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TORONTO — Sparkrock today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Partner for Social Impact 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.
“Being recognized as one of Microsoft’s top partners for social impact is acknowledgment of all the hard work we have put into our product and services over the last few years,” says Sparkrock President Colin Dickinson. “Our clients do great work in their communities and we are honoured to support them with social-impact specific solutions for finance and HR. I look forward to continuing to work with Microsoft in the future for the benefit of all our current and prospective clients.”
Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,900 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Sparkrock was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in ‘Partner for Social Impact’.
The award was based on the work Sparkrock has done with COSTI Immigrant Services, an organization which helps more than 39,000 people in 60 languages from 18 locations across Canada. COSTI was instrumental in helping Saudi Arabian teen Rahaf Mohammed escape her abusive situation and come to Canada, and in helping settle thousands of new Canadians from Syria, fleeing the devastating war in their home country. Sparkrock’s solution enables COSTI to save considerable time in payroll, vacation calculations, and budget process. Since implementing Sparkrock, COSTI is able to track metrics such as time to find housing and average refugee education level, which they are sharing to help inform public policy.
“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019 Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions, addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and finalist.”
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.
Sparkrock is a Microsoft Gold Partner that has been dedicated to serving non-profits in Canada and the US since 2003. It was started to help bridge the technology gap between nonprofits and commercial enterprises and now helps over 30,000 nonprofit, K12, and human services users run their organizations and improve the quality of life for the people, families and communities they serve. By understanding what makes these organizations unique, our purpose-built ERP and CRM solutions and certified implementation consultants help reduce complexity and enable our customers to operate more predictably, effectively, and affordably.