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Microsoft Recognizes Accenture and Avanade as 2014 Alliance Partner of the Year
|By Business Wire
|July 17, 2014 06:43 AM EDT
Accenture (NYSE:ACN), a global management consulting, technology
services and outsourcing company, and Avanade,
a global business technology solutions and managed services provider,
have been recognized by Microsoft as Alliance Partner of the Year for
the eighth time. Microsoft also awarded Accenture and Avanade with
Mobility Partner of the Year for the third year in a row. This year’s
awards continue the companies’ streak as the most frequently recognized
Microsoft partners in the industry.
As voted by the Microsoft global sales field, Accenture and Avanade
received Microsoft’s Alliance Partner of the Year award for
demonstrating business excellence and customer satisfaction in
delivering innovative Microsoft solutions. The Mobility Partner of the
Year award recognizes Accenture and Avanade’s deep industry and
technology expertise, and the companies’ ability to help customers
realize results. Together, Accenture and Avanade have collaborated on
more than 10,000 Microsoft-based business and public service projects
for more than 4,000 global clients.
“Becoming a digital business is no longer simply about how we
incorporate technology into organizations; it’s about how we use
technology to reinvent those organizations,” according to Tom Yemc,
global Microsoft alliance director, Accenture. “Working with Microsoft,
we have been able to help companies increase their productivity in a
“Cloud and digital are transforming the way organizations empower their
employees and engage with their customers,” said Ashish Kumar, Avanade’s
chief growth officer. “Every day at Avanade, we are helping customers
realize the art of the possible. We’re honored that Microsoft has
recognized our contributions and commitment to the success of our mutual
“These awards represent clear recognition of the immense business value
and innovation that the alliance is delivering to our joint customers,”
said Stephen Boyle, vice president, Microsoft Enterprise Partners. “The
Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance combines customer-centric knowledge
with deep understanding of the key market drivers and delivers both with
an absolute focus on execution. As we move forward in this digital
transformation based on a cloud-first, mobile-first strategy these
skills and ability to execute will be even more important to our joint
Accenture also won a Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP)
Excellence Award, which recognizes superior performance, exemplary
service and innovation by suppliers that demonstrate what it means to be
a preferred supplier at Microsoft. Accenture won the 2014 Reduced Risk
award for its unending excellence in reducing risk. Through many
different ongoing efforts Accenture has demonstrated that it is a highly
trusted alliance partner of Microsoft, whether through helping Microsoft
manage compliance risk with flexibility, responsiveness and broad
capability or elevating client satisfaction.
Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have
developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the
past year. The Accenture-Avanade-Microsoft alliance offers the valuable
combination of market-leading technologies, industry expertise and
delivery skills that result in more effective and efficient technology
delivered at a lower cost. Avanade has 21 Microsoft Gold Partner Network
competencies, and Avanade and Accenture together have more than 23,000
certiﬁcations in Microsoft technology.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients
in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience,
comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions,
and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies,
Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of
US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page
Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital, plans,
implements and manages mobility solutions for businesses and public
organizations, including developing and implementing enterprise mobility
strategies; incorporating applications and managed services; creating
and delivering mCommerce solutions; and supplying credible, business
ready Connected Product offerings. Accenture Mobility services are based
on deep industry insights and technical expertise that helps clients
across all industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful
transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business. Find out
more by following @mobilitywise
and visiting www.accenture.com/mobility.
Avanade helps customers realize results in a digital world through
business technology solutions and managed services that combine insight,
innovation and expertise focused on Microsoft® technologies. Our people
have helped thousands of organizations in all industries improve
business agility, employee productivity and customer loyalty. Avanade
combines the collective business, technical and industry expertise of
its worldwide network of experts with the rigor of an industrialized
delivery model to provide high quality solutions using proven and
emerging technologies with flexible deployment models–on premises,
cloud-based or outsourced. Avanade, which is majority owned by
Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft
Corporation and has 21,000 professionals in more than 20 countries.
Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.
Avanade and the Avanade logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Avanade Inc. Other product, service, or company names mentioned herein
are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2014 Accenture. All rights reserved. Accenture, its logo,
Accenture Software, and High Performance Delivered are trademarks of
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