Nicosia, 27 October 2020
EY announces the win of three 2020 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Awards
- Awards include Global Advisory Services Partner of the Year, Global Energy Partner of the Year and Global Financial Services Partner of the Year
EY announces the win of three 2020 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Awards, including Global Advisory Services Partner of the Year, Global Energy Partner of the Year and Global Financial Services Partner of the Year. Recognized as one of the top Microsoft partners across the globe, EY is being awarded for excellence in innovation and implementation support of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
The Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and provided exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards are classified in several categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide.
The Global Advisory Services Partner of the Year Award recognizes EY teams’ global capabilities that provide valuable consulting and advisory services and solutions, using Microsoft technologies, innovation and robust skills to help clients digitally transform. This recognition also showcases EY teams’ ability to successfully leverage multiple Microsoft solutions, such as Azure, to deploy solutions powered by Microsoft.
Of note, the award highlights EY teams’ industry-leading global tax and audit Azure-based platforms, and specifically the EY Global Tax Platform (GTP), an automated cloud-enabled data management platform for enterprises to digitally transform tax. GTP is driving industry-wide innovation and disrupting the tax and finance market at speed, bringing together EY intellectual property and capabilities paired with Azure. In doing so, the platform seamlessly and quickly transforms tax and finance functions to reduce risk, help enable cost-efficient tax operations and provide increased value through data reuse, analytics, visualizations and more.
In addition, the Global Energy Partner of the Year Award recognizes extensive EY industry insights, combined with Microsoft’s powerful cloud technologies, which have led to the development of two innovative digital energy solutions: EY Digital Energy Enablement Platform (EY DEEP) and EY UtilityWave. Both are designed to help energy companies improve performance, gain efficiencies and support better decision-making by helping enable data-driven decisions that allow them to thrive in this new energy-efficient world.
EY DEEP digitally integrates key processes across the oil and gas value chain – including complex well engineering, production and maintenance optimization, supply chain management and financial modeling – with a common data model to allow a broad extension of the platform across the organization. EY UtilityWave is an Internet of Things (IOT) and data platform that provides utility companies with the capabilities needed to address the biggest challenges of a digitized, dynamic energy system, in one business-focused platform.
Lastly, the Global Financial Services Partner of the Year Award highlights innovative services and solutions built on Microsoft technology, specifically designed for clients in the financial services sector. The award recognizes the EY Global Financial Crime platform, a scalable and secure solution developed with Microsoft, to help modernize banks’ financial crime operations. Hosted on Azure, the platform of solutions helps banks of all sizes comply with the financial sector’s enhanced regulatory and security demands, while helping improve risk management effectiveness, increase automation and reduce client onboarding time.
Commenting on the Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Awards received by EY, Charalambos Constantinou, Partner and Head of Consulting of EY Cyprus, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised as 2020 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year in three different fields. EY teams throughout the world work closely with Microsoft in different sectors to develop and provide innovative solutions creating added value for the industries we serve, and helping clients increase their efficiency, reduce risk and proceed seamlessly with the digital transformation of their operations. Working with Microsoft, we will continue to support our clients and help create a better working world.”