, July 2023) and Forrester’s Marketplace Development Platforms Landscape, Q4 2023 report.

The IDC Reference Guide notes that ArrowSphere Cloud fully supports a variety of ways for you to monetise on the platform, including SaaS software, hardware/products and XaaS as a recurring model.

In Forrester’s report, ArrowSphere Cloud was identified among other notable vendors and self-reported SaaS and XaaS app stores as the top extended use cases for which clients select them.

About IDC’s Ecosystem Orchestration Platform Vendor Reference Guide

Ecosystem orchestration platforms (EOPs) power multitiered service and product marketplaces and enable you to sell, manage and provision software, hardware and other professional services. EOPs offer numerous benefits — from helping you better understand the bigger picture of your customers’ needs and preferences to automation of complex processes — and ultimately can help you accelerate your growth.

In order to be considered an EOP and included in IDC’s report, ArrowSphere Cloud had to meet key criteria, including:

  • Commercial platform
  • Partner experience
  • Customer experience
  • Entitlement and provisioning
  • Offer and order management
  • Integration
  • Business analytics and insights
  • Billing, partner settlement and revenue recognition

About Forrester’s Marketplace Development Platforms Landscape, Q4 2023 report

Marketplace development platforms enable you to expand your catalog by offering items from third parties; digitise, unify, and govern your distribution network; and sell digital service subscriptions. The Marketplace Development Platforms Landscape report identifies 27 marketplace providers, and ArrowSphere Cloud was among those included. The report explores the capabilities of each marketplace across a variety of use cases.

Make ArrowSphere Cloud your platform of choice

ArrowSphere Cloud provides many of the capabilities that make marketplaces an attractive model.

  • Quick and easy access to a range of products and solutions
  • 24x7 access
  • Customer lifecycle management
  • The ability to white label the marketplace with their own branding
  • Simplified XaaS lifecycle management

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