Microsoft announces 2017 Partner of the Year winners and finalists

Partners recognized for outstanding solutions built on Microsoft technology

REDMOND, Wash. — June 1, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2017 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognize top Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at Microsoft Inspire taking place July 9–13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft 2017 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards recognize top Microsoft partners demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Award winners and finalists from around the world will be recognized at Microsoft Inspire taking place July 9–13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 34 categories celebrating each of the core partner competencies, including cloud technology, public sector, Microsoft Philanthropies and many more. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,800 nominations collected from 115 countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“The 2017 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists represent the most valued and innovative solutions within our partner community,” said Ron Huddleston corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “It’s an honor to recognize our top partners providing their expertise and solutions to solve complex business challenges. Congratulations to each winner and finalist on this tremendous achievement.”

Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list, including the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award winners for 2017, is available at https://partner.microsoft.com/inspire/awards.

Alliance Global Commercial ISV Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PROS Inc.

Alliance SI Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Accenture/Avanade

Application Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: ICONICS
  • Finalist: nexx.tv GmbH
  • Finalist: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Veeam

Business Analytics Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Neal Analytics
  • Finalist: BizData
  • Finalist: Slalom
  • Finalist: Brillio

Cloud Apps Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Neudesic
  • Finalist: MOQdigital
  • Finalist: Rackspace
  • Finalist: SELA

Cloud Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Hitachi Solutions America
  • Finalist: Sonoma Partners
  • Finalist: eBECS
  • Finalist: PowerObjects, an HCL Company

Cloud Packaged Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: P2V Systems
  • Finalist: LanCloud (LanKey Group)
  • Finalist: Caase.com
  • Finalist: Extrinsica Global

Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year

  • Winner: (joint submission) The Consortium; Content and Code, Inframon, Modality Systems, Program Framework, & Coeo
  • Finalist: Dimension Data
  • Finalist: Ernst & Young LLP
  • Finalist: Catapult Systems

Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Slalom
  • Finalist: SoftBank Technology
  • Finalist: harmon.ie
  • Finalist: Rapid Circle

Communications Partner of the Year

  • Winner: PAIS Kuwait
  • Finalist: NeWay Technologies
  • Finalist: Modality Systems
  • Finalist: C3ntro Telecom | Microsoft Enterprise Productivity

Customer Experience Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Qorus Software
  • Finalist: Content and Code
  • Finalist: MediaValet
  • Finalist: Cavalry

Data Platform Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Finalist: Bitscape Infotech Pvt Ltd
  • Finalist: (joint submission) HPE & Pragmatic Works Consulting
  • Finalist: Capax Global

DevOps Partner of the Year

  • Winner: InCycle Software
  • Finalist: Sogeti
  • Finalist: Canarys Automations Private Limited
  • Finalist: AIS

Distributor Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Also Holding AG
  • Finalist: Westcoast
  • Finalist: Tech Data
  • Finalist: Ingram Micro

Enterprise Mobility Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Glück & Kanja Consulting AG
  • Finalist: Wragby Business Solutions and Technologies Limited
  • Finalist: Kloud
  • Finalist: Edgile Inc.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: SAGlobal
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: Sable37 (formerly Sable Systems)
  • Finalist: mcaConnect LLC

Hybrid Cloud and Infrastructure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: 10th Magnitude
  • Finalist: InSpark (previously known as inovativ)
  • Finalist: Long View

Internet of Things (IoT) Partner of the Year

  • Winner: COPA-DATA
  • Finalist: The Yield
  • Finalist: Accenture/Avanade
  • Finalist: ML!PA Consulting GmbH

Learning Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Fast Lane
  • Finalist: Firebrand Nordic
  • Finalist: Lithan Academy Pte Ltd

Messaging Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Perficient
  • Finalist: Sonata Information Technology Ltd.
  • Finalist: Wortell
  • Finalist: New Signature

Microsoft Dynamics Industry Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Tribridge
  • Finalist: Levtech Consulting
  • Finalist: Edgewater Fullscope
  • Finalist: Sunrise Technologies Inc.

Microsoft Philanthropies Cloud for Global Good – Technology for Good Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Navantis
  • Finalist: Gap Consulting
  • Finalist: adesso AG
  • Finalist: NV Interactive

Microsoft Philanthropies Cloud for Global Good – YouthSpark Partner of the Year

  • Winner: REDBELT
  • Finalist: QA Limited
  • Finalist: Brillio

Mobile App Development Partner of the Year

  • Winner: BlueMetal
  • Finalist: Productive Edge
  • Finalist: Unissoft Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Finalist: SapientRazorfish

Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Cardinal Solutions Group
  • Finalist: Aztek
  • Finalist: G&S Gestión y Sistemas SAC
  • Finalist: T-Systems International

Partner Seller Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Sebastien Molendijk, Econocom
  • Finalist: Reed Wiedower, New Signature
  • Finalist: Ronnie Eliasson, B3 IT AB
  • Finalist: Asaf Nakash, Dario IT Solutions

Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Projectum
  • Finalist: Prosperi
  • Finalist: Ernst & Young LLP
  • Finalist: Sensei Project Solutions

Public Sector: Education Partner of the Year

  • Winner: U-Planner
  • Finalist: Learning Possibilities Limited
  • Finalist: Edsby
  • Finalist: Authentica Solutions

Public Sector: Government Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Lagash
  • Finalist: GIS People
  • Finalist: Bitscape Infotech Pvt Ltd
  • Finalist: risual

Public Sector: Health Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Allscripts
  • Finalist: KPMG
  • Finalist: adesso AG
  • Finalist: SADA Systems Inc.

Public Sector: Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year

  • Winner: AvePoint
  • Finalist: PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited
  • Finalist: Indra Sistemas SA
  • Finalist: Genetec

Public Sector: Public Safety & National Security Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Genetec
  • Finalist: Black Marble
  • Finalist: Taqtile
  • Finalist: (joint submission) NV Interactive & Intergen

Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Be-CLOUD
  • Finalist: Onex Group
  • Finalist: Intercept

Windows and Devices Deployment Partner of the Year

  • Winner: Dell
  • Finalist: Dimension Data
  • Finalist: CDW
  • Finalist: itnetX AG

About Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire 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, Microsoft Inspire is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at https://partner.microsoft.com/inspire.

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