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Microsoft unveils 2024 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists

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Microsoft has recently revealed the winners and finalists for its 2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. These awards celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of Microsoft partners worldwide. The partners and their stories highlight the significant impact they have on customers, showcasing exceptional successes and innovations across various categories, solution areas, and industries through business transformation and social impact.

“We will celebrate these outstanding achievements together with all our partners across the globe at the digital readiness event MCAPS Start for Partners in July and at Microsoft Ignite, which we’ll be hosting digitally and in-person in Chicago on November 18-22, 2024”, said Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer and Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions.

This year, the awards received over 4,700 nominations from 115 countries and regions, marking a record-breaking number of submissions and underscoring the strength and growth of Microsoft’s global partner community.

Microsoft announced winners in the following categories:

  • Azure
  • Business Applications
  • Business Transformation
  • Industry
  • Modern Work
  • Partner Innovation
  • Security
  • Social Impact

Here is a glimpse of the winners across these categories.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Azure

Quisitive – United States

Quisitive is transforming healthcare management by implementing a Microsoft Fabric for Healthcare solution for a program that supports injured workers. This solution enabled the integration and analysis of patient data from previously siloed sources, resulting in better patient outcomes, a 90% reduction in wait times, and cost savings. Quisitive has extensive expertise in Microsoft analytics solutions, including advanced specializations in Analytics & AI, and is applying Fabric to other organizations effectively.

PwC – United States

PwC is leading the way in AI implementation at some of the world’s most complex enterprises. In just 90 days, PwC developed an AI app solution to address a complex SAP use case that previously required a lengthy series of approvals and audits. Utilizing Azure Databricks, Power Automate, Power BI, SQL Database, Data Lake, Data Factory, and Power Apps, PwC’s solution streamlined data aggregation, resubmission of incomplete tickets, log summaries, and audits.

Capgemini Japan K.K. – Japan

Capgemini has successfully transformed a major Asian customer with an extensive SAP R/3 landscape by migrating it to Microsoft Azure. This migration lays the foundation for utilizing cloud-native Azure AI Cloud services. Supporting over 125 million customers, 600 SKUs, and millions of daily transactions, the retail client trusted Capgemini to move its mission-critical SAP Db2 database to Microsoft Azure.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Business Applications

JourneyTeam – United States

Understanding the difficulties small businesses encounter when adopting an ERP system, JourneyTeam developed the Business Central Sherpa program. This program guides companies through Business Central implementation using a unique one-to-many delivery model. Combining workshops, prebuilt templates, and personalized coaching, this approach enables large-scale implementation while minimizing costs and risks for clients.

EY – United States

The EY-Microsoft alliance is enhancing the accessibility of Dynamics 365 Finance for businesses of all sizes by offering scalable, transformative solutions. This initiative focuses on navigating global-to-local transitions, understanding complex regulatory standards, and automating processes. EY has also seen a 76% year-over-year growth in its Microsoft Intelligent Automation business by integrating AI, Copilots, and the Power Platform into its industry-specific solutions. EY’s dedicated Microsoft business group collaborates closely with customers to achieve transformational goals, leading to rapid and widespread adoption.

AccentureAvanade – United States

Accenture-Avanade enhances business value for customers and Microsoft through its work with Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Insights. Providing end-to-end services for projects spanning multiple continents and supported by industry-aligned experts, Accenture-Avanade accelerates delivery and value. Recognized as a leader by industry analysts, they collaborate closely with Microsoft and have pioneered the use of Microsoft Copilot for Sales, actively deploying this capability to clients.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Business Transformation

SymphonyAI – United States

SymphonyAI’s Sensa Investigation Hub is an advanced AI-driven application hosted on Azure, designed to offer a comprehensive view of financial crime risk management across enterprises. This tool enhances the efficiency of investigators by utilizing a generative AI assistant that collects, summarizes, and analyzes data at scale, thus speeding up the investigation process.

Wiz – United States

Wiz offers a comprehensive cloud security platform designed for both security and development teams, featuring capabilities for prevention, active detection, and response. Microsoft Azure customers utilize Wiz to enhance risk management, achieve unparalleled visibility, prioritize accurately, and improve business agility in their cloud environments. With over 70% of its business conducted through cloud marketplaces, including a significant portion via the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace, Wiz is leading the way for ISVs to adopt a marketplace-first strategy successfully.

AccentureAvanade – United States

Accenture and Avanade, as early adopters of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, possess extensive experience and provide comprehensive services to help clients integrate Copilot securely and responsibly. Their dedication to Microsoft technologies is evident through multiple Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards and a workforce of experts with over 60,000 Microsoft certifications, including 17 M365 MVPs.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Industry

Icertis – United States

Icertis is a global leader in contract intelligence. Collaborating with Microsoft, Icertis recognized the transformative potential of AI in enhancing business relationships and performance through contract data. The Icertis platform provides customers powerful insights to drive revenue growth, control costs, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance.

