Microsoft announces winners and finalists of 2013 Sales Achievement program Partners recognized for achieving exceptional sales results and transforming their businesses.

REDMOND, Wash., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. announced the winners and finalists of the Sales Achievement program at the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the company's annual event for industry partners, July 7–11 in Houston. The inaugural program recognizes global Microsoft partners for achieving exceptional sales results in fiscal year 2013.

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"Partners that won this year's Sales Achievement program have demonstrated extraordinary commitment in transforming their businesses to support customers worldwide with Microsoft technology," said Chris Atkinson, vice president, Partner Growth & Enablement, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft. "As customers' needs evolved, these partners made the right investments to grow their businesses with Microsoft and are now well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities in fiscal year 2014 and beyond."

Categories, winners and finalists appear below.

Enterprise Alliance
Winners: Capgemini and HP
Finalists: Dell, Dimension Data, Tata Consultancy Services

Enterprise ISV
Winner: Sitecore
Finalists: Apriso Corp., Redknee

Cloud Sales Licensing Solution Partner of the Year
Winner: SoftwareONE
Finalists: Atea, Insight Enterprises Inc., Softchoice

Licensing Solution Partner Corporate Accounts Global Partner of the Year
Winner: CDW
Finalists: Atea, Brasoftware, Otsuka

Transformational Licensing Solution Partner of the Year
Winner: Insight Enterprises Inc.
Finalists: Inmeta Crayon, SoftwareONE

OEM MNA
Winner: Lenovo
Finalists: ASUS, Dell, IBM

OEM Named
Winner: Tsinghua TongFang
Finalists: MCJ, Positivo, Vostok

Services – ESPG
Winner: Accenture/Avanade
Finalists: Capgemini, PlanB.

Services – Support
Winner: Epicor Software Corp.
Finalists: Greenway Medical Technologies, Uniadex, Wortell

SMB Distributors
Winner: Tech Data
Finalists: ALSO-Actebis, Daiwabo Information Systems, WestCoast

SMSP Solution Integrators
Winner: Champion
Finalists: Atea, DiData

About Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft's partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.digitalwpc.com and on the Partner Network home page at http://microsoftpartnernetwork.com.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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