Ansys is expanding our focus on platforms and solutions, and we have identified that the Ansys Store needs additional processes and improvements to provide you and our shared customers with maximum value. The new changes are part of our overall plan to revamp the store to deliver a more personalized experience, while improving the quality and scope of what is published.
The changes are outlined below.
All publishers currently listing in the Ansys store must submit their apps/solutions for review via the Ansys Store review request form.
If your app(s)/solution(s) are not resubmitted for review by January 1st, 2023, they will be marked for removal, and you will be notified again to complete the resubmission form.
Anything not resubmitted for review will be removed on February 1st.
If your review is pending, it will remain listed until the review is complete.
We will prioritize the review of existing listings and will try to perform validation testing and communicate the results within 30 days of submission.
Any listings that do not pass review will have the opportunity for re-review, and we will share the areas for improvement in our review results.
As of this email, all submissions to the Ansys Store via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address and current submission form are suspended.
All upgrades and updates must also follow this submission process going forward.
If you are not currently an Ansys partner, the business and partner review process will be required first, and is separate from testing and validation.
We will review new requests as they are submitted and communicate the results of the validation and testing within no more than 45 days of submission.
Any submissions that do not pass review will have the opportunity for re-review and we will share the areas for improvement in our review results.
We realize that this is a change in process and will require some of your time. This change of process is a critical part of the evolution of the current store, and we will be making many other technical and platform changes as we evolve it into a more mature platform in the coming months. These changes set us up to deliver more value with our publishers, including:
Customer confidence that listings have been fully validated and tested by Ansys SMEs from partnership, technology, legal, and product teams to create an environment of trust and value.
Enabling the best experience for our shared customers by ensuring that publishers provide support for all listings.
Enabling better metrics and increased self-management of listings on the platform, so publishers have full visibility into their listings.
With your support in the evolution of the Ansys Store, we look forward to working with you to help validate your listings through this new process. If you have any questions not addressed by the FAQ or process documentation below, do not hesitate to reach out to us! We would be happy to help.
Solution review - regular review sessions with product/legal/partner teams
Code Scan of source code for solution/app
Test and validation - installation, run, support inquiries
Notification and publishing prep collection form submitted by publisher
Published to the store
Why is Ansys changing the process for submitting listings?
The new process updates and improves controls around product, legal and technology.
It allows us to gather more relevant information which will benefit both Ansys and the publisher and it allows customers to find apps and solutions in a more intuitive way.
Working with our publishers and providing validation means customers get a more reliable experience and publishers can create more value for their apps/solutions.
What happens if I don’t submit before 1st of January?
We will delist the app/solution. If your app/solution is removed, you can have it relisted at any time by resubmitting it to the review process using the listing review form.
How will the new process for publishing apps / solutions be executed?
The new process will include:
Code checks and testing
The process will be iterative with the publisher, to guarantee that we will be publishing the right apps and solutions for our clients.
What happens if my app/solution fails the new review process?
We will contact you with the details of what was discovered, and advice to fix the relevant issues.
What happens to my existing distribution agreement for my app/solution?
Nothing! Your agreement is safe and sound and continues in place, provided you submit your app/solution for review under the updated process.
What happens if I do not resubmit to the new process?
Under the terms of the current listing agreement for the store, Section 9 allows for the listing to be terminated at any time, for any reason. Additional articles in section 6 refer to timely updates, and other changes to the store as potential reasons for removal of a listing. As a publisher, you have agreed to maintain and update your listing, and failing to adhere to the listing guidelines described above is grounds for the listing to be terminated on the schedule described.
Is the Ansys Store being shut down?
No, we are in the process of realizing the vision for a new Marketplace. The Ansys Marketplace will continue hosting the apps that are validated by the new process.
What is The Ansys Marketplace?
Ansys is evolving the App Store towards a new experience. This evolution will bring more value to the listings on the marketplace by providing a more thorough review process.
The Ansys Marketplace will bring more features and an additional portfolio of solutions that will benefit both creators and customers.
What is the difference between a solution vs app?
Ansys defines an app as a software program you can download and install on your own with minimal support and configuration.
Ansys defines a solution as something that may have a core of “product” or “software” and generally includes installation/configuration/customization services that are offered by the publisher.
We expect apps and solutions to exist side-by-side in the new Marketplace, as they fill different needs for our shared customers.
What will the new features of the Ansys Marketplace be?
We are working on new features which will benefit the developers who publish to the store. These include but are not limited to better metrics and reporting, listing management, and simpler catalog management – we will publish full details as the features come online.
Will I be able to offer services to implement and configure my app/solution on the new marketplace?
It is something that Ansys is considering, but this is not finalized. If you are interested in this, please contact your partner manager so we can gather your feedback on this.