Microsoft Great Plains Recognizes Outstanding Partner Achievements

FARGO, N.D., Oct. 16, 2001 — Microsoft® Great Plains®
Business Solutions recently recognized 36 of its 2,200 reselling partners for outstanding achievements and extraordinary successes. The awards were presented at the Global Partner Recognition Ceremony during Stampede 2001, Microsoft Great Plains’ 16th annual international partner conference held in Fargo for its value-added resellers, consultants, systems integrators and solution developers.

Microsoft Great Plains reviewed several key criteria in selecting partners for special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, exemplary technological expertise on Microsoft Great Plains solutions, consistently high customer-satisfaction ratings, feedback from peers and team members, and a sincere commitment to improving the lives and business success of Microsoft Great Plains’ and partners’ mutual customers.

Partners earning special recognition at Stampede 2001 include the following:

  • Global Partner of the Year: ePartners Inc. — Corporate, Irving, Texas

  • Global Developer of the Year: Compass Technologies Inc., Cadillac, Mich.

  • The Eagle Award: AKA Enterprise Solutions Inc., New York

  • Outstanding Partner for Asia/Pacific: InterDyn — Professional Advantage, North Sydney, Australia

  • Outstanding Partner for Africa/Middle East: CompuSoft, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • Outstanding Partner for Latin America: Gonzalez, Cortina y Glender, Mexico City

  • Outstanding Partner for Europe: InterDyn — Advantage Business Systems Ltd., London

  • Outstanding Partner for Canada: Rimrock Corp., Toronto

  • Outstanding Partner for the United States: I.B.I.S. Inc., Norcross, Ga.

  • Outstanding Partner: SMB — Stanley, Stuart, Yoffee and Hendrix Inc., Maitland, Fla.

  • Outstanding Partner, Single Location: ePartners Inc. — Boston, Boston

  • Outstanding Partner, Multiple Locations: Surebridge Inc., Lexington, Mass.

  • Solomon Excellence: ePartners — New Jersey, East Brunswick, N.J.

  • eEnterprise Excellence: Collins Computing Inc., Mission Viejo, Calif.

  • Dynamics Excellence: Centerprise Information Solutions Inc., Akron, Ohio

  • Front Office Excellence: InterDyn — TGO Consulting Inc., Markham, Ontario

  • Excellence in Servicing Existing Customers: InterDyn — Business Microvar Inc., Roseville, Minn.

  • Excellence in Servicing Existing Customers: American Express Co., Dublin, Ohio

  • Excellence in Integration: CEP Systems Inc., Norwalk, Conn.

  • Partners’ Choice Developer Award: InterDyn — Professional Advantage, North Sydney, Australia

  • Excellence in Customer Care: Cargas Systems Inc., Lancaster, Pa.

  • Organizational Excellence: Enterprise Resource Group Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

  • New Global Partner Excellence: Dynamics — TMW Systems Inc., Cleveland

  • New Global Partner Excellence: Solomon — CSI Pitt LLC, Bridgeville, Pa.

  • New Global Partner Excellence: eEnterprise — Enterlogix Corp., Houston

  • New Solution Developer Excellence: Kinross Computer Systems Ltd., Milnathort, Tayside, United Kingdom

  • Partnering Excellence: Inc., New Bedford, N.H.

  • Partnering Excellence: DMS Technology Solutions LLC, Cedar Knolls, N.J.

  • Manufacturing Excellence: ePlains Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

  • Enterprise Reporting Excellence: Paradigm Technology Consulting LLC, Hamilton Square, N.J.

  • Project Series Excellence: Surebridge Inc., Lexington, Mass.

  • Project Series Excellence: Options Software and Consulting Inc., Burlington, Ontario

  • Human Resources/Payroll Excellence: MCS Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda

  • Outsourcing Excellence:, New Bedford

  • eBusiness Excellence: Cole Systems Associates Inc., New York

  • Apertum Excellence: INTERFACE Systemhaus Vertriebsgesellschaft mBH, Darmstadt, Germany

About Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions

Microsoft Great Plains provides business applications that help small and midmarket companies become more agile in today’s interconnected economy by extending specific information and procedures to employees, customers, vendors and partners. The business applications automate end-to-end business processes across financials, distribution, project accounting, electronic commerce, human resources and payroll, manufacturing, supply-chain management, business analytics, sales and marketing management, and customer service and support. More information about the solutions offered by Microsoft Great Plains can be found at or at

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