WHAT DOES MARKETPLACE MEAN?
The global marketplace is a platform, where products tested by IHE and grapevine can be purchased. Irrespective of the size of the enterprise, IT-producers have the opportunity to present products, sell licenses and enter new markets.
grapevine consists of grapevine world (marketplace) and the national grapevine companies.
WHAT ARE THE OWNERSHIP-STRUCTURES?
WHO IS INVOLVED WITH GRAPEVINE?
HOW IS GRAPEVINE STRUCTURED?
The technology producers on the grapevine marketplace are bound to grapevine world by contract. The products are distributed via grapevine national.
„EVERY THOUGHT TENDING TOWARDS BUILDING A PROPRIETARY WORLD IS A WASTE OF
ECONOMICALLY HARD-EARNED TAX MONEY.“
HOW IS GRAPEVINE FINANCED?
grapevine is financed by license sales
(from every license sale at the marketplace 27,5 percent remain with grapevine).
There are two licensing models:
SaaS (Software as a Service)
On-premise Software (one-time license including maintenance)
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY LICENSES VIA GRAPEVINE, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE AVAILABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE PRODUCERS?
grapevine guarantees standardized solutions that have been evaluated twice. Additional to the evaluation of IHE (Connectathon and conformity assessment) the solutions of all producers have to undergo project-specific tests (grapevine Projectathon).
Another advantage when buying licenses via grapevine is that the initiative assembles numerous companies and therefore has a broader portfolio of standardized products. The customer is offered extensive solutions for which interoperability is guaranteed. As a result, from the customer‘s perspective the risk of project failure is reduced enormously.