Monday, 14 March 2022 12:31

Overview of Microsoft Industry Accelerators

Industry accelerators are foundational components within Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 that enable ISVs and other solution providers to quickly build industry vertical solutions.

The accelerators extend Common Data Model to include new entities to support a data schema for concepts within specific industries. Microsoft is currently focused on delivering accelerators for the following industries, with others to come:

  • Automotive
  • Education, including higher education and k - 12
  • Healthcare
  • Media and entertainment
  • Nonprofit
  • Telecommunications

Rapid Solution Deployment Specific to Your Industry

Industry accelerators include powerful connected experiences that are designed to support common, existing business needs for specific industries, enabling solutions that deliver new insights and more personalised customer engagements.

It helps simplify efforts to procure partner solutions or build custom applications by providing access to a unified data layer that saves customers the time and resources they would have spent creating their own proprietary data layer or attempting to integrate disparate systems and solutions.

How Do Industry Accelerators Work

So, the Microsoft Power Platform and Common Data Model serve as the foundation industry accelerators (along with other solutions) are built upon. The CDM feeds information into the Power Platform, accelerators, and ISV solutions.

Accelerator solutions aren’t fully-formed apps. They’re not meant to be “plug-and-play” add-ons. Rather, they provide orgs with a framework that allows them to get set-up quickly. Then from there, they can start refining the features that tackle the most important parts of their business.

They can be designed for different levels of development.

The graphic below illustrates the different “levels” developers can use as a starting point–depending on what they’re trying to build.