Accenture and Avanade Named Microsoft 2022 Global SI Partner of the Year

Originally published at Accenture ranked No. 1 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


For the 17th time, Accenture and Avanade have been named the 2022 Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year. The companies were recognized with ten additional awards — including an unprecedented number of country-level Partner of the Year awards.

The awards demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. In addition to the 2022 Global SI Partner of the Year award, Accenture and Avanade also received:

  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights & Marketing Partner of the Year
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Service & Field Service Partner of the Year
  • Manufacturing & Supply Chain Partner of the Year
  • Austria Country Partner of the Year
  • Chile Country Partner of the Year
  • Denmark Country Partner of the Year
  • Poland Country Partner of the Year
  • Singapore Country Partner of the Year
  • Spain Country Partner of the Year
  • Sweden Country Partner of the Year

“Being recognized for the 17th time as the Global SI Partner of the Year is validation of our combined service capabilities, global scale and solution development that helps our clients overcome disruption and lead transformation in their industries,” said Chris Howarth, Senior Managing Director and Accenture Microsoft Business Group Lead. “Together with Avanade, we are solving some of our clients’ most difficult challenges — from migrating large, business-critical applications to Azure, to building innovative and sustainable mobility solutions — and I believe the best is yet to come.”

Accenture and Avanade were also named finalists in the following six categories: Global SI & Advisory Digital Transformation Partner of the YearAutomotive, Mobility & Transportation Partner of the YearDynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and Intelligent Order Management (IOM) Partner of the YearDynamics 365 Sales Partner of the YearMigration to Azure Partner of the YearRetail & Consumer Goods Partner of the Year.

“I believe that, across the Microsoft ecosystem, we have the best people, skills and experience,” said Pam Maynard, Avanade Chief Executive Officer. “When combined with our industry insights, our ability to deliver innovative solutions and immersive experiences is remarkable. I’m delighted to receive this recognition for the 17th time and truly believe that, together, Avanade, Accenture and Microsoft are helping clients to do what matters to build a brighter and sustainable future.”

“I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards,” said Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. “These partners were outstanding among the exceptional pool of nominees, and I’m continuously impressed by their innovative use of Microsoft Cloud technologies and the impact for their customers.”

Fueled by unprecedented demand from organizations that want to build resiliency and help create innovation to address rapidly changing market conditions, Accenture and Avanade now have nearly 65,000 people focused on Microsoft technologies. The companies have been named Microsoft Global SI Partner of the Year a record 17 times, more than any other partner.

Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft recently announced an expanded strategic partnership to help clients tackle their greatest sustainability challenges. It builds on other joint sustainability efforts, including their pioneering role in the Green Software Foundation, a non-profit that is building a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and practices for green software development.