Microsoft Announces Winners of TechEd 2002 Business Productivity Awards

NEW ORLEANS, April 10, 2002 — In conjunction with Microsoft Tech
Ed 2002, Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners of the Tech
·Ed Business Productivity Awards. The awards acknowledge the exciting work that Microsoft customers and partners are doing with Microsoft®
Exchange 2000 Server, Office XP and SharePointTM Portal Server. More than 200 companies submitted almost 500 entries for slots in 10 categories; winners were honored last night during a dinner reception. The following solutions were recognized:

  • Best Use of Business Intelligence Technologies: KSolutions Inc. for K.Central Business Intelligence Dashboard

  • Best Innovative Group Productivity Solution: Genisys Consulting Inc. for Genisys Advanced System for Sales Information and Service Tracking (GenASSIST)

  • Best Cross-Product Integration: Navantis Inc. for Trade-Settlement Inc.

  • Best Integration of the Office Product Family: Plural Inc. for Business Development Productivity Solution

  • Best Solution for a Not-for-Profit Organization: Navantis for

  • Best SharePoint Portal Solution: H & R Block Financial Advisors Inc. & G.A. Sullivan Advisor Workspace Team for Advisor Workspace

  • Most Innovative Use of Smart Tags: Keylogix International Ltd. for ActiveDocs document automation for Microsoft Office

  • Best Vertical-Focused Solution: Tymetrix Inc. for CynOps Collaborative Networks with Matter Management for the Corporate Legal Community

  • Best Use of Workflow: aimware inc. for TeamCentral

  • Most Innovative Use of XML: Green Jar Solutions (Pty) Ltd. for Green Jar Broker Research Solution

  • Best Overall Solution: Genisys Consulting for Genisys Advanced System for Sales Information and Service Tracking (GenASSIST)

“The goal of the awards is to showcase some of the creative and original contributions of our customers and partners in the areas of productivity and business value solutions,” said Kurt DelBene, vice president of the Authoring and Collaboration Services Group at Microsoft. “Customers are no longer interested in just products, they want solutions to business problems which offer productivity and business value. Office XP, Exchange Server and SharePoint Portal Server are all great foundational products that enable creative, mission-critical solutions to be built with a real return on investment for any company that incorporates them.”

About Tech


Ed 2002

One of Microsoft’s premier annual developer training events, Tech
Ed reaches more than 75,000 people worldwide. It provides attendees with access to technical experts, the latest technical information and hands-on labs to learn the skills they need to build state-of-the-art solutions. Sponsors of Tech
Ed 2002 include Compaq Computer Corp., Dell Computer Corp., IBM Corp., Intel Corp., NetIQ Corp., Rational Software Corp. and VERITAS Software Corp.

About Microsoft

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