Intelledox, LiveTiles, SingleCell and Veritec have unveiled plans to participate in the Microsoft P2P Integrated Solutions Program, in a move designed to launch a new product in the vendor's cloud marketplace.
The goal of the program is to build an enterprise solution that will be marketed via Microsoft's cloud marketplace – AppSource and Azure – by March 2019.
Specifically, the solution will initially target the global financial services and healthcare industries, while focusing on managing supplier performance and compliance management.
The launch of the product will be followed by joint marketing activities involving all four Australian providers, plus Microsoft.
LiveTiles expects that the launch of the joint solution will help the provider scale its solutions globally and drive strong co-sell opportunities with Microsoft's sales teams worldwide.
"Having recently joined the LiveTiles team after 16 years at Microsoft, it is phenomenal to see the level of continued support for LiveTiles at Microsoft’s executive level," said David Vander, global growth director at LiveTiles.
"This Program is a tremendous new dimension to the partnership, as is Microsoft’s commitment to partnering on developing cloud-based enterprise solutions. LiveTiles’ partnership with Microsoft is both unique and very much appreciated, with the investment support and strategic alignment mutually benefiting both companies."
According to the announcement from LiveTiles, this is a global program and Microsoft plans to deliver eight solutions across the world as a result.
Microsoft already promotes independent software vendor (ISV) solutions via its AppSource and Azure Marketplace, as well as solutions developed in conjunction with other partners.
"Microsoft is investing to deliver this platform through which sales teams, partners, and customers will be able to find, try, buy, and sell industry solutions," LiveTiles stated.
For Intelledox, the move represents an opportunity to get together with other specialists from the Microsoft ecosystem to create a new product.
"It's an exciting program from Microsoft and we had a session with LiveTiles and one with SingleCell's team," said Clinton Brown, head of product at Intelledox. "It underscores a couple of good Australian ISVs coming together with support from Microsoft and the thought-leadership of bringing this all together is great.
"Including Veritec in the mix I think we will bring something very interesting into market."
Microsoft Australia declined to comment further when contacted by ARN.