Microsoft high achievers Kloud, Readify and Avanade will vie for Australian partner awards alongside up-and-coming tech providers like Insync Technology, Bistech and GIS People.
The vendor has revealed the 16 finalists of its revamped Microsoft Australian Partner Awards (MAPAs), following this year's decision to consolidate 30 categories down to five.
Customer projects are central to the new-look MAPAs, such as Kloud's major project with Qantas to migrate 30,000 customers to Office 365, Sable37's information systems overhaul for City Beachand Velrada's support of Sodexo's $2.5 billion contract with Rio Tinto.
"What really stood-out for me was the transformative nature of the stories submitted," said Mark Leigh, Microsoft Australia's One Commercial Partner lead. "Together, with our partners we are helping Australian organisations transform.
"Whether using the power of machine learning to identify unique markers in graffiti or leveraging technology to modernise retail operations, our partners are making use of Microsoft solutions to truly transform Australian organisations and position them for sustained success."
The winners will be announced on 14 November in Sydney at the Microsoft Partner Summit, which replaced the annual Australian Partner Conference.
Last year's MAPA winners included MOQdigital, Kloud, Readify and Ignia, which each took awards, distributor Rhipe, which took home three.