Dynamics news time. It’s Microsoft Partners award season again. Not as glamourous as the Oscars, but for Dynamics professionals, these awards are great at picking out developers and industry operators who are likely to have a big influence over the next 12 months.
Microsoft relies on its partners to sell software licenses to end-users, so these awards are a way of incentivizing Microsoft sales, as well as a way to hold up a successful partner to others in the hope that their success might be emulated: benefiting partner, customer and Microsoft itself.
Manufacturing Award – Dynamics News
eLogic claimed the partners award in their industry of manufacturing. They excelled in the vertical this year, hitting over 3 times their revenue target. They also doubled their customer base.
eLogic are best known for their innovative integration platform, allowing a seamless data transfer between SAP and Dynamics CRM Online. The ingeniously named SynApps IP has seen them lead the industry for 16 years,
Public Service Award
Microsoft have started a CityNext award, designed to award partners involved in developing smart-cities project CityNext. You can read up about smart cities here.
This year, the Microsoft CityNext Award went to LeapThought, a New Zealand that has developed solutions to “problems worth solving”. They pioneer frictionless technology that improves the experiences of cities’ inhabitants.
Every year Microsoft picks one partner from each country for a national Country Partner of the Year Award.
The USA’s winner was New Signature, who offer private hybrid and public cloud solutions. Their ethos of social responsibility has helped them win the award two years in a row.
Staffordshire’s Risual scooped the UK award. They are a tier-1 Microsoft Systems Integrator that only works with Microsoft’s platforms. Their focus has allowed them to attain eight gold solution provider medals in everything from Cloud Productivity to Identity and Access. For the latest Microsoft Dynamics news, head over to our Dynamics news page now.