Microsoft Recognizes Outstanding Business Solutions Partner Achievements

REDMOND, Wash. — July 29, 2005 —Microsoft Corp. recently honored 22 of its thousands of partners with the 2005 Microsoft® Business Solutions partner recognition awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony during Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company’s premier annual event for industry partners, held this year in Minneapolis. Award recipients were chosen from a group of finalists from around the world. At the ceremony Microsoft also recognized the 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Inner Circle members and the 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club members.

“Every year we recognize teams and individuals who are dedicated to enabling people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential,” said Doug Burgum, senior vice president of the Business Solutions group at Microsoft. “Our partners represent the premier channel in the industry. They are experts at building relationships that improve the lives and business success of customers. It’s an honor to acknowledge their award-winning performances at our annual Microsoft Business Solutions recognition event.”

The Business Solutions group reviewed several key criteria in selecting Microsoft Certified Partners for the special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, exemplary technological expertise on Microsoft Business Solutions products and services, consistently high customer satisfaction ratings, and feedback from peers and team members.

The following list of 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions partner recognition recipients is broken down by award category:

Excellence Awards

  • Customer Care Excellence: AIM Solutions Inc.

  • Knowledge Excellence: Gonzalez, Cortina, Glender y Compania

  • Consistent Performance: FillGap Business Systems SA de CV

  • Partner Choice ISV: C360 Solutions Inc.

Product Excellence Awards

  • Microsoft Business Solutions–Axapta® Excellence: Euroinfo Systems Pvt. Ltd.

  • Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains® Excellence: InterDyn – FMT Consultants

  • Microsoft Business Solutions–Solomon Excellence: Synergy Business Solutions

  • Microsoft Business Solutions–Navision® Excellence: Maritech International

  • Microsoft Business Solutions Retail Management System Excellence: POSitive Technology

  • Microsoft CRM Excellence: Sonoma Partners LLC

Outstanding Partners of the Year

  • Outstanding New Partner: VOX Wireless Inc.

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year LATAM: JT Consulting Group Inc.

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year APAC: Eclipse Computing Pty. Ltd.

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year Canada: CSB Systems Ltd.

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year EMEA: Munk IT

  • Outstanding Partner of the Year U.S.: Iteration2

  • The Pioneer Award: Tectura Corp.

  • Industry Vertical Partner of the Year: CorNator A/S

  • Global ISV Partner of the Year: Landsteinar Strengur

Outstanding Individual of the Year — Eagle Award

This year, for the first time, two individuals were honored for their contributions in this area:

  • Alan Kahn and Jack Ades of Interdyne – AKA

Global Partner of the Year

  • Columbus IT Partner A/S

In addition, the 2005 Microsoft Business Solutions Inner Circle and President’s Club members were announced at the recognition ceremony. Lists of the members can be found at the following links:

About Microsoft Business Solutions

Microsoft Business Solutions are financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft

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