In a first for the ANZ region, Microsoft has celebrated local partners with a new award programme aligning back to the global Partner of the Year programme.
The ANZ Partner Awards acknowledge partners in a broad range of categories, including awards for Partner for Purpose, ANZ Business Applications and Industry, Azure, SaaS and Modern Work & Security.
“All of our partners do exceptional work, so it is great to be able to recognise more of them than just the Global Winners and Country Partner of Year winners this year. Our partners are the creative engine of the tech industry and we’re constantly impressed by the impact their work is having on people, communities and organisations,” says Vanessa Sorenson, Chief Partner Officer ANZ and Managing Director Microsoft New Zealand.
“The value these companies bring extends beyond sales and solutions, making work and lives easier, changing the way people and organisations see and do things. Each partner brings a unique perspective that taken together, makes our whole ecosystem vibrant and exciting.”
ANZ Business Applications and Industry winner, Velrada, has had a hugely impressive year in FY23, expanding the business globally, entering new industries, and delivering exceptional solutions for customers. Judges called particular attention to Velrada’s ‘Next Generation Telehealth’ solution that uses Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and Azure to enable patients to be assessed by specialists remotely. This solution has saved patients an estimated 2 million kilometres of transit time each year, not to mention the costs associated with this travel and improved health outcomes from being seen sooner.
The local ANZ Partner Award category winners are: