Microsoft Corp. announced the recipients of the 2014 Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP) Excellence Awards. The MPSP Excellence Awards recognize superior performance, exemplary service and innovation by suppliers that demonstrate what it means to be a preferred supplier at Microsoft. The purpose of the MPSP is to build long-term relationships with a select group of strategic suppliers that create long-term value for Microsoft.
Winners of the 2014 MPSP Excellence Awards were nominated by employees of Microsoft in various business units, MPSP suppliers and Microsoft Procurement Professionals. An extensive panel of Microsoft employees select all final awardees, and award winners were based on excellence in quality, value, service and innovation. Winners were announced during the 12th Annual MPSP Summit on Microsoft’s main corporate campus in Redmond, Washington.
“I am very excited to recognize this year’s Supplier Program Excellence award winners for their outstanding performance,” said Mike Simms, general manager and chief procurement officer at Microsoft. “It was a year of significant change for Microsoft, and through their dedication, deep understanding of Microsoft and unending support, these suppliers rose above an amazing field of nominees and are well-deserving of this recognition.”
Winners were announced in six categories: Brand Value, Cost Management, Innovation, Market Agility, Reduced Risk and Supplier of the Year.
Wellington-based company Intergen Ltd. was the recipient of the 2014 Brand Value Award.
Microsoft says Intergen has a long history of providing specialized development work for many Microsoft marketing teams. Whether it is creating custom tools or helping Microsoft sales teams sell more, Intergen has become extremely well-versed in the Microsoft brand. Most recently it expressed this talent through the development of a program called Immersion that is focused on increasing sales of cloud and enterprise products. Immersion was built to enable Microsoft and partner sellers to engage directly with customers and accelerate the sales pipeline. It delivered with flying colors and made great use of Microsoft’s products, not only providing a stellar solution but driving Microsoft’s brand home with its partners and customers.