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Accenture, Avanade scoop Microsoft partner award


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Avanade have been recognised by Microsoft as Alliance Partner of the Year for the ninth year in a row and twelfth time overall.
As voted by Microsoft global sales, Accenture and Avanade received Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year award for demonstrating business excellence and customer satisfaction in delivering innovative Microsoft solutions. The award recognises Accenture and Avanade’s deep industry and technology expertise, and the companies’ ability to help customers realise results with digital, cloud-based solutions.
Together, Accenture and Avanade have collaborated on more than 10 000 Microsoft-based business and public service projects for more than 4 000 global clients.
“Earning this top recognition for nine consecutive years is unequivocal proof that we are the recognised leader in helping clients transform their businesses using Microsoft technologies,” says Paul Daugherty, Accenture’s chief technology officer and chair of the Avanade Board of Directors. “Working with Avanade and Microsoft, we use ‘the power of three’ to deliver leading services for Azure, Office 365 and Windows, along with new innovations such as Hololens, that are more relevant than ever for clients.”
“Digital and cloud are transforming the ways in which companies work, engage with customers and contribute to the bottom line,” says Adam Warby, Avanade CEO. “Every day at Avanade, we innovate with passion and purpose to help our clients transform their businesses through the power of the Microsoft ecosystem.”
“The Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance brings together the talent required to help our mutual customers thrive in a mobile-first, cloud-first world,” says Victor Morales, vice-president of Microsoft Enterprise Partners. “With Accenture’s deep business and industry expertise, Avanade’s world-class digital innovation and Microsoft’s market-leading enterprise technology, these awards represent clear recognition of the business value and innovation that the alliance is delivering to our joint customers.”
Accenture and Avanade were recognised by the IDC MarketScape as the leader in the “IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Microsoft Enterprise Applications Implementation Services Ecosystem”.
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. The Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance offers the valuable combination of market-leading technologies, industry expertise and delivery skills that result in more effective and efficient technology delivered at a lower cost. Avanade has 23 Microsoft Gold Partner Network Competencies, and Avanade and Accenture together have more than 24,000 certiļ¬cations in Microsoft technology.