100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2014

It is no secret that Microsoft solutions are at the heart of many enterprises across the globe. Be it running financials, customer systems, or supply chains; Microsoft enterprise solutions are the backbone of virtually every organization. However, the overwhelming array of products and services–Dynamics ERP, CRM; Azure; SharePoint; SQL Server; Office 365–make navigating the complex and fragmented Microsoft landscape highly difficult.

Collaboration and productivity applications form the hub of communication for knowledge workers. When it comes to document management, companies see SharePoint as pivotal, with productivity applications like Office 365 and Exchange playing a central role in how employees collaborate and communicate.

Microsoft is also adopting new philosophies as it continues to compete with Amazon, Google and others in the cloud computing market. In a bid to make Azure stand out, the software giant is taking a path that it is rarely known to take—embracing openness. As it stands, this strategy seems to be working as numerous companies are starting to see Azure as their cloud computing platform of choice.

In the wake of these developments, the CIOs are looking to partner with leading solution and consulting firms to gain third-party insights into best practices for specific domains, such as supply chain, sales automation, or customer experience. They are also on the lookout for partners with strong business acumen, industry-focused consultants and practices, change management skills, and tools built for specific industries. Furthermore, Microsoft clients desire for fully managed solutions from firms with an “asset heavy” footprint, global data presence, and strong skills around infrastructure management.

The software giant partners with about half a million vendors, ranging from multinational corporations to smaller players and specialist providers. Existing within this universe of Microsoft partners are a select few who are a step above the rest, and through this edition of CIO Review, we will help clients gain more insights into the capabilities of the major global service providers who are strong in Microsoft technologies.

As a prelude to CIO Review’s 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2014, our selection panel evaluated the capabilities thousands of vendors in this space that have skills to tackle complex challenges. The companies featured have showcased an in-depth expertise in delivering integrated and innovative technologies to streamline operations across the Microsoft landscape. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIO Review selected the final 100 companies that are at the forefront of tackling today’s challenge in the Microsoft ecosystem.

We present to you CIO Review’s 100 Most Promising Microsoft Solution Providers 2014.

Top Microsoft Companies

ABM delivers complex business solutions and superior customer service, with the specialities like Office 365, Unified Communications, Virtualization, hosting managed services and Field Operations

Provides solutions to manage a dynamic IT network focusing on the everyday demands of the business

Provider of advanced IT infrastructure solutions that enable optimal business performance

Designed to serve as the Process Application Platform for both on-premises and in the Cloud and simplify implementation of operational workflow or cross-functional business processes, all in an easy-to-use process-modeling environment

Provides solutions through SharePoint platform to increase corporate productivity, ensures compliance, and facilitates content management

Provides consulting expertise on deploying, integrating, upgrading, and optimizing business software

Software solutions provider for surround data integration, migration, automation and governance

Microsoft global ISV partner that provides enterprise product lifecycle management software

Offers performance management software to the enterprises worldwide

Global provider of migration software and solutions for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows Server environments

Global solutions provider of enterprise class transformational technology solutions and products delivering complete (cradlegrave) strategic, innovative, and value driven solutions

Software consulting firm specializing in ERP and CRM

A company that specializes in creating custom web and mobile based solutions for its clients

CaseWorthy is a provider of Social Services Technology that includes software expertise, and turnkey implementation services for Health and Human Service organizations

Technology solutions provider that offers services like managed IT service, cloud computing solutions, licensing, hardware, and software

Provides budgeting software tools which help with cash forecasting and financial reporting

Provides unconventional online and on-site corporate training and consulting services on Microsoft platforms, including SharePoint and Azure

An IT solutions provider specializing in cloud, collaboration and workload automation software and professional services

Provides a range of quality business automation, analytics, and report scheduler products designed to work with Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Provides a comprehensive ERP solution based on Microsoft technology that improves business operations

Providing detailed reporting and analysis of Enterprise Office 365 environments

A Solution provider for Unified communication and collaboration through cloud

Software consultancy and end-to-end business solution provider leveraging Microsoft SharePoint platform and Office 365

Provides identity, access and governance solutions that simplify the intersection of users, devices, and hybrid IT infrastructure for organizations with a desire to securely collaboration with customers, partners, and employees

Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner that provides comprehensive enterprise business solutions

DataLan Corporation delivers business solutions leveraging Microsoft SharePoint technology and Office desktop tools to provide companies with new capabilities

A software development firm specialized in building rich Internet applications, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft dynamic CRM

Specializes in the development of data mining software for Microsoft Exchange and Outlook, which enhances the participation and utility of mobile device users

A modern requirement lifecycle software company that helps clients to visually and textually define and manage requirements much more efficiently; leveraging everyone’s familiarity with Microsoft Office and TFS

Improving business results by leveraging Unified Communications throughout enterprise IT infrastructure

Enterprise project and portfolio management consulting firm focused on the Microsoft PPM solution

F5 Networks provides solutions for an application world. The company helps organizations successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time

Provides solutions for pricing, trade promotions and contract management oversees to customers

Information technology and servicing company that provides strategic collaboration solutions to deliver real business benefits and cost savings

Provider of enterprise business software through Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Core Transactional Engine (CTE) products

Provides Unified Communications (UC) and contact centre solutions for Microsoft Lync

Provider of enterprise-class security and archiving for messaging, mobile and social media

