Microsoft Singapore names Accenture/Avanade Country Partner of the Year

Microsoft Singapore names Accenture/Avanade Country Partner of the Year

15 partners recognised at the Microsoft Partners’ Star Awards 2016 for their achievements and contributions in driving digital transformation in Singapore



(From left to right: Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore; Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft; Sam Liew, Managing Director and ASEAN Technology Lead, Accenture; Kevin Wo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ASEAN, Avanade; Lim Kok Ping, Partner Business & Development Lead, Microsoft Singapore.)

SINGAPORE – 27 September 2016 – Microsoft has named Accenture/Avanade Country Partner of the Year 2016 for Singapore in recognition of the role the Microsoft Partners have played in helping to drive digital transformation conversations with organisations in Singapore over the past year.

In addition to Country Partner of the Year 2016, Accenture/Avanade also took home the CityNext Partner of the Year 2016 award, a new award category that acknowledges partners who demonstrate capabilities to address the most pressing challenges for urban environments and empower more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive cities.

Together, the two awards are a recognition of Accenture/Avanade’s strategic efforts in delivering impactful IT solutions based on Microsoft technology for Singapore organisations in both public and private sectors while accelerating digital transformation of their clients.

Sam Liew, Managing Director and ASEAN Technology Lead at Accenture said, “We are honoured to receive the Country Partner of the Year Award this year in partnership with Avanade. The ‘power of three’ relationship between Accenture, Microsoft and Avanade has been instrumental in helping clients transform their businesses leveraging Microsoft’s leading technology platforms.”

New award categories extend definition of excellence in an age of disruption

Held annually, the Microsoft Partners’ Star Awards celebrates the success of Singapore partners as they demonstrate business performance, competency, and impact in delivering strategic IT solutions to Microsoft customers in Singapore.

The Partners’ Star Awards also underscore Microsoft’s commitment to Singapore’s partner ecosystem. Microsoft collaborates closely with nearly 1,400 partners and resellers in Singapore to help them drive creative implementations of Microsoft technology and capitalise on new business opportunities in an increasingly digital world.

This year, competition was especially intense as the topic of digital transformation took centre-stage in business conversations, while new technologies such as the Internet of Things rose to challenge existing business and operational models.

To recognise partners who stayed ahead of the curve and built new capabilities in this new era, Microsoft has introduced six new award categories this year:
·        CityNext Partner of the Year;
·        Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year.
·        Internet of Things Partner of the Year;
·        Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year,
·        Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year;
·        Windows & Devices Deployment Partner of the Year.

These new categories reflect the market opportunities and challenges spurred by industry-wide transformation, and recognise Microsoft partners who consistently reinvent themselves to build relevant new competencies.

Gerald Leo, Director for Small & Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group at Microsoft Singapore, shared “We live in a world of constant disruption, and organisations across all industries seeking to stay relevant in today’s market need to embrace technology to help develop new business models and generate additional revenue streams. In this fast-evolving landscape, our partners have proven time and again that they are in the best position to empower organisations in Singapore with the right digital tools for continued success.”

“The 2016 winners of the Microsoft Partners’ Star Awards are on the leading edge of this transformation. They have displayed exceptional creativity and innovation in their implementations of Microsoft technology, and we look forward to another year of seizing new opportunities together in a world of ever-changing business needs,” Mr Leo added.


Award Category
Winner
Country Partner of the Year
The Microsoft Singapore 2016 Country Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners at the country level that have had substantial growth in their customer base and/or revenue by driving customer impact and satisfaction, demonstrating effective engagement with their local Microsoft office and innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business.

Accenture/Avanade
CityNext Partner of the Year (NEW!)
This award recognizes partners whose solutions, built on or with Microsoft technology, can address the most pressing challenges for cities and empower more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive cities.

Accenture/Avanade
Cloud CRM Partner of the Year
This award recognizes an exceptional partner who excels in providing their customers solutions for sales automation, marketing automation, social engagement or customer service. The award is designed for Microsoft partners who have shown both innovation and results related to selling and delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud offerings.

Customer Capital Consulting
Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year
This award honors a partner that has successfully scaled out its cloud practice by packaging two or more Microsoft cloud solutions (e.g. Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Dynamics CRM, etc.) with their own services and solutions into a complete customer offering, solving an end customer challenge. The partner must have built out a repeatable solution which targets new cloud customers.

N/A*
Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year
This award honors a partner that has seen substantial and sustainable growth in deploying Office 365 cloud and hybrid solutions as well as driving customer adoption with high impact and satisfaction.

Insight
Data Analytics Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner who has delivered an outstanding solution using Microsoft’s Advanced Analytics capabilities. The winning solution will have enabled customers with the ability to analyze any data including unstructured and streaming data to make fast, strategic business decisions and to predict future business.

N/A*
Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner that excels at providing innovative and unique sales, services, solutions, and/or support based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP – including the Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, or SL product lines.

MSC Consulting
Hybrid Cloud and Infrastructure Platform Partner of the Year
This award recognizes excellence in delivering value to enterprise customers through Microsoft’s datacenter technologies, including server platform technology, hybrid cloud management solutions and Microsoft Azure IAAS Services.

Dell
Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year (NEW!)
This award recognizes a partner that has developed, designed and deployed Microsoft Azure-based Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with their enterprise customers, demonstrating how they solved customer requirements and accelerated adoption of Microsoft Azure in an IoT scenario.

Total Ebiz
Learning Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner who has excelled in the delivery of high impact training enablement solutions utilizing Microsoft Official Courseware and exam certifications, demonstrating alignment with advancing adoption and deployment of Microsoft technologies through training and certification.

Lithan
Licensing Solution Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner that performs across the core metrics of the volume licensing business, consistently seeks to innovate with volume licensing solutions and services, quickly adopts the latest initiatives, and provides ongoing attention to customer-service excellence.

Software One
Local OEM Device Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a local OEM partner that has demonstrated excellence in driving innovative Windows-based devices, demonstrating their ability to build high quality windows devices supported by similarly high standard in customer service, thereby exciting and delighting customers on their Windows journey.

Aftershock PC
Microsoft Azure Certified ISV Solution Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner that has successfully scaled out its Microsoft Azure-based solution, demonstrating growth and customer value while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Azure. The winner also provided measurable results that were obtained, along with appropriate supporting customer evidence documentation.

Astoria
Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year (NEW!)
This award recognizes a partner who has developed outstanding open source solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform demonstrating innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value.

Kloud Soft
Retail Partner of the Year
This award is for the Microsoft Retailer of the Year who has demonstrated excellence in retail sales and merchandizing of Microsoft products, provided a positive in-store experience for customers, and proactive participation in Microsoft events and campaigns.

Challenger
Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year (NEW!)
This award recognizes excellence in building a scalable, innovative and best-in-class Microsoft cloud services practice focused on Small & Midmarket businesses (SMB), including Office 365, Azure, EMS and CRMOL.

Innocom
Start-up Partner of the Year
This award recognizes an early-stage software company demonstrating leadership in the areas of innovation, market potential, media and analyst attention, investor value creation, and customer adoption.

Bandlab
Windows and Devices Deployment Partner of the Year (NEW!)
This award recognizes a partner with proven expertise in helping enterprise and midmarket customers modernize their devices, including adopting tablets and smartphones, upgrading to the latest Windows platform and deploying the necessary technology to provide users with a truly mobile workstyle.

Dell

* Insufficient entries received for fair and comprehensive judging.

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