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Recognizing the outstanding work of our Canadian partners.

About IMPACT Awards

Each year, Microsoft Canada hosts the IMPACT Awards to celebrate innovation in technology recognizing the outstanding work our partners do to deliver virtually seamless solutions to customers. The IMPACT Awards showcase the excellence and innovation within our Canadian Partner community.

Janet H. Kennedy

Janet H. Kennedy

President
Microsoft Canada

Dennis Cerasoli

Dennis Cerasoli

Vice President, SMS&P
Microsoft Canada

I'm thrilled with the group we have, the finalists and the winners. We had a great lineup of incredible solutions that represent the DNA of Canada,

Jason Brommet, Channel Chief Canada.

2014 IMPACT Awards

2016 Categories

The 2016 categories for IMPACT Awards bring with them categories that reflect areas in which Microsoft is growing and transforming.

Please note: Categories are subject to change until the nomination tool opens.

SMB CLOUD PLATFORM INNOVATION AWARD

SMB Cloud Platform Innovation Partner of the Year Award recognizes an SMB partner that is customer obsessed and that have driven substantial industry innovation using multiple Azure infrastructure workloads and services. The winning nomination will demonstrate industry-leading innovation, creative use of multiple Azure services, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using infrastructure services on Microsoft Azure.

SMB CLOUD PRODUCTIVITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR

This category recognizes an SMB partner that has enhanced the suite of Microsoft Office-based solutions through the delivery of an innovative and transformative solution that evolves the way people communicate and collaborate today while delivering a significant impact to the customer. The award honors a partner that have scaled their cloud practice through a repeatable solution which targets new cloud customers. The winning nomination will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services

SMB CLOUD PACKAGED INNOVATION AWARD

The Cloud: Packaged Solutions Award honors a partner that has successfully scaled out its cloud practice by packaging two or more Microsoft cloud solutions (e.g. Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Dynamics CRM, etc.) and Microsoft partner solutions into a complete customer offering, solving an end customer challenge. The winning nomination will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services.

IOT INNOVATION AWARD

This Award recognizes a partner who has used IoT to solve a problem or generate significant value for the user. Through the implementation of this solution the customer was able to connect and scale with efficiency, analyze and act on new data and/or integrate and transform current business processes.

DATA INSIGHTS INNOVATION AWARD

The Data Insights Innovation Award is specifically focused on recognizing partners that have delivered innovative solutions using Big Data and Analytics capabilities. Winning solutions should take advantage of leading advanced analytics capabilities using Microsoft’s cloud data services including HDInsight, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory and built on top of a Microsoft data warehousing solution.

INNOVATION IN DYNAMICS ERP AWARD

The Dynamics ERP Project award is focused on partners that have customized a Dynamics ERP solution to fit a customer’s business needs resulting in significant benefits to the customer's organization. A successful entry recognizes a solution that exceled at providing innovative and unique sales, services, solutions, and/or support based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP – including the Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, or SL product lines.

INNOVATION IN DYNAMICS CRM AWARD

The Innovation in Dynamics CRM Cloud Innovation Award will recognize an exceptional partner who excels in providing their customers solutions for sales automation, marketing automation, social engagement or customer service. The award is designed for Microsoft partners who have shown both innovation and results related to selling and delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud offerings

APPLICATION DEVELOPER INNOVATION AWARD

The Application Innovation Award recognizes a partner for exceptional innovation in application development that delivers exceptional consumer or commercial value. Candidates for award will showcase an innovation that truly transform business processes and realize the vision of truly mobile computing.

MODERN MARKETING INNOVATION AWARD

The Modern Marketing Innovation Award recognizes an exceptional partner who excels at developing and delivering the use of campaigns using SEO, SEM, Search, Content Marketing or Social and demonstrates their Impact to drive leads and opportunities. Though this category is not limited to driving Microsoft Digital Marketing assets, however advantage will be given to partners who demonstrate how they use our platforms (Bing, Skype, Outlook etc) to create these market opportunities.

