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Schneider Electric Chooses AppDirect to Power Its Exchange Ecosystem Marketplace

By Andy Ellerhorst / April 15, 2019

Schneider Electric Blog

Few companies can say that they've been at the forefront of innovation for almost 200 years, but Schneider Electric is one of them. Founded in 1836, the company has introduced numerous innovations over the decades. Last week at Hannover Messe, it launched another: Schneider Electric Exchange, the world’s first cross-industry open ecosystem dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges.

Powered by AppDirect, Schneider Electric Exchange marketplace offers an ecosystem of technical tools and resources to develop, share, and sell digital and IoT innovations. Schneider Electric Exchange includes Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ solutions, the company’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and ecosystem of experts that is deployed across almost 500,000 sites with the support of more than 20,000 developers and 650,000 providers and partners.

Schneider Electric Exchange is a critical piece of Schneider Electric's "Life Is On" mission to help customers around the world transform the way they access and consume energy. As Hervé Coureil, the company's Chief Digital Officer, explains: “What differentiates Schneider Electric Exchange is that it brings together people across industries and practice areas that share a passion for sustainability and efficiency, enabling collaboration and interaction across ecosystems."

As a Fortune Global 500 company, Schneider Electric has customers around the world that demand the highest quality products and services. Working with AppDirect, Schneider Electric was able to quickly launch and scale a best-in-class ecosystem marketplace that features almost 200 applications, services, and tools with a global footprint that reaches Europe, APAC, and the Americas.

"Digitization continues to revolutionize the way we work and behave," says Cyril Perducat, Schneider Electric's Executive Vice President of IoT and Digital Offers. "The world can no longer work in independent silos; the need for better integration and collaboration has unearthed new opportunities and solutions."

At AppDirect, we're proud to work with Schneider Electric to help businesses around the globe find those opportunities and deliver solutions that can help them thrive in the digital economy. You can click here to read more about the Schneider Electric Exchange.

Andy Ellerhorst is Vice President of Customer Success at AppDirect.