Moment of (Joint) Service: IFS details partner of the year

As we’ve said before, don’t knock a partner award.

Yes it’s a chance to mention all a company’s key go-to-market connections, yes it’s a chance to pop out a news story and shake a few hands, yes it’s a chance to give a company a fancy bent piece of glass and do a stage presentation at an annual user conference… but it can be so much more than that.

Arguably on the up in its defined marketplace as it is, IFS used its Miami-located IFS Unleashed event this year to explain why its partner community is important and call out some of the winners.

The 2022 IFS Partner of the Year Awards comprises twelve categories that recognize the achievements of IFS’s partner ecosystem and considers partners across all industries, countries, and market segments.

“The aim of the Partner of the Year awards is to commend our partners for their continued commitment to excellence within the global IFS partner ecosystem. What we have seen from the entries we received, and especially the winners we have selected, is a spirit of resilience and determination to succeed despite the challenges and deliver for customers at that critical Moment of Service™,” said Merlin Knott, global head, partner and channels, IFS.

Knott has noted that so far in 2022, the total number of deals IFS has conducted involving a partner is up 14% Year on Year (YoY), while it has also completed just under 1000 new certifications. 

Steering committee 

As with previous years, an internal steering committee of global and regional IFS representatives reviewed nominations for the merit-based categories of the awards. Added to that, a panel of veteran industry analysts, Mickey North Rizza (IDC), Daniel Newman (Futurum) and Adam Holtby (Omdia), led on judging nominations for the Innovative and Services categories, drawing on their broad experiences to judge a particularly competitive pool of entries. 

The awards also featured a Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year category, which was nominated by IFS customers.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Global System Integrator Partner of the Year – Accenture

Finalists: Capgemini and Infosys

A merit-based award, this category recognized those that demonstrated a significant contribution to the continued growth of the IFS ecosystem on a global scale through new customer acquisition, while also delivering unmatched support services to customers.

Regional System Integrator Partner of the Year – Baker Tilly Digital

Finalists: IBM and Tietoevry

A merit-based award, this category recognized those that demonstrated a significant contribution to the continued growth of the IFS ecosystem in the region through new customer acquisition, while also delivering unmatched support services to customers.

IFS Foundation Partner of the Year – HOIST

This category awards partners on demonstrating true commitment to continued business growth and building a strong partnership together.

IFS Spirit Award – Cooper Software

This category recognizes partners who showed a significant commitment to a “One IFS” mentality, collaborating as a team to create opportunities, deliver successful projects, increase customer satisfaction and market awareness across all IFS solutions.

Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year – InfoConsulting

Finalists: Nayo Technologies and Xitricon

Nominated by IFS customers, this award celebrates the contribution of organizations that have demonstrated their dedication to a genuinely customer-centric approach.

Innovative Partner of the Year – Cedar Bay

Finalists: Baker Tilly Digital and Enterprise Analytics

This award recognizes partners for demonstrating excellence in consistent innovation and implementation of customer solutions, leading to a positive and sustainable impact on their businesses.

Services Partner of the Year – Enterprise – Infosys

Finalists – Capgemini and HOIST

This nomination-based award recognized the IFS partners, whose expertise in implementation methodology, breadth of knowledge of IFS solutions, and superior customer service mentality was instrumental in delivering a multitude of successful projects in record-time – driving exponential ROI for customers.

Services Partner of the Year – Mid-Market – Enterprise Analytics

Finalists – RutterKey and Addovation

This award recognizes partners who provide exceptional delivery of services to mid-market customers supported by expert advice and guidance. This partner displays the value of innovation to mid-sized businesses, solving immediate business challenges and forming the foundation for future transformation.

Channel Partner of the Year – Novacura

Finalists: NEC and InfoConsulting

This merit-based award honors the partner who has demonstrated exceptional efforts in new business development, thought leadership, and products and services that promote IFS in emerging markets.

Growth Partner of the Year – Arcwide

Finalists – Capgemini and Accenture

A merit-based award, this category recognized those partners that, in the past 24 months, exemplified accelerated growth and rapid implementation, having onboarded at minimum one new customer in the past 24 months and demonstrated a true commitment to continued business growth together.

Technology Alliances Partner of the Year – Microsoft

Finalists – Boomi and HERE

This merit-based award recognized the IFS partners that provided exponential value to IFS customers through the delivery of innovative add-on technology; demonstrated ability to respond to ever-changing business circumstances, and contributed to the adoption of IFS solutions within new customer bases to drive pipeline/revenue growth.

Emerging Markets – Tech Mahindra

Finalists – Kurumsal Bilgi Sistemleri and Technodyn

This merit-based award honors the partner who has demonstrated exceptional efforts in new business development, thought leadership, and products and services that promote IFS in emerging markets.