Microsoft Announces Certified Partner Award Finalists

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 30, 2003 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the finalists for the 2003 Microsoft® Certified Partner Awards. The awards recognize Microsoft Certified Partners and Microsoft Certified Business Solution Partners that developed exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Finalists were selected from more than 1,000 entries submitted by partners worldwide. Five finalists, one from each region, in 16 categories were named, based on their innovative use of Microsoft technologies to meet customer needs. The winners will be named at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2003, Microsofts premier annual partner event, Oct. 911, in New Orleans.

“Each year Microsoft recognizes certified partners that have gone above and beyond traditional expectations in terms of using technology to deliver excellence to their customers,”
said Allison Watson, vice president of Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft.
“We look for innovation in delivering outstanding customer service and optimization of Microsoft technologies to solve a business need. It was an honor for us to have so many great entries from partners providing solutions with Microsoft technology.”

Microsoft Certified Partner Award finalists will be honored in each of the following categories: Business Intelligence Solution of the Year; Collaborative Solution of the Year; CRM Reseller of the Year; CRM Solution Developer of the Year; Data Management Solution of the Year; ERP Reseller of the Year; ERP Solution Developer of the Year; Infrastructure Solution of the Year; Integration Solution of the Year; Internet Business Solution of the Year; Microsoft CTEC Solution of the Year; Security Solution of the Year; Small-Business Solution of the Year; Software Asset Management Advocate of the Year; .NET Application of the Year; and .NET Packaged Application of the Year.

For each category, one finalist was chosen from each defined award region of the world: Asia/South Pacific, Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa, Latin America, North America and Western Europe. Following are the finalists in each category:

Business Intelligence Solution of the Year

  • Camms Profit Impact

  • W5 Solutions

  • Information Systems Partners (pty) Ltd.

  • Intellinet Corp.

  • Conchango Ltd.

Collaborative Solution of the Year

  • Otsuka Corp.

  • Urudata Software

  • DUCONT FZ-LLC

  • Navantis Inc.

  • Media-Streams.com AG

CRM Reseller of the Year

  • Equarius Inc.

  • Interactive Business Information Systems

  • Arnaldo C. Castro SA

  • Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc.

  • Inetium Inc.

CRM Solution Developer of the Year

  • Brookstone Technologies Pty Ltd.

  • Microsistemas Gerenciales SA, de CV

  • Virtual Team

  • Sonoma Partners LLC

  • Navisoft NV

Data Management Solution of the Year

  • Global Care Solutions Ltd.

  • AT & T Argentina SA

  • Ness Technologies

  • Scalability Experts Inc.

  • Meridio Ltd.

ERP Reseller of the Year

  • Professional Advantage Pty Ltd.

  • InterDyn-AKA Enterprises Solutions

  • Omnios LLC

  • Interactive Business Information Systems

  • TVision Technology Ltd.

ERP Solution Developer of the Year

  • Professional Advantage Pty Ltd.

  • Ofisis SA

  • 4PS bv

  • Campus Management Corp.

  • AccounT GmbH

Infrastructure Solution of the Year

  • Unisys

  • Millennium3 SA

  • AutoCont CZ as

  • Internosis

  • INOSOFT AG

Integration Solution of the Year

  • Aston It Group Australia a division of Oakton Ltd.

  • CENET

  • LINKdotNET

  • RDA Corp.

  • quiBiq.de Internet-Handelsplattform GmbH

Internet Business Solution of the Year

  • Elcom Technology Pty Ltd.

  • Stream Nova SA de CV

  • Horizons Media and Information Services

  • Sapient Corp.

  • ETX bv

Microsoft CTEC Solution of the Year

  • Database Wizards Inc.

  • CompuEducacion SA de CV

  • VirgiTech Corp.

  • Information Management Group Inc.

  • QA PLC

Security Solution of the Year

  • INFOSEC Technologies Co. Ltd.

  • Electronic infinito technologies

  • Integr8 IT

  • Rainfinity

  • nCipher Corporation Ltd.

Small-Business Solution of the Year

  • IdealSoft Pte Ltd.

  • Paradigma Tecnologia e Orie de Negocios

  • org. TeND d.o.o.

  • Armstrong Enterprise Communications Inc.

  • Mentec Ltd.

Software Asset Management Advocate of the Year

  • ISA Technologies Sdn Bhd

  • Brasoftware Informatica Ltda

  • DCS Computer Consultants Group

  • ASAP Software

  • INOSOFT AG

.NET Application of the Year

  • Cooptions Technologies

  • RGM Informatica Ltda

  • Middle East Network Systems

  • DapaSoft Inc.

  • Epicor Software Corp.

.NET Packaged Application of the Year

  • Brookstone Technologies Pty Ltd.

  • UNEAR SA

  • Logotec Engineering SA

  • Proscape Technologies

  • Getronics Belgium

About the Microsoft Certified Partner and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Partner Program

To help partners build successful Microsoft-based businesses, Microsoft offers its certified partners a variety of resources, including training, technical support, early access to Microsoft products and peer networking opportunities that allow a variety of partners to come together and provide end-to-end customer solutions. All Microsoft Certified Partners maintain a staff of Microsoft Certified Professionals, or have certified products that have tested compatible with the Microsoft Windows® platform.

About Microsofts Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsofts Worldwide Partner Conference combines the best elements of two previous events Fusion, for Microsoft partners, and Stampede, for Microsoft Business Solutions partners to provide even more valuable and informative learning opportunities in leadership, sales, marketing, services and technology. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/partner/events/wwpartnerconference/ .

About Microsoft

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For more information about Worldwide Partner Conference:

http://www.microsoft.com/partner/events/wwpartnerconference/

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