Capgemini – France

With over 24 years of partnership, Capgemini’s Financial Services (FS) team has been addressing Cloud requirements and driving digital transformation for FS businesses by delivering customized solutions across various business landscapes. Their extensive knowledge of Microsoft platforms—including Modern Workplace, BizApps, Azure, and Data & AI—empowers clients to excel in the digital age. This expertise has established Capgemini as a trusted partner, fostering innovation and success within the financial industry ecosystem.

Cognite – Norway

Cognite remains a leader in global Industrial DataOps on Microsoft Azure in 2024, helping industrial companies utilize AI for a transformative digital journey. Cognite Data Fusion® is designed for industry, integrating decades of domain expertise into its software. With Generative AI functionality, it offers easy access to complex industrial data and digital twin capabilities, increasing industrial workflow efficiency tenfold.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Modern Work

TeamViewer – Germany

The integration of TeamViewer with Microsoft Teams represents a major advancement in support services. This integration enhances remote connectivity and streamlines operations, providing features such as support for mobile workforces, AR-driven remote guidance, and advanced troubleshooting capabilities. As a result, TeamViewer has enabled over 4,000 organizations to achieve significant efficiency and productivity improvements, including an 80% reduction in IT support ticket resolution time.

Symity – Part of Charterhouse Group – United Kingdom

Symity’s multi-tenant cloud solution swiftly, seamlessly, and securely introduced vital enhancements for a major UK Police Force. This solution replaced outdated communication infrastructure, enhancing reliability and delivering significant power savings. By seamlessly integrating with emergency services’ contact centers, these comprehensive integrations improve efficiency, streamline communication, and ensure rapid response in critical situations.

Rapid Circle – Australia

Rapid Circle utilized Viva Standardized Pilots to help three Australian organizations deliver impactful employee experience solutions. Built on Viva Suite and Copilot, these implementations led to substantial platform adoption, license growth, and enhanced employee experience.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Partner Innovation

Lenovo – Hong Kong SAR

As a prominent Microsoft device partner, Lenovo offers an extensive range of Windows-based products across Consumer, Commercial, Gaming, and Education sectors. This year, Lenovo has enhanced its capabilities by expanding into areas aligned with Microsoft’s strategic priorities, such as AI, Cloud, and Security. From the Legion Go handheld gaming device to enabling Windows 365 on Motorola’s ThinkPhone platform, Lenovo showcases its commitment to innovation and improving the Windows experience for customers.

PAX8 – United States

The Pax8 Cloud Commerce Marketplace has revolutionized the channel ecosystem, becoming a key ally for managed service providers (MSPs) serving small to medium businesses (SMBs) globally. By partnering with the Microsoft Marketplace, Pax8 is poised for significant growth, unlocking potential and driving mutual success in this market.

Cognizant Technology Solutions – United States

Cognizant provides top-tier, comprehensive cloud solutions focused on Microsoft technologies, aiming to innovate and optimize business results for its clients.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Security

Cyclotron Inc. – United States

Cyclotron is a leading Microsoft security partner dedicated to accelerating compliance and enhancing data governance solutions for clients. Cyclotron’s expertise includes deploying Microsoft Purview, empowering organizations to effectively manage risks, protect sensitive data, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Its proficiency spans the entire Microsoft ecosystem, encompassing security and compliance, Azure Cloud Solutions, modern work and collaboration, and advisory services.

InSpark – Netherlands

InSpark has achieved significant security successes for mutual clients across various identity solutions. Beyond driving initiatives like Passwordless authentication, Identity Protection, and migrations to Entra ID for Active Directory Federation Services, InSpark played a pivotal role as a launch partner for Entra ID Governance. Additionally, it actively participated in early design discussions for new Entra initiatives, including Verified ID and Microsoft’s Security Service Edge (SSE) solution.

VNEXT Group Inc. – Canada

VNEXT Group is dedicated to helping customers modernize their device and network security with a Zero Trust framework at its core. Through their Modern Endpoint Management Solution via Microsoft 365 Flex Consulting, VNEXT Group has implemented a Zero Trust approach to secure access across cloud and on-premises environments.

2024 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award – Social Impact

Simpson Associates – United Kingdom

Simpson Associates has played a crucial role as a technical delivery partner for the Tackling Organized Exploitation (TOEX) Program in two significant ways. Firstly, it implemented an Azure-based TOEX Data Platform, pioneering the integration of force, regional, and national datasets from UK law enforcement agencies to enhance intelligence gathering on organized exploitation. Secondly, Simpson Associates enhanced technical capabilities through predictive analytics, thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of policing operations.

Legal Interact – South Africa

Legal Interact’s “My AI Lawyer” initiative addresses justice gaps in South Africa by utilizing Azure Cloud and AI on WhatsApp to provide scalable legal advice and affordable access to legal services. This innovation represents a critical advancement towards a more equitable society, ensuring inclusive access to essential legal assistance.

EY – United States

EY collaborates with Microsoft to empower clients in making informed decisions, meeting regulatory requirements, and driving value across their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives. Leveraging EY’s extensive technical expertise and Microsoft’s innovative solutions, EY has assisted over 100 clients in accelerating their decarbonization efforts, thereby creating sustainable value and achieving their ESG objectives.

To see the complete list of winners and finalists, click here.

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