August 29, 2012

Avanade and Accenture Named to 2012 Inner Circle and President’s Club For

Microsoft Dynamics

NEW YORK; Aug. 29, 2012 – Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, have jointly been named to the 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and 2012 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club. The awards recognize Avanade and Accenture as high-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners with a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Mick Slattery, Avanade’s executive vice president of global service lines, said, “As a global leader in Microsoft Dynamics services, Avanade works closely with companies to help them build deeper customer relationships and profitable businesses. Our industry solutions coupled with our deep Microsoft expertise enable us to deliver the right solutions for our customers to meet changing consumer expectations and business demands. Recognition as a top Dynamics partner is a testament to the strong relationship we’ve fostered with Microsoft and business results we’re helping customers achieve.”

The Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club honors high-performing Microsoft Dynamics partners with a commitment to customers reflected in their business success and growth. This group represents the top five percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide. The Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle represents an elite group of the most strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners from around the globe, with sales achievements that rank them in the highest class of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners. These partners are recognized for their exceptional overall company performance in delivering valuable solutions to Microsoft Dynamics customers.

Scott Harrison, global managing director of alliances channel management at Accenture, said, “Consumers are more demanding than ever and are not afraid to look at alternatives when they receive poor service. For the last decade, we have helped organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences and improve loyalty with solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX. We’re seeing high demand for Microsoft Dynamics products due to their ease of use, speed of deployment, low cost of ownership and flexible delivery options via cloud computing or on-premise. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with Microsoft to help companies achieve high performance.”

This marks the sixth year that Avanade and Accenture have been named to the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and the fourth consecutive year that the companies have been name to the President’s Club.

“Avanade and Accenture have developed a leading reputation by supporting organizations with highly adaptable and scalable solutions to improve their customers’ experience,” said Doug Kennedy, Microsoft. “This recognition is a direct reflection of their continued excellence and partnership with Microsoft Dynamics solutions and services.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with over 249,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is

About Avanade

Avanade provides business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft® technologies to help customers realize results. 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 16,000 professionals in more than 20 countries. Additional information can be found at

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