Transforming industry – one app at a time

This blog was authored by Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe, Sr. Director, Industry Product Marketing, Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise Group

Today’s rapid pace of innovation is leading to the fundamental transformation of entire industries, from enabling and transforming smart cities of the future, to manufacturers shifting to a services-centric business model, to banks developing new payment methods and partner ecosystems, to retailers reimagining the value chain and customer journey, and to communications and media companies optimizing services for a digital-first world.

To help organizations with this dramatic transformation, we are working with our partners to deliver vertical SaaS applications that help our joint customers to drive rapid business benefits through easily configurable solutions hosted in the cloud. Our goal is to continue to increase our portfolio of vertical-based global industry solutions that are focused on meeting the needs of business leaders today and tomorrow.

Today we are pleased to announce the latest of these applications:


KenSci Clinical Analytics helps chief financial officers and chief medical officers reduce the total cost impact of sepsis and hospital-acquired conditions by helping to identify patterns and predict which patients are at high risk. This identification allows care managers to engage with these patients more closely to modify their risk, helping to prevent infection, readmission and mortality.

To learn more: Fighting death with data science


Temenos Screen is an accurate, intelligent sanctions screening solution. It helps maximize security, scalability, and compliance while protecting a bank’s reputation and enhancing efficiency and efficacy. Its flexible workflow allows you to define roles and access rights, context-based validation, and any number of review steps.

To learn more: Stopping the flow of funds to terrorists and other sanctioned entities – without breaking the bank


Neal Analytics Inventory Optimization is a new way to manage product portfolios in your business. For retailers, it analyzes the characteristics of the products carried at each store and which markets those characteristics are preferred in, allowing merchandising managers to adjust forecasts and tailor product mixes for each market. For consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, it analyzes which SKUs perform best in each individual market, identifying peer groups of outlets for each channel, region, outlet size, or market demographic.

To learn more: Unlocking the power of Inventory Optimization with the intelligent cloud


Apttus Quote-to-Cash provides a world-class Quote-to-Cash solution, enabling manufacturers to sell products more intelligently, whether on the web or via partners. Manufacturers can manage their channel partner relationships and unique pricing and discounting rules in a centralized location, and flow accurate information from quotes to contracts to orders, eliminating costly errors and speeding the sales cycle.

To learn more: Transform Manufacturing Sales with Apttus Quote-to-Cash for Manufacturing

CGI ProperPay for claims analytics furnishes health organizations with predictive analytics, rules management, and global best practices for reducing healthcare claims fraud, waste, and abuse. The solution is configurable to a payer’s specific business rules and reimbursement methodologies. It harnesses machine learning, perceptual intelligence, and the cloud to predict improper activity, reduce false positives, improve efficiency, and preserve program integrity.

To learn more: Partner expertise and apps play important role in new Microsoft healthcare initiative

These join our portfolio of industry specific SaaS apps already released, including Citizen Services from AvePoint, Retail Execution from AFS, Health360 Care Coordination from Tribridge, Retail Personalization from Plexure, and Next Best Action from Veripark.

AppSource is continuing to gain momentum with partners and customers, and more apps continue to arrive. The next industry apps planned to be available in the coming month include:


Grants Management from GrantVantage helps organizations manage, maximize, and showcase the impact of grant funding and ensure compliance with the latest reporting standards.


Numerix FRTB (Fundamental Review of the Trading Book) helps banks transform their organizations to comply with FRTB standards ahead of the January 2019 deadline.


PROS Smart CPQ (Configure Price Quote) helps streamline the configuration, pricing, and quoting process for manufacturing sales teams, allowing them to uncover new opportunities, negotiate deals more effectively, and drive greater profits.


Flintfox Pricing & Promotion Execution helps enable retail and distribution organizations to efficiently manage and execute complex pricing through a single high-performance engine shared across all channels.

Visit AppSource today to find a solution to help solve your business challenges. Try an app and keep a close eye on for more apps launching soon for government, banking, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries.