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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.

July 2017

Our growth continues worldwide.

April 2017
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Avanade commits to making your experience even better than before.

February 2017
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We strengthen our digital transformation capabilities.

January 2017
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Avanade contributes to community gardens to transform children’s lives.

November 2016
White House Equal Pay Pledge signing

We reaffirm our commitment to pay parity.

October 2016
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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
Microsoft Partner of the Year 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

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

February 2016
Training magazine top 125 organizations

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

January 2016
IDC MarketScape market leader

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
women

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

August 2015
CloudTalent acquisition

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

June 2015
KCS.net acquisition

We expand Microsoft Dynamics capabilities across Germany, Switzerland and Austria

June 2015
Microsoft Alliance Partner of the Year award

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

March 2015
15-year anniversary

We grow to 23,000 professionals in 20 countries.

February 2015
Training magazine top 125 organizations

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

December 2014
hybrid cloud solution for Azure

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

March 2014
top employer in Europe

We are honored by the Top Employer Institute.

February 2014
Training magazine top 125 organizations

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

October 2013
20,000 people in workforce

Our growth continues worldwide.

August 2013
Windows 8 deployment

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

June 2013
Microsoft Partner Awards

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

March 2013
Training magazine top 125 organizations
Training magazine recognizes Avanade

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

February 2013
cloud managed services

We acquire Opstera’s public cloud management software.

December 2012
Azaleos acquisition

We expand our managed services business.

July 2012
Microsoft Partner of the Year award

We receive three Partner of the Year awards.

May 2012
Mexico offshore operation

We launch offshore operation in Mexico.

March 2012
top employer in Europe

We’re named a top employer in Europe.

February 2012
Training magazine top 125 organizations
Training magazine recognizes Avanade

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

December 2011
Computerworld 2012 Premier IT Leader

Named as Computerworld 2012 Premier IT Leader

November 2011
eConnex acquisition

We expand Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice.

September 2011
South Africa expansion

We open office in South Africa.

July 2011
Microsoft Partner of the Year award

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

October 2010
Brazil office openings

We open two offices in Brazil.

July 2010
Microsoft Partner of the Year award

Named Microsoft Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year.

May 2010
Ascentium acquisition

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

April 2010
10-year anniversary
Avanade celebrates 10th anniversary

Workforce reaches 10,000.

February 2010
Training magazine top 125 organizations

We are named to Top 125 Global list.

January 2010
Avanade Online Services (SaaS)

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

September 2009
Best Firms to Work For recognition

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

August 2009
Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle and President�s Club
Microsoft honors Avanade for customer commitment

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

June 2009
Microsoft Partner of the Year award

We are named Microsoft Enterprise Alliance Partner of the Year.

February 2009
growth in workforce

Our workforce reaches 9,000.

October 2008
Best Firms to Work For recognition
Avanade receives workplace recognition

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

September 2008
CEO Adam Warby
New leadership for Avanade

Adam Warby named CEO.

June 2008
Microsoft Partner of the Year award

We receive Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year award.

June 2008
Quadreon acquisition

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

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