Overview of Industry Accelerators

The Common Data Model enables horizontal consistency for customers' business data, making it easier for them to create value from that data. However, many customers and partners want solutions and platforms that are tailored for their industry. Microsoft is working closely with a set of industries to make Common Data Model more relevant to them, through Industry Accelerators.

Industry Accelerators are foundational components within the Microsoft Power platform and Dynamics 365 that enable ISVs and other solution providers to quickly build industry vertical solutions. The accelerators extend the Common Data Model to include new entities to support a data schema for concepts within specific industries. Microsoft is focused on delivering accelerators for these industries and others:

ISV opportunity view

The Microsoft Power Platform combines with Industry Accelerators to create a unique opportunity for ISVs to provide solutions for different scenarios and levels of development. This image shows the opportunities for ISVs who build on top of the platform and the accelerators.

ISV Opportunity View

First Layer (Common Data Model)

  • Microsoft Power Platform – Common Data Model represents the foundation for which the accelerators and other solutions are built on or from whiich they are extended.

Second Layer (Extend Common Data Model)

  • Industry Accelerators extend Common Data Model
  • ISV solutions extend Common Data Model

Third Layer (Extend the Accelerator)

  • ISVs extend the Microsoft Industry Accelerator
  • Industry ISVs extend the Microsoft Industry Accelerator
  • Microsoft Industry Sample Apps extend the Microsoft Industry Accelerator

Fourth Layer (Further extend ISV/Microsoft Apps)

  • ISVs further extend Industry ISV solutions that were built on top of the Microsoft Industry Accelerator
  • ISVs further extend Microsoft Industry Sample Apps that were built on top of the Microsoft Industry Accelerator
  • Industry ISVs further extend Microsoft Industry Sample Apps that were built on top of the Microsoft Industry Accelerator

Fifth Layer (Further extend Industry Apps)

  • ISV’s further extend Industry ISV solutions that were built on top of Microsoft Industry Sample Apps

Sixth Layer (Available on AppSource)

  • Accelerators, ISV, Industry ISV, and Industry Sample solutions are made available on AppSource

Seventh Layer (SI Support)

  • SIs provide expertise for Customer, ISV and Industry ISV solutions that were built on top of the Microsoft Industry Accelerators. This enables SIs to create industry vertical solution support and practices that can help customers directly, build their own solutions/tools or support ISV deliveries

As you move up the stack, ISVs have multiple opportunities to deliver industry-focused apps and solutions. These opportunities exist whether you're building directly on Power Apps (Common Data Service) or Dynamics 365 apps. As you can see, each level further extends the next level's opportunities. The accelerators provide opportunities to rapidly build vertical, industry-focused apps, as well as enabling SIs who can help scale and support these new apps and solutions.

Additional accelerators

We continue to release new and updated accelerators for the industries identified earlier. Check our release plans for the most recent releases!

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