Microsoft Recognizes Outstanding Partners’ Achievements

NEW ORLEANS — July 14, 2009 — Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans, Microsoft Corp. honored an elite group of Microsoft Dynamics partners for their commitment to customers and success in extending the Microsoft Dynamics platform to drive business advantages in companies worldwide.

“Microsoft strongly values its partners’ contributions, and we want to highlight these top partners’ commitment of delivering exceptional solutions and unsurpassed value to customers,” said Doug Kennedy, vice president of the Microsoft Dynamics Partners team. “We’re delighted to acknowledge their strong performance, tremendous contributions and outstanding achievements over the past year.”

In recognition, 12 Microsoft Dynamics partners were presented with the Microsoft Partner Program Awards at the conference. More than 195 entries were submitted by partners worldwide; the award winners were selected from a group of finalists based on their innovative use of Microsoft Dynamics to provide strategic and high-value solutions to meet their customers’ needs. The solutions-based awards and the recipients are as follows:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year: Hitachi Consulting Corp.

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year: Ascentium

  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner of the Year: Cogsdale Corp.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year: Sistemas de Gestión de Baleares S.A. SGB

  • Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale Solutions Partner of the Year: POSitive Technology

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL Partner of the Year: SIS Software LLC

  • Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year: Fullscope Inc.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year: Young & Partners

  • Microsoft Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year: Columbus IT Partner A/S

  • Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the Year: Client Profiles Inc.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Partner of the Year: Customer Effective Inc.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year: Infoma Software Consulting GmbH

In addition, out of thousands of partners, Microsoft honored 16 with the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics Regional Partner of the Year Awards. From this group of top performers, Ascentium was honored as the Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding Reseller of the Year, and To-Increase was honored as the Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding ISV of the Year. Several key criteria were reviewed in selecting Certified for Microsoft Dynamics Partners for the special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, exemplary technological expertise on Microsoft Dynamics products and services, consistently high levels of customer satisfaction, and feedback from peers and team members. The performance-based awards and the recipients are as follows:

  • Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding Reseller of the Year: Ascentium

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Asia-Pacific: Tectura Asia and South Pacific

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Canada: Vox ISM

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Western Europe: AlfaPeople

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe: AutoCont

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Middle East and Africa: Columbus IT Middle East

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for Latin America: WA Consultoria

  • Microsoft Dynamics Reseller of the Year for United States: Fullscope Inc.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Outstanding ISV of the Year: To-Increase

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for Asia-Pacific: Zap Technology Pty. Ltd.

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for Western Europe: LS Retail

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe: Laurel

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for Middle East and Africa: Link Egypt

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for Latin America: Tridea Consulting

  • Microsoft Dynamics ISV of the Year for United States: Serenic Corp.

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hosting Partner of the Year: Sandhills Publishing Co.

During the recognition ceremony, a select group of Microsoft Dynamics partners were named to the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club.

The Inner Circle recognition is awarded to a limited number of companies whose sales achievement ranks them in the highest echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners. These top partners are recognized for their exceptional overall company performance in delivering solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers. Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club recognition honors Microsoft Dynamics reselling partners in the top 5 percent of partners within each region whose commitment to customers is reflected in their business performance and high level of sales achievement.

A list of the 2009 Inner Circle award winners can be found online at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/docs/DynamicsInnerCircle.doc.

A list of the 2009 President’s Club award winners can be found online at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wwpc/docs/DynamicsPresidentsClub.doc.

About Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft’s partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/partner/events/wwpartnerconference and on the Partner Program home page at https://partner.microsoft.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft

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