Waldur Digital Marketplace is an extension of the Waldur platform that allows to provide digital services from one organization to others in a transparent and zero-bureaucracy manner. In particular, it implements a concept of Digital Marketplace for the Government sector by allowing private sector to offer ready-made solutions according to the established policies that could be deployed in minutes and charged by the actual usage.
The main benefits of using Waldur Digital Marketplace are:
Waldur Digital Marketplace supports a wide number of scenarios, which operator of Waldur can implement. The scenarios are complementary and could be combined to provide additional value for the target audience.
Waldur operator can enrich offerings to the users by providing a list of pre-validated IaaS, PaaS and SaaS offerings. Support and operations of all offerings is assured by central authority.
Waldur operator defines rules of engagements and allows SMEs to register and publish descriptions of their products and services, including pricing terms. Operator can validate offerings to make sure that they are honest and optimal for the public sector. In this scenario, Waldur Marketplace can serve as an extension to the tendering mechanism.
Public agencies can expose their services for the business sector in a clear and transparent manner, hence allowing SMEs to consume them in a digital fashion.
A pre-agreed publishing and management mechanism for applications on the Marketplace allows to relocate services running on a Government cloud across data centers, including data centers located in other countries.
Real-time economy is a concept, where decision making can use information about the ecosystem using actual situation. Enabler for real-time is digitization of processes. Waldur Marketplace allows to provide input for the decision making tools in the form of reporting about costs, service providers, sizes of operational teams and other aspects of service management.
Digital Marketplace significantly simplifies offering of services to the public sector by offering a transparent digital pathwayfor service providers. Waldur Digital Marketplace builds upon a Waldur Government Cloud solution for enabling online deployments of the selected services without additional overhead. To assure successful implementation of the solution, an agile and evolving approach is suggested. It allows to mitigate the risks related to process integration and adaptation of policies. Principles for achieving a successful implementation are:
Analyse market needs and typical operations.
Prepare a high level digitalization plan.
Deploy a pilot Marketplace with offerings under control of operator.
Analyse and adapt policies for provisioning new services.
Adapt if there are obstacles to full digitalization.
Open Marketplace for a selected category of service providers.
Validate and tune procedures.
Develop knowledge base of operator, end-customers and service providers. Perform hands-on trainings and seminars.
Launch Marketplace for all qualified Service Providers.