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Avanade And Akumina Strike Strategic Partnership To Deliver Engaging Employee Experiences

Nashua, NH - February 14, 2017 – Avanade, the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, and Akumina, the leading provider of digital workplace software, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership to deliver digital workplace solutions that engage today’s modern workforce, resulting in more productive, social and data-rich ways of working.

Leading organizations are under extreme pressure to keep employees engaged and stay ahead of the competition to thrive in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world. A true digital workplace helps promote employee engagement and inform actions across the workforce to increase productivity, reduce cost and speed up innovation by integrating applications with information and collaboration in an intelligent context that is tailored to the individual employee’s industry, role and location.

The strategic partnership brings together Avanade’s expertise in digital innovation for Microsoft technologies and Akumina’s digital workplace framework for delivering digital experiences on top of Office 365 and other leading cloud technologies. The combination will enable and accelerate enterprises ability to create a digital workplace strategy that will deliver immediate business impact and measureable ROI all while maximizing a customer’s existing investment in Microsoft technologies.

Founded as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade has been delivering their customers innovative digital solutions to enterprises worldwide since 2000. Leveraging Akumina’s digital workplace software provides Avanade a scalable foundation, enabling quicker deployments and faster time to value for their customers.

“Partnering with Akumina allows us to quickly create engaging and transformative employee experiences for our customers,” said Michelle Caldwell, North American digital workplace transformation lead, Avanade. “Together, we are able to increase our customers' time to value velocity as they embark on their digital workplace transformation.”

Akumina allows partners like Avanade to pivot from a costly and risky phased-deployment approach to an ongoing managed service offering, providing them with a steady, predictable Go-To-Market process to meet the needs of any enterprise use-case – from global corporate intranets, to executive dashboards to collaboration spaces.

“Avanade’s reputation of delivering successful solutions for enterprises around the globe, and Akumina’s tremendous success with similar-type organizations makes this partnership a perfect fit,” said David Maffei, chief revenue officer at Akumina. “Microsoft’s executive support of both companies puts us in a unique position to leverage the power of Office 365 and Azure to deliver immersive experiences that change the way employees work. This partnership is a game-changer for our customers.”

About Akumina

Akumina provides our partners and customers with a digital workplace platform that delivers a contextual and personalized digital experience and transforms how employees work, collaborate and innovate. Akumina's clients include Walt Disney Corporation, iRobot, The World Trade Center and the Department of Defense. 

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at