How to sell AppsAnywhere to your CIO
Once you've had your demo of AppsAnywhere and you've learned more about the benefits it offers to both IT and students alike, you'll want to explain it colleagues... and perhaps your boss, too!
This page lists a variety of resources, including how to explain the business and ROI benefits of AppsAnywhere, to your CIO or other IT decision makers at your university or college. We've also listed customer case studies, technical/infrastrcuture documentation, and an overview of our implementation process, so you and your boss can get a good feel for our product and our customer journey.
Your CIO will be interested in how AppsAnywhere adds value to the university's strategic IT initiatives. And they'll also be interested in how AppsAnywhere provides a Return on Investment (ROI), or perhaps even a Return on Education (ROE).
We've pulled together a series of resources aimed at equipping you with the answers you need to raise awareness of AppsAnywhere in your Higher Ed institution.
This includes help creating a business case to demonstrate the need for change, through to a template you can use if the university plans to go to tender for a new solution. We've also included some high-level 1-pagers about AppsAnywhere and its benefits for students, IT and decisions-makers alike, along with competitive positioning to showcase AppsAnywhere's strengths in the Higher Ed industry.
List of ROI resources available:
- What is AppsAnywhere [Webpage & PDFs]
- Internal Presentation Template [PPTX]
- Business Case Template [DOCX]
- RFP template [DOCX]
- Competitive 'Battlecards' [PDF]
- How AppsAnywhere impacts student enrolment
What is AppsAnywhere?
Give your colleagues a short, high-level overview of what AppsAnywhere is with these three useful resources
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A short overview of our Higher Ed app delivery platform, AppsAnywhere.
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In this 1-page PDF, we outline all the benefits of AppsAnywhere: for students, for IT, and for your university CIO.
Internal presentation template
Schedule and present an internal session about AppsAnywhere to other key university stakeholders, using our free PowerPoint template. The template includes slides about what AppsAnywhere is, how it drives a better IT service, and how it improves student outcomes for Higher Ed.
Coming soon: PPT tempalte for internal presentations
Create a 'Request for Proposals' for app delivery solutions
You've already identified the need to change how your IT team delivers apps to students, that AppsAnywhere is the most strategic choice for Higher Ed, and you've got internal sign-off or budget to get started. You might now need to go through a formal tender process and invite vendors to submit proposals on how they could help and deliver the value you want.
We've put together a downloadable template that gives you a headstart in crafting a successful RFP process, pre-populated with the relevant information that you'll want to know from any worthy 'app delivery' or 'virtualization' vendor!
We're currently working on these resources. In the meantime, please contact us if you're looking for more information on our unique approach to software delivery and virtualization, and how we compare to other technologies and approaches available on the market.
Deliver a better IT service
AppsAnywhere helps you improve the IT service you offer to your students, by delivering all your apps in a consistent way on-demand, to any device, on and off campus (including BYO devices!)
Improve student outcomes
With a better IT service (increased access to key resources like academic apps) your students' experience is improved because they can study more flexibly, at a place and time that suits them.
By offering a better IT service you can improve student outcomes. And by having better student outcomes, your university or college will retain and attract even more students. Simple!
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The full customer journey for AppsAnywhere. What you can expect and when, including each stage of the implementation and rollout journey.
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Learn more about our in-depth Implementation Process for AppsAnywhere, and how we'll help guide your IT team through every step of the way.
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A technical diagram for the AppsAnywhere infrastructure.
1. Sign-up for our trial
Sign-up to our online trial and have a play with the app store, launch a few sample apps, and picture how AppsAnywhere will benefit your university.
2. Schedule a demo
Schedule a product walkthrough demo with one of our expert Solutions Architects, who'll be able to show you the ins-and-outs of the product and answer your questions.
3. Request custom pricing
Request your customized pricing from our sales team. AppsAnywhere is priced based on your institution's FTE student count. Faculty and staff are included at no charge.
4. Rollout to Site License
Once you've decided to go ahead with AppsAnywhere, you can setup a 30-day full-feature Production Pilot or rollout to an AppsAnywhere site license
Show your CIO some customer stories and proof of success from nearby universities or colleges who are using AppsAnywhere.
Our website is full of valuable customer case studies, videos/webinar recordings, and peer reviews, all from a wide variety of Higher Ed institutions. Learn how other education providers near you are innovating to meet demands and improving their students' experience.
Arrange a high-level product demo for your CIO