Microsoft Announces Certified Partner Award Finalists

REDMOND, Wash., June 25, 2002 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the finalists for the global Microsoft®
Certified Partner Awards. Finalists were selected from nearly 900 entries submitted by partners worldwide. Forty-five finalists in nine categories were determined, based on their innovative use of Microsoft technologies to develop exemplary solutions for their customers. The winners will be honored at Fusion 2002, Microsofts premier annual partner event.

“Each year Microsoft recognizes certified partners that have demonstrated excellence in a variety of areas,” said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “We look for partners that have achieved outstanding customer impact and optimization of Microsoft technologies to solve a business need. This year, selecting the finalists was especially difficult because we were overwhelmed by the innovative business solutions being implemented around the world by Microsoft Certified Partners. It was an honor for us to receive so many amazing business applications of our products.”

Microsoft Certified Partner Award finalists will be honored from each of the following categories: Microsoft .NET Application of the Year, Anti-Piracy Advocate of the Year, Business Intelligence Solution of the Year, Collaborative Solution of the Year, E-Commerce Solution of the Year, Infrastructure Solution of the Year, Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (Microsoft CTEC) Solution of the Year, Packaged Application of the Year and Small-Business Solution 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. The winner in each category will be announced July 12 during Fusion 2002. Following are the finalists in each category:

.NET Application of the Year

  • AP Automation + Productivity AG

  • I.S. Consulting

  • Logotec Engineering S.A.


  • TBA Informtica Ltda

Anti-Piracy Advocate of the Year

  • ASAP Software

  • Brasoftware Informtica Ltda.

  • Tendi Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

  • truconneXion a.s.

  • Volante

Business Intelligence Solution of the Year

  • MASP Business Consulting Gmbh

  • Professional Advantage Pty Ltd.

  • Quadrus Development Inc.

  • SofHar Informtica e Eletrnica Ltda.

  • SoftPro Tetral d.o.o.

Collaborative Solution of the Year

  • Avanade Brazil

  • FZ-LLC

  • Econium

  • OBS Pty Ltd.

  • Trinity Expert Systems plc

E-Commerce Solution of the Year

  • Interactive Technologies Ltd.

  • Master Bit GmbH

  • Navantis Inc.

  • Public Warehousing Co.

  • Vesta Technologies

Infrastructure Solution of the Year

  • Ajilon Services

  • Attenda Ltd.

  • Brs & Figueiredo Informtica S/C Ltda.

  • CSC Australia Pty Ltd.

  • Ness ISI Ltd.

Microsoft CTEC Solution of the Year

  • COMAT Training Services Pte Ltd.

  • CompuEducacin S.A. de C.V.

  • Extreme Logic Inc.

  • Netscope Training (Pty) Ltd.

  • Xpertise Training Ltd.

Packaged Application of the Year

  • Brookstone Technologies Pty Ltd.

  • Financial Objects Ltd.

  • Municipal Software Inc.

  • SofHar Informtica e Eletrnica Ltda.

  • SoftPro Tetral d.o.o.

Small-Business Solution of the Year

  • AXXIS Technology P/L

  • Blue Yonder Workwise Ltd.

  • e-Fabrika Yazilim San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.

  • Inetium Inc.

  • Management Control Systems Ltd.

About the Microsoft Certified 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®

About Fusion

Since its debut in 1996, Microsoft Fusion has become the largest and most anticipated worldwide partner event of the year, providing valuable information, networking opportunities and product exhibits for Microsoft partners. More information and event registration can be found at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

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