PowerObjects is proud to be the winner of the 2015 Microsoft Cloud CRM Partner of the Year award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Watch as Jim Sheehan, COO and Managing Partner of PowerObjects, discusses what it means for his company to be recognized as Microsoft's 2015 CRM Cloud Partner of the year.
The Cloud Customer Relationship Management Partner of the Year award recognizes an exceptional partner who excels in providing their customers with solutions for sales automation, marketing automation, social engagement, and customer service. The award is presented to a partner who has shown both innovation and results related to selling and delivering Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud offerings.
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My name is Jim Sheehan. I’m the Chief Operating Officer and managing partner at Power Objects. The partner of the year award is basically Microsoft, looking across their whole ecosystem and seeing which partner is driving the most value with our CRM Online offering. This year it was Power Objects. It’s like winning the Super Bowl. We’ve been now anointed by our main business partner as the number one partner in the world around Dynamics CRM Online. When you think about everything that goes into making this achievement possible, it’s really the team. If you think about everything that the company does, it’s all about the team and then we look at the four pillars and how do we drive value back into Microsoft Dynamics, CRM Online. That’s the question that we ask every single day when we try to decide what we’re going to accomplish with the company.
We look at that through our services, support, education, and add ons pillars and then look at each one of those and say, “Is this adding adequate value back into this? Is this customers want? Is this what Microsoft is asking us for?” We look at that every single day and say it has to add value back into CRM Online.
We’re not changing the strategy. It’s worked since 2008. We continue to grow. We’ve got the largest dedicated Dynamics CRM team in the world now. We’re going to stay on the same path. It comes back to “Can we add value? Can we get to one million users that we can add value to? Can we do that through our four pillars of service, support, education, and add-ons?” When you think about winning an award like this, you immediately start thinking about who are all the people that I should thank. It starts with the team so we have virtually 300 people and every single one of those people is on the shared journey with us and we’re all marching towards being the best at Dynamics CRM every single day.
Then the next thing that you go to is really thanking Microsoft. I mean Microsoft is sitting up, taking notice of what we’re doing, looking at our great accomplishments, looking at our joint customers and seeing how we’re driving value and they’re saying, “You’re number one.” You have to think all the people inside Microsoft and then the third leg of that stool, just like in any project, is our customers. Without the customers willing to invest in what we’re going to do to make their lives easier with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, it wouldn’t be possible.
It’s such a big award, there’s no way to thank everybody personally so thank you.