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KPMG NZ earns global Microsoft partner recognition

02 Sep 15

KPMG New Zealand has been honoured by Microsoft for achieving ‘outstanding levels’ of sales achievement and innovation.

The New Zealand arm of the company has achieved the 2015 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, an elite group of strategic Microsoft Dynamics partners from across the globe with sales achievements that rank them in the highest echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners.

Members of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle have performed to a high standard of excellence by delivering valuable solutions that help organisations achieve increased success.

The recognition of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle came during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2015, the company’s annual premier partner event, which took place this year in Orlando, Florida.

“Each year we recognise and honour Microsoft Dynamics partners from around the world for exemplary performance,” explains Neil Holloway, corporate vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions Sales & Partners.

“These award-winning partners inspire us by the standards they set and the impact they have on the business,” he says. “Microsoft is honoured to recognise KPMG New Zealand for their achievements this past year and for their dedication and support of Microsoft Dynamics applications.”

Chandan Ohri, KPMG’s ASPAC lead for Microsoft Business Solutions and KPMG New Zealand chief technology partner, says that in a sector driven by fast-growth, the emergence of non-traditional competitors and markets that challenge established electronics, software and service business models that, “being part of the Microsoft Inner Circle motivates KPMG to strive for higher levels of expertise and performance.

“We lead the pack here in our success with Microsoft products and implementation and this exemplifies the success that can be achieved through teamwork and partnership, we take immense pride in our inclusion into Inner Circle status,” Ohri says.

Ohri will be attending a session with Microsoft, in London early September, where he will have a unique opportunity to share strategy and also network with Microsoft Dynamics senior leaders from around the globe on Microsoft Business solutions and Cloud enablement and transformation.

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