Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, and Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, have been recognised by Microsoft as Alliance Partner of the Year for the eighth time.
Microsoft also awarded Accenture and Avanade with Mobility Partner of the Year for the third year in a row. This year’s awards continue the companies’ streak as the most frequently recognised Microsoft partners in the industry.
As voted by the Microsoft global sales field, 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 Mobility Partner of the Year award recognises Accenture and Avanade’s deep industry and technology expertise, and the companies’ ability to help customers realise results. 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.
“Becoming a digital business is no longer simply about how we incorporate technology into organisations; it’s about how we use technology to reinvent those organisations,” according to Tom Yemc, global Microsoft alliance director, Accenture. “Working with Microsoft, we have been able to help companies increase their productivity in a Digital Workplace.”
“Cloud and digital are transforming the way organisations empower their employees and engage with their customers,” says Ashish Kumar, Avanade’s chief growth officer. “Every day at Avanade, we are helping customers realise the art of the possible. We’re honoured that Microsoft has recognised our contributions and commitment to the success of our mutual customers.”
“These awards represent clear recognition of the immense business value and innovation that the alliance is delivering to our joint customers,” says Stephen Boyle, vice-president, Microsoft Enterprise Partners.
“The Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance combines customer-centric knowledge with deep understanding of the key market drivers and delivers both with an absolute focus on execution. As we move forward in this digital transformation based on a cloud-first, mobile-first strategy these skills and ability to execute will be even more important to our joint customers.”
Accenture also won a Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP) Excellence Award, which recognises superior performance, exemplary service and innovation by suppliers that demonstrate what it means to be a preferred supplier at Microsoft. Accenture won the 2014 Reduced Risk award for its unending excellence in reducing risk.
Through many different on-going efforts Accenture has demonstrated that it is a highly trusted alliance partner of Microsoft, whether through helping Microsoft manage compliance risk with flexibility, responsiveness and broad capability or elevating client satisfaction.
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 21 Microsoft Gold Partner Network competencies, and Avanade and Accenture together have more than 23,000 certiﬁcations in Microsoft technology.