11th July 2017

Civica wins Microsoft Worldwide SAM Partner of the Year Award

Civica, a market leader in business critical software applications, digital solutions and outsourcing services, has been announced as Microsoft Worldwide Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner of the Year at Microsoft Inspire, the company’s worldwide partner conference in Washington DC.

With software asset management becoming increasingly important to all organisations, the prestigious SAM award recognises the delivery of significant customer value and global best practice by a Microsoft partner. This year, Civica beat off strong competition from a number of Microsoft partners entered from around the world to win the accolade of Partner of the Year.

This award demonstrates Civica’s industry-leading expertise to use SAM data to help organisations derive business insights and make strategic technology investments. Today’s organisations face ever-growing transformation challenges; with more than two thirds of budget currently spent on ‘business as usual’, more efficient selection, deployment and management of software can help reduce costs as well as release people and budget for transformation projects.

Civica has been delivering a range of targeted SAM Services since 2008, with SAM Services delivered to over 130 organisations, across more than 500,000 devices. The company aims to take SAM beyond compliancy reporting and contractual cost savings, and allow customers to make use of the wealth of valuable data available to improve decision making and agility within organisations.

Stewart Mcluskey, Director, Software & Infrastructure Services at Civica, commented: “We’re delighted to receive the Microsoft Worldwide SAM Partner of the Year Award. This reflects Civica’s commitment to providing the very best SAM solutions to our customers; saving them money, reducing risk and working in partnership to choose and adopt cloud technologies which deliver real benefits and help support transformation projects. To be recognised by Microsoft for the work we have done together is a real honour and we look forward to continued success together.”

Microsoft strives to partner with organizations which can leverage our innovation and technology with their customers. We stay committed to helping all organizations maximize value, minimize risks and achieve more with their IT investments. Civica, the winner of the Microsoft SAM Partner of the Year award, has been recognised for the consistently high quality of engagement across its SAM projects as well as the delivery of real business benefits. Civica always works in partnership with its customers and focuses on delivering the greatest return on technology investments.”
Patama Chantaruck, GM - Worldwide Software Asset Management, Microsoft Corp

The Civica Software Asset Management team is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service and this award is testimony to the fact that they are making a real difference to customers’ business. The award follows on from other award successes including winning 2016 ITAM Partner of the Year at the ITAM Review Excellence Awards, plus a previous Microsoft SAM Innovation Award (2011) and the Snow Service Provider of the Year Award (2015).