SharkPro Software was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of Project & Portfolio Management solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Today, SharkPro Software proudly announced it has won the 2012 Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award. SharkPro Software was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

"This achievement reflects our commitment to deliver cutting-edge products and services built on Microsoft technologies," said Greg Bailey, Founder and CEO of SharkPro Software, "It's a tribute to Microsoft's Partner Program and SharkPro's engineering, development and services team. With our competency in the newest technologies, our customers get solutions that have a dramatic, positive impact on their businesses. We will continue to innovate and focus on making world-class work management affordable and quickly available to the millions of Information Workers."

Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of nearly 3,000 entrants worldwide. SharkPro Software was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Project & Portfolio Management. Their premier product, SharkPro Projects, is a ready-to-go PPM solution powered by Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint that is available on premise or online.

"SharkPro Projects is ideal for medium-sized organizations and departments in large organizations. It enables them to quickly deploy project and portfolio management practices that generate immediate benefits," says James Brown, Project Management expert and award winning PMO architect and manager. "This early success is critical to widespread adoption and generating a strategic advantage. By being built on the Microsoft platform, SharkPro offers a scalable solution which can grow with the organization as it matures and seeks competence in the project, program and portfolio management."

"Using SharkPro Projects, we were able to implement a full-featured project and portfolio management solution for our IT PMO in a short amount of time," said Aaron Seals, Director, IS Project Management Office Dallas Children's Medical Center. "We were immediately using it and gaining the benefits of our investment. The Healthcare industry is under tremendous pressure to adapt to new mandates while maintaining service levels. Using SharkPro Projects helps us manage demand and prioritize projects based on strategic goals, ROI, and patient needs."

The Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Award recognizes the partner who excelled in offering breakthrough solutions that extended or integrated the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution. The winner provided technology and marketing offerings that enabled a business customer to easily prioritize their investments, align their resources and strategies, and effectively manage the completion of their projects. Other attributes include innovative thinking that helped solve a technical challenge or addressed the customer's business needs and empowered their employees. The winning solution showcased the partner's unique and positive effect on a customer's business challenges and reflected an expertise in the Project and Portfolio Management competency.

"Because of its industry expertise and ability to successfully meet customer needs, we are pleased to recognize SharkPro Software as the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year. SharkPro helps customers improve their project and portfolio management solutions." - Kirk Gregersen, general manager, Microsoft Office Division.

The Microsoft Partner Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.

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