Avanade and Accenture Celebrate 19th Year as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year and Receive Inaugural AI Transformation Award

Seattle, June 26, 2024

Avanade and Accenture have been recognised as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year for a record 19th time. This accolade underscores the companies’ nearly 25-year partnership with Microsoft, and commitment to delivering cutting-edge innovation, world-class capabilities, and transformative client value.

Avanade and Accenture have also been named Microsoft’s first ever Global Business Transformation Partner of the Year for Copilot, recognising their leading expertise in deploying and leveraging Copilot across the Microsoft ecosystem and driving substantial value with generative AI for organisations worldwide.

The companies have been at the forefront of developing generative AI solutions in collaboration with Microsoft for over a decade. As early adopters of Copilot, Avanade has also played a critical role in previewing, developing, and deploying the full suite of Microsoft Copilots, enabling them to have market-leading offerings available on day-one of general availability. They have continued this momentum with the rollout of industry-specific Copilots and Microsoft Agents for Copilot, showcased at Microsoft Build in May 2024.

This year, Avanade and Accenture received more Global Industry awards and finalist recognitions than ever before, including wins across Retail & Consumer Goods, Media & Telco, and Mobility & Transportation. They were also recognised as a winner or finalist in every Business Applications category.

Overall, Avanade and Accenture have been honored as winners in 15 categories:

  • Global System Integrator (GSI)
  • Global Business Transformation | Copilot
  • Global Industry | Retail & Consumer Goods
  • Global Industry | Media & Telco
  • Global Industry | Automotive, Mobility & Transportation
  • Global SAP RISE on Microsoft Cloud
  • Global Dynamics 365 Sales & Customer Insights
  • LATAM Industry Partner of the Year
  • United States – Modern Work – United States Americas Partner of the Year
  • Ireland | Enterprise Copilot Partner of the Year
  • Ireland | Low Code Application Development Partner of the Year
  • Portugal | AI Innovation Partner of the Year
  • Portugal | Industry Innovation Partner of the Year
  • Portugal | Low Code Application Development Partner of the Year
  • Switzerland | Partner Innovation (GSI) Award

Pam Maynard, CEO of Avanade, commented, “This is an incredible honor, one that confirms our commitment to creating value for our clients. In addition to our record-breaking 19th Partner of the Year win and receiving more global industry wins and finalist recognitions than ever before, it’s notable to be named the winner of the inaugural Copilot Transformation award, which highlights our close alignment with Microsoft on AI from the earliest days of Copilot’s development and deployment. As we look ahead to the opportunities offered by an ‘AI-first’ world, we will continue to leverage the expertise and insights of our global team to expand what’s possible with Microsoft technologies.”


About Avanade

Avanade is the leading global provider of digital, cloud, AI and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Together with Accenture, we have been recognised as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft Most Valued Professionals, certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

Avanade is a responsible business committed to building a sustainable world through the power of people and Microsoft. We hold ourselves accountable to environmental, social and governance targets, ensuring our business is sustainable for the long term. Every day, our 60,000 professionals in 26 countries harness the power of their diverse backgrounds to make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. Learn more at www.avanade.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 732,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com.



Claire Booty

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