Accenture and Avanade named Microsoft Ireland Country Partner of the Year 2021

Companies recognised for the scale and complexity of its digital transformation projects and its work within the field of security in Ireland.

DUBLIN, 8 July 2021

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Avanade, have been named Microsoft’s Ireland Country Partner of the Year. The companies were honoured for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“Receiving this award is a great honour and testament to the innovative solutions our teams deliver to our clients every day. We pride ourselves on how we help them transform their organisations and differentiate themselves from their competitors,” said Graham Healy, country manager of Avanade Ireland. “Being recognised as Ireland country Partner of the Year just three years after opening our office here makes it even more special. We’re particularly proud of the growth of our security practice, which has enabled Irish businesses to continue to operate securely and collaboratively during the pandemic.”

In addition to the Ireland Country Partner of the Year award, Accenture Avanade were recognised as the Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year, for a record 16th time. The companies were also named winner in seven additional categories, including:

  • Automotive Partner of the Year
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights Partner of the Year
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Service Partner of the Year
  • Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management & Finance Partner of the Year
  • Employee Experience Partner of the Year
  • SAP on Azure Partner of the Year
  • Canada Country Partner of the Year

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners who have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,400 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Accenture and Avanade were recognised for its focus on making a genuine human impact through the power of its people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Notably, Accenture and Avanade have grown its strategic partnership with Microsoft Ireland this year, working together on new opportunities with several key clients.

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Rodney Clark, corporate vice president, Global Partner Solutions, Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Microsoft. “These remarkable partners have displayed a deep commitment to building world-class solutions for customers—from cloud-to-edge—and represent some of the best and brightest our ecosystem has to offer.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 44,000 professionals in 25 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honours diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at https://www.avanade.com/.


Accenture and Avanade named Microsoft Ireland Country Partner of the Year 2021

Accenture and Avanade were honoured for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.



Claire Booty | PR & AR Lead, Avanade Europe
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