Providing cloud related services along with software development and business process outsourcing

Full-service IT Department service provider that helps organizations in setting up the entire IT environment

Provider of cloud, managed, and hybrid cloud hosting, delivering scalable, customizable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to customers worldwide

A consulting firm that specializes in delivering Microsoft Dynamics business management solutions to empower businesses to achieve sustainability and growth

Imaginet provides world-class solutions to enterprises on the Microsoft platform that are actively seeking to use technology to accelerate their business strategy

A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that provides best-of-breed ERP and CRM solutions

Offering wide range of Microsoft infrastructure solutions for mid-sized businesses to world-wide enterprises

Business solution and consultancy provider for Microsoft applications

Izenda provides embedded analytics for business applications to deliver ad-hoc reporting,real-time dashboards, data visualization

Provides industry-specific solutions and expertise for the food & beverage, consumer packaged goods(CPG), life sciences and retail industries

End-to-end mobility technology solution company that provides an innovative software that build, deploy, and manage enterprise mobility applications

Provider of EMI solutions that improve plant floor performance

A cloud-based translation management system that enables the creation and management of multilingual content inside enterprise applications

Offers comprehensive suite of document creation, collaboration, comparison, control and cleansing software

A leading modern application development firm

Provider of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS)

Provides innovative Microsoft Dynamics based solutions

A provider of comprehensive software solutions and support to clients in the areas of Microsoft Technologies, including .Net and SharePoint

Delivers cloud-based enterprise email management including archiving, discovery, continuity, security and policy

Delivers software solutions to improve management, visibility,and service delivery across the globe

Leverging innovative Adaptive Session Intelligence technology, NetScout to offer network and application performance management and analysis products

Netwise Resources is the IT consultant that handles any aspect of client’s technology from desktop support, to round the clock maintenance and monitoring of network

Provides Cloud-based Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM with affordable per user subscriptions to partners and customers

Provides project visualization and project presentation tools with affordable per user subscription to enterprise customers

Provides solutions for greater end user productivity and to encourage the user adoption of Microsoft SharePoint/Office 365

A global leading solution provider of identity management solutions

Leading provider of cloud-based customer service software that creates amazing customer experiences leveraging knowledge management, self-service and multi-channel interactions

A consulting firm dedicated to design, integration, and support of robust end-to-end Microsoft cloud infrastructure and collaboration solutions

Microsoft solution provider specializing in CRM and ERP

Provides private cloud-hosting of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions

Business and technology consulting firm providing services across strategy and execution, business operations, applications and infrastructure

An Independent software vendor in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) that offers FireStart BPM suite

Automating budgeting, planning, reporting, and consolidation

Provider of Business Intelligence(BI) solution with complete features

Offering technical consulting and training on the Microsoft .NET and extended Application Development Platform

Assisting businesses work efficiently with low investment through cloud-based solutions

Riley Technologies which owns and operates New Horizons of Wisconsin provides customized, project-based value with innovative, strategic technology solutions

Offering outsourced IT support and services to clients

Provider of hardware and software components that enable and enhance IP Communications Systems for both telecom and datacom applications

A leading provider of IT security solutions to control vulnerability threats and risks using their unique components: Vulnerability Management and Patch Management.

The leading email delivery service for the world's wanted email

Provider of Enterprise API Management and unified governance products

Provides tools for integrated and futuristic software development

SoftwareONE’s Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services ensures that IT investments are cost-effectively road mapped towards their unique business needs

Provides Project and Program Management support, Enterprise Content Management solutions, Systems Integration services and IT Infrastructure

Provides an agile platform, Enterprise Enabler that delivers an integrated development environment across all data sources

Consulting company specializing in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consulting for small to medium sized business nationwide

Providing business consulting and sustainable IT solutions to aspiring organizations

Global systems integrator and a Microsoft Gold Messaging and Cloud Accelerate Partner, specializing in cloud migrations

Specializes in Software Quality Assurance, consulting, and training

IT outsourcing and managed services provider focused on helping small and mid market companies migrate to the Cloud

Provides software and services to the construction industry that enables customers to proactively and efficiently manage the issues for critical project impact

Enables organizations to gain actionable insights about their business through multiple business intelligence offerings and accountability through robust planning and forecasting tools within a fully integrated system

Global management consulting firm with core competencies in change management, lean process engineering, governance and risk, and business and enterprise information architecture

Delivers innovative healthcare information technology solutions to drive administrative efficiency, improve cost and quality of care and help customers compete to win in the evolving market

Provides software, services, and support for Microsoft Lync enabling enterprises to be successful throughout their UC transformation

Software solutions provider innovating eProcurement Catalog and B2B Shopping solutions for both buyers and suppliers based on patented Vinimaya vMarketPlace technology platform

A systematic guidance and engagement system for Websites and Web applications that drives user actions and helps users to complete any online process or work flow with customizable guidance balloons in a dynamic, interactive, and intelligent process

Specializes in Microsoft SQL Server consulting, training and Business Intelligence

Specializes in delivering hosted ERP in a Cloud computing model as a service

Offers a portfolio of data-driven solutions helping brands understand user behaviors so they can act on those insights in the moment. Webtrends Analytics for SharePoint is a digital measurement solution for SharePoint environments

Helps businesses gain maximum profit through Dynamics GP

Provider of cloud services, business intelligence, and industry solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM