Columbus Earns Top Microsoft Recognition with 2012 Manufacturing Industry Partner of the Year and Multiple MVP Award Winners
Copenhagen, Denmark — July 5, 2012 — Today, Columbus announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Industry Partner of the Year Award.
Simultaneously, Columbus announced that three Columbus consultants were awarded the highly-prestigious Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award for Dynamics AX.
“It is always rewarding to be recognized by Microsoft, whose platform we build our solutions on. Our focus on the manufacturing industry and developing the most knowledgeable people in the space is proving to be hugely beneficial for our clients and we appreciate being recognized for this by Microsoft”, stated Columbus CEO, Thomas Honore.
ColumbusManufacturing Industry Finalist. The Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year Award recognizes the partner who exhibited excellence in providing innovative and unique solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics to customers in the manufacturing industry. The winners demonstrate industry knowledge and expertise, as well as consistent, high-quality, predictable service to Microsoft Dynamics customers. They also demonstrated business leadership and success through strong growth in new customer additions and revenue.
“We are proud to recognize our 2012 Partner Award finalists for their outstanding commitments to solving customer challenges,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Our partners are critical to our success as a company, and it is their creativity and innovative thinking in solving the unique needs of our customers that serves as the foundation for mutual, long-term success. We congratulate this year’s finalists on their achievements and look forward to following their continued success in the future.”
Microsoft MVP. Microsoft’s MVP Award recognizes exceptional technical leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing their expertise with users. Columbus industry consultants Steve Weaver (United Kingdom), Scott Hamilton (United States) and Kurt Hatelvik (Norway) were all recognized by Microsoft as being global MVPs.
These MVPs support and enrich the industry and technical communities by sharing their passion, technical expertise and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. In the AX category only 12 individuals were selected from almost 3,000 candidates.
With solid industry know-how, Columbus is a preferred business partner for ambitious companies within the food, retail and manufacturing sectors. Columbus’ key deliverables include flexible and future-safe ERP, CRM, BI and related business applications that deliver competitive advantage. We know how to adapt and implement our proven Microsoft-based solution sets to maximize efficiency and overall business performance – for immediate impact. Exceeding 20 years of experience and 6,000 successful implementations, Columbus currently employs over 1,000 dedicated staff working out of 38 offices in 18 countries.