October 20, 2011
Accenture and Avanade Recognized by Microsoft® as a Top Partner for Microsoft Dynamics CRM in U.S. East and Central Regions and Australia  
SEATTLE – October 20, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, and Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, have been named to the 2011 President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The companies were jointly recognized in the top five percent of Microsoft Dynamics partners worldwide for their efforts in the U.S. East and Central regions and Australia.
“The development of new enterprise technologies and services has accelerated the CRM market, which in turn has led to an increasingly competitive landscape in the space,” said Scott Harrison, Accenture’s Global Lead, Microsoft Alliance. “Accenture and Avanade’s joint recognition by Microsoft for our work on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform is representative of our strong standing amongst other players in the CRM market and will position us for future success in the industry.”  
Accenture and Avanade received the honor for their high performance as a Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner and their commitment to customers, demonstrated through business success and growth. Members of the President’s Club represent an elite group of top channel partners who have reached key business milestones, while maintaining a dedication to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and an active pursuit of product and technological advancement.
“Being named to the President’s Club for the third year in a row is a testament to the strong partnership between Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft,” said Yoon-Sung Lee, senior vice president of the North America CRM service line at Avanade. “We have placed a significant emphasis and investment on our CRM practice, which is evident in our standing among Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners. This recognition gives us more fuel to continue developing superior CRM services and delivering results on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.”
Award recipients were announced on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif., during the 2011 President’s Club Reception and Partner Awards Ceremony at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 236,000 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 www.accenture.com.
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 premise, cloud-based or outsourced. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture LLP, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and has 13,000 professionals in more than 20 countries. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.
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