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Microsoft Great Plains Awards Resellers

In recognition of its best reselling partners, Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions, the wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. and provider of business applications to small and mid-sized companies, recently awarded 36 reselling firms for outstanding achievement and success.

The awards were presented at the Global Partner Recognition Ceremony during Stampede 2001, Microsoft Great Plains' 16th annual international partner conference held in Fargo, N.D. for its value-added resellers, consultants, systems integrators and solution developers.

In selecting partners for recognition, Microsoft Great Plains reviewed several key criteria including outstanding sales performance, exemplary technological expertise on Microsoft Great Plains solutions, consistently high customer-satisfaction ratings, feedback from peers and team members, and a sincere commitment to improving the lives and business success of Microsoft Great Plains' and partners' mutual customers.

Among the winners was ManagedOps Inc., provider of Managed Operations services, receiving special recognition for the second consecutive year.

Says Jim Traynor, director of ASP Business Development at Microsoft Great Plains: "ManagedOps was among the first service providers to receive Microsoft Gold Certification earlier this year, and their efforts contributed to what have become the standards by which Microsoft measures others."

He also cites ManagedOps for "investing significantly to drive the industry forward" by providing a cost-analysis tool for customers, as well as educational seminars and marketing communications support.

"This award reflects our commitment to help our partners take full advantage of the growing market demand for IT outsourcing and interconnected business applications delivered as a service," says Dan Taylor, ManagedOps CEO, adding that the firm is proud to have earned the distinction of ASP Excellence for the second year running.

Partners recognized at the conference for each award category include:

— Global Partner of the Year: ePartners Inc. -- Corporate, Irving, Texas

— Global Developer of the Year: Compass Technologies Inc., Cadillac, Mich.

— The Eagle Award: AKA Enterprise Solutions Inc., New York

— Outstanding Partner for Asia/Pacific: InterDyn -- Professional Advantage, North Sydney, Australia

— Outstanding Partner for Africa/Middle East: CompuSoft, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— Outstanding Partner for Latin America: Gonzalez, Cortina y Glender, Mexico City

— Outstanding Partner for Europe: InterDyn -- Advantage Business Systems Ltd., London

— Outstanding Partner for Canada: Rimrock Corp., Toronto

— Outstanding Partner for the United States: I.B.I.S. Inc., Norcross, Ga.

— Outstanding Partner: SMB -- Stanley, Stuart, Yoffee and Hendrix Inc., Maitland, Fla.

— Outstanding Partner, Single Location: ePartners Inc. -- Boston, Boston

— Outstanding Partner, Multiple Locations: Surebridge Inc., Lexington, Mass.

— Solomon Excellence: ePartners -- New Jersey, East Brunswick, N.J.

— eEnterprise Excellence: Collins Computing Inc., Mission Viejo, Calif.

— Dynamics Excellence: Centerprise Information Solutions Inc., Akron, Ohio

— Front Office Excellence: InterDyn -- TGO Consulting Inc., Markham, Ontario

— Excellence in Servicing Existing Customers: InterDyn -- Business Microvar Inc., Roseville, Minn.

— Excellence in Servicing Existing Customers: American Express Co., Dublin, Ohio

— Excellence in Integration: CEP Systems Inc., Norwalk, Conn.

— Partners' Choice Developer Award: InterDyn -- Professional Advantage, North Sydney, Australia

— Excellence in Customer Care: Cargas Systems Inc., Lancaster, Pa.

— Organizational Excellence: Enterprise Resource Group Inc., Sacramento, Calif.

— New Global Partner Excellence: Dynamics -- TMW Systems Inc., Cleveland

— New Global Partner Excellence: Solomon -- CSI Pitt LLC, Bridgeville, Pa.

— New Global Partner Excellence: eEnterprise -- Enterlogix Corp., Houston

— New Solution Developer Excellence: Kinross Computer Systems Ltd., Milnathort, Tayside, United Kingdom

— Partnering Excellence: ManagedOps.com Inc., New Bedford, N.H.

— Partnering Excellence: DMS Technology Solutions LLC, Cedar Knolls, N.J.

— Manufacturing Excellence: ePlains Inc., Wheaton, Ill.

— Enterprise Reporting Excellence: Paradigm Technology Consulting LLC, Hamilton Square, N.J.

— Project Series Excellence: Surebridge Inc., Lexington, Mass.

— Project Series Excellence: Options Software and Consulting Inc., Burlington, Ontario

— Human Resources/Payroll Excellence: MCS Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda

— Outsourcing Excellence: ManagedOps.com, New Bedford

— eBusiness Excellence: Cole Systems Associates Inc., New York

— Apertum Excellence: INTERFACE Systemhaus Vertriebsgesellschaft mBH, Darmstadt, Germany