Coalesce® works with ISVs to speed up their time to list in AWS Marketplace and accelerate the revenue potential through AMI creation and AWS Marketplace Listing Support.
What is AWS Marketplace?
AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software and services that run on AWS. Visitors to AWS Marketplace can use 1-Click deployment to quickly launch preconfigured software and pay only for what they use, by the hour or month. AWS handles billing and payments, and software charges appear on the customer's AWS bill.
Why would software or SaaS providers sell on AWS Marketplace?
With AWS Marketplace, software and software as a service (SaaS) providers with offerings that run on AWS can benefit from increased customer awareness, simplified deployment, and automated billing. AWS Marketplace helps software and SaaS providers that sell software and services that run on AWS find new customers by exposing their products to some of the hundreds of thousands of AWS customers, ranging from individual software developers to large enterprises.
Selling on AWS Marketplace enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to add hourly billing for their software without undertaking costly code changes. They simply upload an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to AWS and provide the hourly cost. Billing is managed by AWS Marketplace, relieving sellers of the responsibility of metering usage, managing customer accounts, and processing payments, leaving software developers more time to focus on building great software.
Additionally, customers benefit from the ability to easily deploy preconfigured images of the software, simplifying onboarding for new customers.
Why would a customer shop on AWS Marketplace?
Finding and deploying software can be challenging. AWS Marketplace features a wide selection of commercial and free IT and business software, including software infrastructure such as databases and application servers, developer tools, and business applications, from popular sellers. AWS Marketplace enables customers to compare options, read reviews, and quickly find the software they want. Then they can deploy it to their own Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instance using 1-Click or using the AWS Marketplace Management Portal.
Software prices are clearly posted on the website and customers can purchase most software immediately, with payment instruments already on file with Amazon Web Services. Software charges appear on the same monthly bill as AWS infrastructure charges.