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IMPACT Awards 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Impact Awards 2014

Each year IMPACT awards acknowledges the outstanding work our partners do to deliver virtually seamless solutions to customers. We continue to celebrate and recognize partners this year who have delivered exemplary innovative solutions built on Microsoft technologies in Canada.

As most of you have expected in years past Impact Awards has generally taken place in Toronto. As we move to a yearly cadence on awarding and recognizing our partners we will be hosting this years Impact Awards in Washington D.C. the week of the Worldwide Partner Conference.

Nomination Guideline:

The award nominations this year will follow a different format. You will be required to use the questions as a guide to providing a customer story focused on the innovative solution you provided for that specific category. For each category you should focus on how your solution was innovative and demonstrated leading edge implementation of a Microsoft Solution. Each submission will require a customer reference in the way of a Customer name and number, these customers may by contacted to provide validation. Good luck and we look forward to celebrating some great partners with great innovations this year!

AWARD CATEGORIES:

This year we have simplified 25 categories down to 14 Canadian centric awards that recognize customer focused innovative solutions that develop market opportunities. Partners will be asked to use the questions within each category as a guideline to submitting a nomination around the innovative solution they provided to a specific customer using Microsoft Technologies. 

Below are the 14 Impact Award categories:

  • INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION AWARD
  • SMB CLOUD WESTERN PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • SMB CLOUD CENTRAL PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • SMB CLOUD EASTERN PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • BIG DATA – BI INNOVATION AWARD
  • INNOVATION IN DYNAMICS CRM AWARD
  • INNOVATION IN DYNAMICS ERP AWARD
  • MOBILE INNOVATION AWARD
  • WINDOWS EXPERIENCE AWARD
  • ENTERPRISE PUBLIC CLOUD INNOVATION AWARD
  • CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY AWARD
  • BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY INNOVATION AWARD
  • PARTNER HOSTED CLOUD INNOVATION AWARD
  • WINNING TOGETHER AWARD

Award Timelines

The Award tool officially opens on February 20th at 12.01a.m. and closes on April 18th at 11.59 p.m.

Winners will be announced in Washington D.C. during WPC at a Canadian event from the 13th-17th. Further details regarding the event will be sent over the next few months.

How to Submit a Nomination

You can go into http://www.mpnimpactawards.ca/
and submit a nomination . You can read up on all the requirements, guidelines and FAQ on the awards this year and keep up to date on all the Impact Award news on the Impact Awards Portal!

If you have any questions please contact us cdnmpn@microsoft.com