Our heritage

The early 2000s were an exciting time for IT. Digital technology was transforming our lives, and with each innovation, it became clear that digital was the future.

Avanade was born into this pioneering time. Created in April 2000 by two industry giants – Accenture and Microsoft – Avanade had one goal: deliver innovative services and solutions to enterprises worldwide using the Microsoft platform. 

Our growth

Since launch, we’ve enjoyed – and continue to enjoy – phenomenal growth. In fact, we are one of the technology industry’s most successful joint ventures. Take a look at our key milestones and accomplishments and see how we got there.

February 2017

We strengthen our digital transformation capabilities.

January 2017

Avanade contributes to community gardens to transform children’s lives.

November 2016
White House Equal Pay Pledge signing
Avanade signs White House Equal Pay Pledge

We reaffirm our commitment to pay parity.

October 2016

We achieve most contributions to a computer program.

July 2016
developing women leaders

Avanade launches program to develop women leaders.

June 2016
fast facts

Computerworld names Avanade among best places to work in IT.

June 2016
May 2016
Adam Warby "On The Move"

Avanade CEO Adam Warby takes to the road to talk tech with leading execs.

April 2016
customer analytics for financial services

Solution helps financial services firms embrace digital transformation.

March 2016
Global Delivery Network

Providing agility, cost efficiency and diversity of skills.

March 2016
World’s Most Ethical Companies
Ethisphere Institute honours Avanade

We’re named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

February 2016

We’re among the Top 125 organisations for the seventh year.

January 2016
IDC MarketScape market leader
Proven market leadership

IDC MarketScape positions Accenture/Avanade as leader.

December 2015
Retail Center of Excellence

Retail clients benefit from innovative and digitally connected experiences.

October 2015
The Aspire Foundation logo

Partnership aims to impact more than 1 billion women by 2020.

September 2015

“15 for 15” aims to close gender, technology and income gaps for female students in STEM programmes.

August 2015

We acquire CloudTalent, a strategic cloud and infrastructure advisory firm.

June 2015

We expand Microsoft Dynamics capabilities across Germany, Switzerland and Austria

June 2015

We’re recognised for the eighth consecutive year and 11th year overall.

March 2015

We grow to 23,000 professionals in 20 countries.

February 2015

We’re named in the Top 125 organisations for the sixth year.

December 2014

Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure will accelerate enterprise-wide adoption

March 2014

We are honoured by the Top Employer Institute.

February 2014

We’re named in the Top 125 organisations for the fifth consecutive year.

October 2013

Our growth continues worldwide.

August 2013

We’re one of the first organisations to do so.

June 2013

We’re named Alliance and Mobility Partners of the Year.

March 2013
Training magazine recognises Avanade

We’re named among its Top 125 organisations for the fourth consecutive year.

February 2013

We acquire Opstera’s public cloud management software.

December 2012

We expand our managed services business.

July 2012

We receive three Partner of the Year awards.

May 2012

We launch offshore operation in Mexico.

March 2012

We’re named a top employer in Europe.

February 2012
Training magazine recognises Avanade

We’re among the Top 125 organisations for the third year.

December 2011

Named as Computerworld 2012 Premier IT Leader

November 2011

We expand Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice.

September 2011

We open office in South Africa.

July 2011

We receive award for Application Platform, Desktop, Microsoft Dynamics Distribution and Online Services Solution.

October 2010

We open two offices in Brazil.

July 2010

Named Microsoft Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year.

May 2010

We become the world’s largest provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM services.

April 2010
Avanade celebrates 10th anniversary

Workforce reaches 10,000.

February 2010

We are named to Top 125 Global list.

January 2010

We help organisations deploy Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

September 2009

We are recognised among the “Best Firms to Work For”.

August 2009
Microsoft honours Avanade for customer commitment

We are reappointed to 2009 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and President’s Club.

June 2009

We are named Microsoft Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year.

February 2009

Our workforce reaches 9,000.

October 2008
Avanade receives workplace recognition

Avanade recognised among Best Firms to Work For by Consulting magazine.

September 2008
New leadership for Avanade

Adam Warby named CEO.

June 2008

We receive Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year award.

June 2008

We acquire Quadreon, a leader in Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions.

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More about our story

Our Approach

Realise results with Avanade, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem.

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Our Partnerships

Collaboration is at the heart of how we realise results for our clients and their customers.

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Our Leadership

Spotlight on the people leading the way for Avanade and our clients.

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Next steps

Find out how our experience can help you realise results through digital innovation.

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