Waukesha, WI, June 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Today, SoftwareONE proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Corporate Accounts LAR Partner of the Year and the Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
“We are honored to again be recognized through Microsoft’s partner awards,” stated Patrick Winter, CEO. “These awards reinforce our high customer satisfaction, strong global growth and effective teaming with Microsoft around the world, and also continue to confirm SoftwareONE’s value as a fully-focused partner.”
SoftwareONE’s business model is 100% focused on software licensing and software asset management solutions.
Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. SoftwareONE was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Corporate Accounts LAR.
The Corporate Accounts LAR Partner of the Year Award recognizes a large account reseller (LAR) that has demonstrated leadership, commitment, and strong financial performance driving Microsoft licensing results in the Microsoft Corporate Accounts segment. This partner demonstrated exemplary financial results in Enterprise Agreements (net new EA) and strong EA renewal performance, and was a leading partner in driving EAP and ECI agreements. The winner had strong engagement with the Microsoft field with good local and/or global coverage and business impact, and demonstrated a strong commitment to Microsoft, their mutual customers, and to driving net new business.
“We’re pleased to announce SoftwareONE as Microsoft’s Corporate Accounts LAR Partner of the Year for ranking first among LARs in overall business growth and increasing their year-over-year Microsoft sales. Leveraging their innovative VAR Assist Partner Program, SoftwareONE has illustrated the customer benefits of EAP, ECI and Software Assurance, while fitting the best technology and licensing solutions to match their customers’ needs.” - Mark Wolfram, general manager, SMS&P Partner Sales at Microsoft
SoftwareONE was also recognized as the 2012 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year (Brazil) and named as a finalist for the 2012 Microsoft Exceptional Sales Management Partner of the Year Award (Brazil) and 2012 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Award (USA).
“Strong partnerships with global large account resellers are the lifeblood of our business. SoftwareONE Brazil’s dedication is reflected in its projected 142 percent volume licensing revenue growth year over year. The organization’s commitment to licensing knowledge certification, effective marketing investments, and successful VAR Assist programs are all strong merits to earning the Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Award. We are delighted to work with such a top-notch group of people and look forward to our continued collaboration.” – Joe Matz, Microsoft corporate vice president, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing
The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
SoftwareONE is a licensing solutions provider with the unique combination of being truly global, fully-focused on software licensing and privately-owned since 1985. Our software licensing experts take a consultative approach to helping customers optimize their software spend, while enhancing their relationships with software publishers and local service providers. With year-over-year growth of greater than 40% since 2006, SoftwareONE is the fastest growing Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) in the world, holding other elite sales designations with top software publishers such as Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec, McAfee, and many more. SoftwareONE is globally headquartered in Stans, Switzerland and employs more than 1100 people in 52 countries. The United States headquarters is located in Waukesha, WI. SoftwareONE’s fiscal year 2011 resulted in revenue of $1.5 Billion, with 2012 projections exceeding $2.1 Billion.