FireStart is Microsoft Partner of the Year
In Toronto (CAN) at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) FireStart was awarded as Microsoft Country Partner of the Year. With this award Microsoft honores their partners with an innovative approach and an outstanding implementation strength.
This year for the first time worldwide a group of ISV partners who offer smart solutions for industry 4.0 were awarded. The award was presented to the software alliance isv4industry, where FireStart is a co-founder, during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto by Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, in person.
During the keynote Business Process Management (BPM) was defined as one of the three strategic priorities for the next business year.
„The digital transformation keeps all industries and companies of all sizes busy – in Austria and worldwide. Microsoft creates the basis for solutions in the industry 4.0 sector and develops its services through valuable inputs from their partners. Therefore, I am very proud that we have such an excellent partner landscape, with which we are working together to find the solutions for local and international companies”, said Lukas Keller, Director SME and Partner Sales at Microsoft Austria.
“We are honored to recognize isv4idustry as a Microsoft Country Partner of the Year,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “The isv4industry consortium is first of its kind worldwide to win the Country Partner of the Year award and a prime example of the excellent talent we see in our Microsoft partner community to deliver innovative and transformative solutions.”
isv4industry: Solutions for the intelligent Factory of Tomorrow
For the first time a software alliance that provides integrated comprehensive industrial solutions for the intelligent factory of tomorrow was awarded – isv4industry. For this alliance all four partners contribute with their respective competence: COPA-DATA with their knowledge in industrial automation for efficient measurement and analysis of data. FireStart ensures optimal process and workflow management, so that a continuous compliance is ensured. For augmensys augmented reality is the key technology that makes it easier to access and operate with the company industrial software. icomedias offers solutions for mobile forms that can be edited offline and with real biometric signature directly on the tablet.
„isv4industry works on an extraordinary and exciting solution portfolio for specific customer requests in the production field based on the latest Microsoft technologies. Therefore, this partnership is clearly a Microsoft Partner of the Year for us and underlines the innovative power of Austrian IT companies”, said Nicolas Sorger, Head of Developer Experience and Evangelism (DX) at Microsoft Austria.
Reinvent Productivity and Business Processes
In his keynote Satya Nadella (CEO Microsoft) describes the agenda for the new business year. During his speech business process management (BPM) besides “personal computing” and “intelligent cloud” were defined as one of the three main topics. We are very pleased to provide an important contribution to this strategy with our FireStart BPM Suite and to actively shape the digital transformation for our customers.