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October 2021

AppDirect named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Marketplace Development Platforms, Q4 2021

In Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging market for marketplace development platforms, they identified the 14 most significant providers in the category — AppDirect, Arcadier, Arrow Electronics, CloudBlue, IZBERG, Marketplacer, Mirakl, Oro, Persistent Systems, Sitecore, Spryker, Tradeshift, Vendasta, and VTEX — and evaluated them. This report details Forrester's findings about how well each vendor scored against 10 criteria and where they stand in relation to each other. Tech leaders can use this report to select the right partner for their marketplace development platform needs. Report by Joe Cicman, with Keith Johnston, Kara Wilson, Madison Bakalar.

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September 2021

AppDirect listed on "Constellation ShortList™ Partner and Alliance Relationship Management (PARM)"

Constellation evaluates more than 30 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. AppDirect is listed as one of the ten finalists for the Partner and Alliance Relationship Management (PARM) category.

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August 2021

AppDirect metioned in Gartner report titled "Route-to-Market Fundamentals for Product Marketers"

According to Gartner "Increased business buyer input into technology solution choices has made correct route-to-market selection more critical than ever. Working with other business unit leaders, product marketers must leverage the route-to-market options that attract buyers and shepherd them through the buying process." Source: Gartner, “Route-to-Market Fundamentals for Product Marketers”, Mark Paine, 25 August 2021

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July 2021

AppDirect mentioned in Forrester report titled "Now Tech: B2B SaaS Recurring Billing Management Solutions, Q3 2021"

According to the report "You can use B2B software-as-a-service (SaaS) recurring billing management solutions to: 1) easily configure pricing models; 2) manage customer relationships; and 3) get insight into recurring customers and revenues. But to realize these benefits, you’ll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, geography, and vertical market focus. Digital business pros in B2B businesses should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a SaaS recurring billing provider and to select one based on size." Source: Forrester, “Now Tech: B2B SaaS Recurring Billing Management Solutions, Q3 2021”, Lily Varon, 14 July 2021

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June 2021

AppDirect listed as an Example Company in Gartner report titled, “Use Rogue Thinking to Make Connections That Drive Revenue”

According to the report, “A Gartner study found that innovative organizations connect disparate elements to produce business value. Executive leaders can use rogue thinking to identify these often difficult to recognize elements that when connected drive revenue, increase profit and accelerate transformation.” Source: Gartner, “Use Rogue Thinking to Make Connections That Drive Revenue”, Penny Gillespie, 1 June 2021.

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May 2021

AppDirect mentioned in Gartner report titled, “Market Trend: Expand CSPs’ Monetization With 5G, AI, Edge Compute”

According to the report, “Communications networks’ evolution to incorporate 5G, edge compute and AI enables new types of monetization levers. Technology and service providers should explore new monetization approaches across pricing structures, product innovations and partnership models to meet customer needs.” Source: Gartner, “Market Trend: Expand CSPs’ Monetization With 5G, AI, Edge Compute”, Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, 27 May 2021.

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April 2021

AppDirect mentioned as a Sample Vendor in Gartner report titled, “11 Imperatives When Building an Enterprise Marketplace”

According to the report, "Enterprise marketplaces help organizations embrace digital business models by engaging with ecosystem partners and generating new revenue. Application leaders for digital commerce technologies should understand the technical and operational imperatives to successfully build and operate marketplaces.” Source: Gartner, “11 Imperatives When Building an Enterprise Marketplace”, Sandy Shen, Jason Daigler, Refreshed 7 April 2021, Published 10 December 2019.

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April 2021

AppDirect mentioned in Gartner report titled, “The Gartner Digital Commerce Vendor Guide, 2021”

According to the report, “Digital commerce platforms often need to integrate with ecosystem applications to deliver rich functionality and customer experience. Application leaders should be aware of players for ecosystem applications when building the digital commerce technology stack.” Source: Gartner, “The Gartner Digital Commerce Vendor Guide, 2021”, Sandy Shen, et al, 14 April 2021

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March 2021

Appdirect mentioned in Example List of Technology Vendors for Application Composition Technology Precursors in Gartner report titled, “Innovation Insight for Application Composition Technology”

According to the report, “Application composition is challenging as it requires a combination of different technologies. Software engineering leaders should use Gartner’s capability framework to evaluate technologies and products, and implement them via a modular approach that maximizes business value and minimizes risks.” Source: Gartner, “Innovation Insight for Application Composition Technology”, Yefim Natis, et al, 31 March 2021.

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