ENTERPRISE CLOUD PLATFORM INNOVATION AWARD

This category recognizes an Enterprise partner has driven substantial industry innovation using multiple Azure infrastructure workloads and services. They will have proven success through developing customer solution(s) which drive significant consumption of two or more Azure services. The winning nomination will demonstrate industry-leading innovation, creative use of multiple Azure services, competitive differentiations, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using infrastructure services on Microsoft Azure.

ENTERPRISE CLOUD PRODUCTIVITY INNOVATION AWARD

This category recognizes an Enterprise partner that has enhanced the suite of Microsoft Office-based solutions through the delivery of an innovative and transformative solution that evolves the way people communicate and collaborate today while delivering a significant impact to the customer. The winning partner has demonstrated the ability to evolve and/or build their business to capitalize on the Enterprise market opportunity for Cloud Services having successfully built and deployed a key customer solution, integrating into existing workflow, business processes, while enabling efficiency gains and cost savings to their customers.

ENTERPRISE CLOUD PACKAGED INNOVATION AWARD

The Cloud Enterprise Packaged Solutions Award honors a partner that has successfully scaled out its cloud practice by packaging two or more Microsoft cloud solutions and Microsoft partner solutions into a complete customer offering, solving an end customer challenge. The winning nomination will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Cloud services.

PARTNER HYBRID CLOUD INNOVATION AWARD

Hybrid Cloud Innovation Award recognizes a partner that has excelled in delivering value to customers through Microsoft’s datacenter technologies. This should include server platform technology, management and virtualization solutions (desktop or server) and Microsoft Azure. The featured solution supports customers towards modernizing their datacenter, by delivering a solution that showcases the Microsoft on-premises and Microsoft cloud technologies in the datacenter.

CITIZENSHIP AND COMMUNITY AWARD

This year this award will have 3 distinct areas for partners to win in that focus on Microsoft’s mission on empowering every organization and person to achieve more. The Awards will recognize partners that have leveraged Microsoft technology and their company resources to have a direct, and immediate effect on improving the communities and/or environment in which they live, and operate – helping people to realize their full potential.

WINNING TOGETHER AWARD

A critical aspect of “winning together” is collaboration between Microsoft partners, where they leverage each other’s diverse strengths to solve increasingly complex customer problems. This award was designed to showcase how our partners, by working together, have built positive and profitable businesses and how the breadth of Microsoft’s products and the solutions built upon them, can combine to create the unique and differentiated solutions and practices that allowed them to compete and thrive.

OPEN SOURCE ON AZURE AWARD

The Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year Award will recognize an exceptional partner who excels in delivering outstanding open source based solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The winner will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value that results in a profitable business while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Azure services alongside open source software.
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference
Toronto, Canada
July 10-14, 2016
IMPACT Awards 2016 will take place at WPC 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

Past Winners

In 2015 the IMPACT Awards recognized partners who provided the most innovative and comprehensive solutions that empowered customers to be more agile, efficient, and profitable.

IMPACT Awards 2015 - Winners:

Infrastructure Innovation Award ITnorth
Fastest Growing SMB Cloud Provider – East SherWeb
Fastest Growing SMB Cloud Provider – Central 360 Visibility Inc.
Fastest Growing SMB Cloud Provider – West ITnorth
Big Data – BI Innovation Award Hitachi Solutions Canada
Innovation in Dynamics ERP Award Edgewater Fullscope
Innovation in Dynamics CRM Award Betach Solutions Inc.
Application Innovation Developer Award Clevest
Digital Marketing Innovation Award Brushfire North Inc.
Enterprise Public Cloud Innovation Award Orckestra
Business Productivity Innovation Award Buchanan
Partner Hosted Cloud Innovation Award SherWeb
Citizenship and Community Award Spot Solutions
Winning Together Award CMS Consulting Inc. and Imason
Microsoft Partners for Education Award – Digital Literacy Global Knowledge

Archives

We can't forget those who have won for their accomplishments in previous years, click on a year to see the winners and finalists:

Nominate your company today.

Nominations are currently closed.

The nomination tool is opening on February 22nd.

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