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SAS wins Microsoft ISV 2022 Partner of the Year award

By Shannon Williams
Fri 1 Jul 2022

SAS has won Microsoft's Global Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year award for 2022.

The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. 

"Two years ago, we formed the SAS and Microsoft strategic partnership with a shared goal of making it easier for customers to drive better decisions in the cloud," says Gavin Day, senior vice president of Corporate Programs at SAS. 

"This award emphasises the power of our combined expertise in helping organisations across industries and around the world successfully solve their toughest analytical challenges," he says.

SAS and Microsoft have continued finding new ways to serve customers as they migrate and modernise with SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure. 

"SAS Viya on Azure helps us to better serve our customers by providing them more targeted offers, improving customer service and, in turn, the long-term relationship with our customers," says Iikka Kuosa, senior vice president of Products and IT at S-Bank, a SAS Viya on Azure customer. 

"We need to use data to enable better decision making, to better understand motivation and to continue meeting our customers evolving needs," Kuosa says.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 3,900 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. SAS was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in Global Independent Software Vendor. 

The Global Independent Software Vendor Partner of the Year Award recognises the Microsoft globally managed Independent Software Vendor that has demonstrated strong customer focus and success by partnering deeply with Microsoft on a global scale. The winning partner offers clearly differentiated value and customer experiences by building on Microsofts cloud platform. The partners solutions provide strong examples of how the Microsoft Cloud Platform can be leveraged to drive product differentiation, solution innovation and create new business models and approaches. In addition, the partner will illustrate how their engagement with Microsoft has accelerated their business growth, especially by leveraging Microsofts partner programs and offerings.

"I am honoured to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards," says Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. 

"These partners were outstanding among the exceptional pool of nominees, and Im continuously impressed by their innovative use of Microsoft Cloud technologies and the impact for their customers."

Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced annually prior to the company's global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which will take place on July 19-20 this year. 

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