2017 Microsoft Partner Network, Africa Partner of the year Award Winners

Jul 24, 2017

Meet the Africa partner of the year Award winners from 2017 Microsoft Partner Network Partner of the Year Awards.

Africa Partner

Microsoft has celebrated partner achievements at the just ended 2017 Microsoft Inspire conference. The event brings together partners from across the globe to network, collaborate and learn from each other. There was opportunity for partners to interact with Microsoft personnel and other industry experts at the partner event.

Here is a highlight from the first day of the event

Among the several nominations Microsoft selected finalist and I’ll be sharing the winning partners from Africa.

Speaking about the winners Microsoft said;

“These partners and their award nominations are truly exceptional. Their accomplishments should be viewed as examples of excellence for every Microsoft partner.”

2017 Africa Partner of the year

Partner of the Year Menshen
Menshen is a local high skilled IT company in Angola. They moved the Angolan Airline (TAAG) with 1300 users to O365. It looked an uphill task. But in collaboration with the Fastrack team, Menshen managed to move all users to Office 365.

Partner of the Year HITS Technologies

HITS is an early adopter to Microsoft’s Cloud and have more than 300 customers in around 50 countries. HITS SAAS on Azure helped ABK (Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait) Egypt to avoid costly start-up investments. Some key benefits for ABK include, Efficient Management for employees Personnel & Payroll, along with day-to-day tasks. Also ABK have totally switched their environment into paperless via HITS self-services and electronic workflow.

Partner of the Year Dimension Data

Dimension Data Kenya continue to demonstrate their ability to support customers in digital transformation in collaboration with the Microsoft team. This year we positively impacted a number of customers in the financial services sector with a number of solutions. Built on SharePoint Online in particular that resulted in several strong, positive customer testimonials from a number of leading retail banks in Kenya.

Africa Partner

Africa Partner of the year 2017

Partner of the Year Netopia Solutions

Netopia is an ISV in Morocco with a deep focus on transforming digitally, Government services in North and Central Africa. Their eGov suite called CIVIS includes biometric passport solutions, prison management and healthcare assistance modules being rapidly adopted. Recognized this year with the Microsoft eGov Innovation Grant. Microsoft Azure platform is the next generation platform helping Netopia scale their solutions across new markets. Netopia were successful in transforming their business model and now going to offer their solutions as managed IP.

Partner of the Year Reliance Infosystems Limited

Reliance Infosystems is a partner passionate about the Microsoft cloud. Our leading partner driving the digitalization of the SMB Customer Segment for Nigeria. Reliance Infosystems was a typical SI partner but they are a Gold Cloud Competent ISV and newly onboarded CSP partner. They earned 2 Gold Cloud competencies (Productivity and SMMCS) and won over 44 new cloud subscriptions. “Sajenwa” their Payroll/ERP solution built on Microsoft Azure opened new territories for Microsoft in the SMB space.

Partner of the Year Dimension Data

Dimension Data provided strategic support to the customer showing them the business value add of moving to the cloud. The deep technical support provided enabled Microsoft to have a much easier conversation with  stakeholders on why the cloud and why now. Dimension Data then had a seamless working relationship with Fast track that allowed the customer to experience value. This has enabled Microsoft to have a great cloud story in Rwanda. Dimension Data has led the cloud story in Rwanda.

Africa Partner of the year 2017

South Africa
Partner of the Year BUI

BUI has won Cloud and Infrastructure Partner of the year awards for 4 years in a row. A leader in helping customers realize their business potential through digital transformation. They are the go to partner of choice for Microsoft’s cloud services and technology. BUI have been involved in deploying some of the largest projects in the country for Microsoft technologies. It has aggressively displaced competitive products across all verticals, with numerous competitive wins.

Partner of the Year Techno Brain T Ltd

Microsoft has relied heavily on the C-Level relationships that Techno Brain has built In Tanzania to build pipeline and close deals. This C- level relationships is what Microsoft tapped into when Exim bank wanted to move to the cloud.This was the fastest, The Cloud EA opportunity, that closed in East Africa this fiscal which benefited from C- level sales initiative.


So there’s a recap of the partner country winners and some of their achievements. Visit the #MSInspire page for more information about the event and awards.