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The CDN Marketplace Solutions Catalog is Now ‘Open for Business’

June 4, 2012
at 2:12 pm PST

Enjoy finding a needle in a haystack? Didn’t think so. That’s why Cisco has introduced the Cisco Developer Network (CDN) Marketplace.

This brand new platform is your go-to “storefront” to quickly find the value-added solutions needed to help solve your customers’ most pressing business challenges. By tapping into the marketplace’s Solutions Catalog, partners have access to more than 700 developers selling 1,100+ products and solutions—each of which dovetails to existing Cisco offerings.

The CDN Marketplace enables collaboration among customers, partners, and developers—all with a focus on accelerating the sales process and helping you increase revenue.

In addition to the Solutions Catalog, the CDN Marketplace includes Cisco AppHQ, which offers Cisco and third-party Cius apps in support of your customers’ mobility initiatives. 

Delivering a Best-in-Class Experience
Partners can search the CDN Solutions Catalog by industry or technology to address the business needs of their customers. For instance, let’s say you have a customer in the Financial Services industry. You can visit CDN Marketplace to drill deeper to find targeted Cisco-compatible solutions in the areas of audit, compliance, or security.

And it’s easy! The Solutions Catalog leverages best practices from popular online storefront sites. Its advanced search capabilities enable buyers to quickly navigate through the catalog to view only those products and solutions that meet their criteria and then reach out directly to Cisco or our CDN Partners via an online form to learn more.

Partners can also read independent reviews of products and solutions—or write their own.

Still not sure if the CDN Marketplace is for you? Check out the additional benefits:

  • Accelerate Business Transformation:  Solutions sales equal a higher potential to close by promoting a “fix” to a specific business problem.
  • Build Pipeline and Revenue:  Coupling Cisco-based technologies with value-add partner solutions increases revenue. For example, if it’s a collaboration business opportunity, partners can add in CDN Partner solutions to grow the deal. Plus, margins are higher with CDN partner solutions.
  • Create Stickiness and Relevance: By offering end-to-end solutions, partners have the opportunity to become their customers’ most trusted business advisor. This means building relationships beyond IT. Can you say “loyalty?”
  • Drive More Services:  Bigger deals and volume of products for end-to-end solutions drive more integration service needs.

Oh, and did I mention the advantages for developers? You can promote your Cisco-compatible applications, products, services and solutions in the CDN Marketplace Solutions Catalog. Learn more about member requirements.

Want to learn more? Watch a quick video.

So what are you waiting for? Leverage the CDN Marketplace today to differentiate your offers—and build your bottom line.

After you visit the CDN Marketplace, let me know what you think by posting a comment below.

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