AWS Announces Flexible SaaS Subscriptions for AWS Marketplace

Users can now subscribe to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications directly through AWS Marketplace. With SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, customers can start using third-party SaaS and Application Programming Interface (API) products with just a few clicks, and pay through their existing AWS bill.

Customers can now subscribe to SaaS products and APIs from Alert Logic, Aspera, Avalara, Bitium, Cloudinary, Cloudyn, Datadog, Datapath, Dome9 Security, Druva, Dynatrace, HERE, NetApp, New Relic, Pitney Bowes, Qubole, Signiant, Solano Labs, Solodev, Sumo Logic, and Trend Micro, with new independent software vendors (ISVs) to be added regularly.

AWS Marketplace already offers more than 800 SaaS and API listings. Now, ISVs can let AWS handle the metering and billing when customers purchase their products. With a flexible range of metering dimensions, ISVs can give customers options to pay in ways that best suit their needs. Deploying applications is simple, so customers can get SaaS applications up and running more quickly and get the “security and scalability benefits” of software built on AWS Cloud without having to manage the infrastructure it runs on.

aws cloudWith SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, customers who use dozens of SaaS products across their organizations can manage all of the procurement, subscriptions, and payments in a single place, avoiding the hassle of dealing with separate bills from multiple ISVs. Customers get a single monthly bill that includes their SaaS usage charges along with charges for the other AWS Marketplace products and AWS services they use.

“Customers rely on AWS Marketplace to take the heavy lifting out of procuring and deploying the software and services they need to run their business,” said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services (AWS). “As SaaS becomes a strong preference for certain types of applications, customers have asked us whether we can make it as easy to find, subscribe to, and manage their favorite SaaS solutions as it is to buy traditional software on AWS Marketplace.”

“No other cloud infrastructure marketplace has a combination of broad SaaS selection and a production API and SDK that enables software vendors to deliver unified metering and billing for their SaaS products with such a wide range of metering options,” added Mr. McCann. “We’ve focused on making this as simple and flexible as possible for ISVs, which will result in deep and broad choice for our customers. With SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, we’re making it easier than ever for customers to get the applications they want in one place, with one bill.”