Microsoft Business Solutions Recognizes Outstanding Partner Achievements

FARGO, N.D., Sept. 24, 2002 — Microsoft®
Business Solutions recently recognized 30 of its 4,500 reselling partners for outstanding achievements and extraordinary successes. The awards were presented at the Global Partner Recognition Ceremony during Stampede 2002, Microsoft Business Solutions’ 17th annual international partner conference for its value-added resellers, consultants, systems integrators and solution developers.

Microsoft Business Solutions reviewed several key criteria in selecting partners for special recognition, including outstanding sales performance, exemplary technological expertise on Microsoft Business Solutions’ solutions and services, consistently high customer-satisfaction ratings, feedback from peers and team members, and a sincere commitment to enabling Microsoft Business Solutions’ and its partners’ mutual customers to realize their full potential.

Partners earning special recognition at Stampede 2002 include the following:

  • Global Partner of the Year: TGO Consulting Inc., Markham, Ontario, Canada

  • Global Solution Developer of the Year: Accountable Software Inc., Exton, Pa.

  • Global New Partner Excellence: Integrated Systems Solutions, Orange, Calif.

  • Global New Solution Developer: Teamplate Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • The Eagle Award: Andy Vabulas of I.B.I.S. Inc, Norcross, Ga.

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

  • Outstanding Partner for Africa/Middle East: Access Vision Systems cc, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Outstanding Partner for Latin America: Teze, S.A. de C.V., Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico

  • Outstanding Partner for Europe: Touchstone Computers Ltd., High Barnet, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

  • Outstanding Partner for Canada: Strophe Inc., Laval, Quebec

  • Outstanding Partner for United States, Single Location: Collins Computing Inc., Mission Viejo, Calif.

  • Outstanding Partner for United States, Multiple Locations: TECTURA Corp., Tempe, Ariz.

  • Solomon Excellence: Lighthouse Group, Norcross, Ga.

  • International Solomon Excellence: SWsoft Pte Ltd., Singapore

  • eEnterprise Excellence: ePartners Inc., Atlanta

  • Dynamics Excellence: RSM McGladrey Inc./Rocky Mountain, Denver

  • Excellence in Servicing Existing Customers: The Taylor Group, Bedford, N.H.

  • Partners’ Choice Developer Award: InterDyn — Professional Advantage

  • Excellence in Customer Care: InfoVision Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

  • Organizational Excellence: Encore Business Solutions Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

  • Partnering Excellence: InterDyn — LANAC Technology Corp., Chicago

  • Manufacturing Excellence: TECTURA Corp.

  • Enterprise Reporting Excellence: Solver Inc., Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • Project Series Excellence: AccuNet Inc., Westerville, Ohio

  • Human Resources/Payroll Excellence: HRWARE, Brampton, Ontario, Canada

  • Apertum Excellence: SEF IT-Management GmbH, Solingen, Germany

  • Attain Excellence: eSoftware Professionals, Portland, Ore.

  • Axapta Excellence: Concord Business Systems Inc., Kennesaw, Ga.

  • FRx Excellence: Third Wave Business Systems, Elmwood Park, N.J.

  • Knowledge Excellence: totalBIS, Huntington Beach, Calif.

  • Marketing Excellence: ePartners, Irving, Texas

  • Corporate Accounts Excellence: Joseph Graves Associates Inc., Indianapolis

About Microsoft Business Solutions

Microsoft Business Solutions, which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral®
and Navision a/s, offers a wide range of business applications designed to help small, midmarket and corporate businesses become more connected with customers, employees, partners and suppliers. Microsoft Business Solutions’ applications automate end-to-end business processes across financials, distribution, project accounting, electronic commerce, human resources and payroll, manufacturing, supply chain management, business intelligence, sales and marketing management, and customer service and support. More information about Microsoft Business Solutions can be found at .

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