Rethink cloud for retail

The pace of change has accelerated exponentially for retailers. To keep up, organisations need to learn to embrace this continual change, rather than fear it.

For example, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies experienced supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 – and retail supply chains are far from normalising, especially for larger ticket items.

Meanwhile, customers are wanting more from their shopping experience, with 69% of retail customers expecting seamless service across channels.

To manage these challenges, retailers must rethink their agility and resilience to provide better experiences for their customers and employees.

What is Microsoft Cloud for Retail?

Microsoft Cloud for Retail is a fully integrated suite of solutions, including Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams and Power Platform, designed to support your retail industry challenges.

As the largest dedicated global Microsoft partner, Avanade is uniquely positioned to unlock the power of industry cloud and personalise it to your organisation. We customise your cloud to support online growth, omnichannel experiences, supply chain flexibility and workforce empowerment.

Cloud personalised to your retail challenges

Through the power of Microsoft Cloud for Retail, personalised by Avanade, you can rethink to renew and grow your business and people.

Industry depth

At Avanade, we lead with an industry first approach, utilising our retail industry expertise to unlock the power of the Microsoft Cloud for Retail. Take a look.


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Microsoft Cloud is our specialty

Our Microsoft expertise, certification, scale and track record is unrivalled – as demonstrated by our 100+ Microsoft Partner Awards – while our close connections with the Microsoft team mean we can personalise your cloud to your specific business goals.

Here’s why Avanade is the only partner of choice to position your retail business:

  • 52,000 Microsoft-trained professionals in Accenture and Avanade
  • 32,000+ certifications in Microsoft technology
  • 10,000 projects successfully delivered for over 4,000 clients worldwide

Awards and Certifications

  • 2022 Microsoft Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year for the 17th time
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights & Customer Services Partner of the Year 2021
  • Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management & Finance Partner of the Year 2021
  • Employee Experience Partner of the Year 2021
  • IDC Leader for Microsoft Implementation Services and Forrester D365 Leader

Helping our clients embrace continual change

Learn how we’re helping clients rethink their businesses to unlock business agility, develop operational resilience and put people and their experiences first.

Next steps

Through the power of Microsoft industry cloud and Avanade, you could provide better experiences for your customers and employees, and use agility and resilience to seize today’s challenges and turn them into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Start perfectly positioning your retail business for success.

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