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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2011/12/12 - Arbutus Solutions announced today that it has been selected as the winner in the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year at the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards - ArbutusSolutions.com.
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Arbutus Solutions announced today that it has been selected as the winner in the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year at the 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. The ninth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence across the large and diverse community of Microsoft’s Canadian technology partners. The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Toronto on November 30, 2011.
“Our annual IMPACT Awards celebrate the great work done in the Partner Community to help customers respond to their business challenges through the benefits of technology,” said Eric Gales, President of Microsoft Canada Inc. “Technology partners like Arbutus Solutions are always finding new and exciting ways to develop and deliver innovative technology solutions, making them true leaders in their respective fields.”
Arbutus Solutions was chosen as the winner in Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year for 2011. Arbutus Solutions was recognized for their work with a corporate client in the energy sector, for whom they configured Project Server to meet the organization's complex portfolio of simultaneous and correlated projects. Arbutus Solutions' success with this client was emphasized as the team was brought in to salvage a previous abortive attempt to address the client's chief project management concerns.
"We faced some critical challenges and we were motivated to overcome these for the client," says Michael Treasure, a Senior Partner and Director of Project Delivery for Arbutus Solutions. "It is an honour to receive this award, and be recognized for the efforts and success of the team on the project."
The solutions created for this client included:
1) a customized reporting system using PivotViewer that the Arbutus Solutions team anticipates will prove useful for future clients,
2) automation of manual processes relating to task updates on large, complex projects, and
3) collaboration sites for the various cross-functional teams on the projects.
Arbutus Solutions continues to offer support to this client, and expects to be called in to create solutions for other departments within this organization.
About the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards
In 2003, Microsoft Canada Inc. launched the IMPACT Awards, a program to recognize the numerous achievements within its technology Partner community. This year’s awards program is bigger than ever with over 35 award categories designed to recognize excellence across Microsoft Partner Network competencies, emerging technologies, community involvement as well as sales, marketing and partnering excellence.
The IMPACT Awards are open to Active Canadian members of the Microsoft Partner Network.
For a list of all 2011 winners & finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards, please visit microsoft.ca/awards.
About Arbutus Solutions
Arbutus Solutions (ArbutusSolutions.com) specializes in offering companies business solutions in the areas of Enterprise Project Management, Project Portfolio Management, Content Management, and Business Process Improvement. What makes Arbutus Solutions unique is that the consultancy firm offers not only technical expertise, but merges business acumen and global experience to serve their clients.
The team of consultants shares a wealth of experience in a wide range of industries across a host of global markets. Arbutus Solutions team members also hold MBA's and other advanced degrees, Microsoft certifications, and Microsoft insider privileges. When business experience and academic accreditations combine with the most current technical qualifications, Arbutus Solutions offers a holistic approach to delivering innovative work management solutions that is unparalleled within the field.
Arbutus Solutions helps organizations design, develop, implement, and maintain solutions that support and enhance overall business strategy and support specific business objectives. Arbutus Solutions facilitates their clients to realize their strategic vision. For further information on Arbutus Solutions, please visit
For more information on Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards only, please contact:
Danielle Shedletzky, Microsoft Canada - E: t-danies[.]microsoft.com.