It’s been another outstanding year at AppDynamics! Our fiscal year ended January 31st, and I’m happy to report our amazing growth trajectory continues. Annual bookings doubled to more than $150 million. We closed more than 20 deals worth $1+ million each. Our client base grew to over 1,600 customers, and our staff grew by more than 50 percent to 550 employees and growing.
Quarter after quarter, year after year, the marketplace is enthusiastically embracing the AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform. The world’s largest financial institutions, consumer product brands that are household names, academic institutions, travel, healthcare, e-commerce and entertainment companies — our client list reads like a who’s who of the world’s most well-known and respected companies. They all recognize the critical role that software plays in their business operations, and in their interactions and ultimate success with customers. And they recognize that AppDynamics is the most effective platform not just to keep their software performing at its best, but to harvest data from it that can drive critical competitive insights. It’s extremely gratifying to see the list of companies that have chosen AppDynamics, and to watch that list grow.
AppDynamics technology continues to raise the bar
Our Application Intelligence Platform ceaselessly grows and evolves. This past year, we’ve added support for more platforms and more complex transactions; expanded our mobile solution and added free-forever crash analytics; created a Virtual War Room and other collaborative tools; released our powerful Application Analytics solution; added a massively scalable data store, new data visualizations, big data behavioral learning; and on and on — more features and functionality than I could possibly list here.
What we offer, though, is so much more than a list of features that’s longer than our competition’s. What we’ve done and are doing goes far beyond “APM.” AppDynamics has reached the critical mass to become a single, comprehensive Application Intelligence partner. Performance, user experience, data and analytics. Web, datacenter, mobile. Consumer and enterprise. CIO, CTO, CMO. IT, marketing, business. We bring it all together, making the connections, giving everyone visibility, powering the insights, optimizing the business outcomes.
One way to think of what we do is “BizDevOps.” Another way is as a powerful platform that keeps the applications running, the users delighted, and the business growing.
A year’s worth of kudos
Validation comes in many forms: A growing list of A-level clients. A team stacked with the best and brightest. Stories from the field of our product saving the day. Triple-digit growth. But “the industry” bestows its own recognition of excellence, and we’re proud to be the recipient of a host of those distinctions. Here are some that we’ve received in the last 12 months:
- For the second half of our fiscal year, customers gave AppDynamics a Net Promoter Score of 87, our highest score ever, continuing an uninterrupted streak of increasing scores.
- Gartner positioned AppDynamics as “Leader” in the 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Management,” and positioned us furthest to the right on the “completeness of vision” axis.
- AppDynamics was named to the SharesPost 100 list of the best venture-backed, privately held companies.
- Gigaom Research ranked AppDynamics highest among APM vendors.
- JPMorgan Chase inducted AppDynamics into its prestigious “Hall of Innovation.”
- For the third year in a row, AppDynamics was named to the “AlwaysOn OnCloud Top 100,” recognizing best-of-breed private companies in B2B applications, management tools, security, and infrastructure.
Strategic partnerships and partner enablement
Our president, Joe Sexton, likes to sign off his emails with “T(ogether) E(everyone) A(chieves) M(ore).” That’s a philosophy that applies to our relationships with technology partners as well. We recognize that AppDynamics is part of an ecosystem, and that everyone in that ecosystem can achieve more when everyone works as a team. To that end, we’ve initiated some key partnerships and partner programs this past year.
We’ve partnered with IBM to provide cloud migration analysis services for the IBM Cloud Marketplace, and also to support the IBM DataPower messaging appliance. We became certified on the Verizon Cloud Marketplace. We have integration certification from ServiceNow for service management workflows.
For our own partners, we’ve launched an OEM partner program, and introduced first-of-its-kind profit-sharing levels for solution partners.
Our engagement with the open source community continues to be strong as well. We joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation this past year to support standards for platform-as-a-service. And our client developers have created and made available more than 100 open-source extensions to enhance integration with the Application Intelligence Platform.
A new year of surprises in store for you
Each year has been amazing for us, but this coming year may just prove to be the most incredible yet. We’ve made some great strategic hires on our leadership team. And we’ve laid the groundwork for some great leaps forward for our platform and for every aspect of our organization. I can’t wait to be writing this report for you next year. Stay tuned!