AppSource helps business users get started quickly with consulting services offerings

Implementation partners play a vital role in helping customers assess their needs, and evaluate and deploy the right solutions to help meet their business goals. Business users are looking for experienced partners to help them get started with confidence by offering quality consulting services designed to deliver predictable outcomes.

To help business users get started quickly, we are adding a catalog of consulting services offerings for solutions based on Dynamics 365, Power BI, and PowerApps to AppSource.

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of more than 100 consulting services offerings available to customers in the United States. Consulting services offerings for customers in Canada and the United Kingdom are planned to be available in early October, with additional countries planned in the coming months.

Consulting services offerings on AppSource

To help deliver repeatable and predictable outcomes, partners and consulting services offerings need to meet the following requirements to be listed on AppSource:

  1. Microsoft partners must have proven expertise and competency in delivering quality solutions for the products their consulting services offering is based on.
  2. Services offered are customer-specific engagements that are conducted on-site, are fixed in scope, many are fixed price or free, have a fixed duration, and a clearly defined outcome.
  3. The types of engagements are standardized to help drive consistency and predictable outcomes. The engagements categories are: briefings, assessments, workshops, proof of concepts, and implementations.

How can business users find the right consulting services?

Customers can now easily search for consulting services offerings for solutions based on Dynamics 365, Power BI, and PowerApps that are available near them, review the offer, and request to be contacted by the partner.

Detailed consulting services offerings page

To make it even easier to find consulting services offerings, we plan to surface relevant offerings within the context of the application a customer is using, such as Dynamics 365, Power BI, and PowerApps.

How can Microsoft partners list their consulting services offerings?

Microsoft partners who are interested in listing their consulting services on AppSource can find more information on requirements and how to get started here.