NAPERVILLE, Ill. — July 22, 2016 — Professional services firm Sikich LLP today announced it has been named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Partner of the Year and 2016 US SMB Champions Club Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club.
The Heartland Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner who has demonstrated significant Microsoft SMB sales and year-over-year SMB revenue growth with Heartland Area SMB customers. The Heartland Influencer Partner of the Year award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner that demonstrates a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and our influencer community (Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations, etc.) to drive awareness and adoption of Office 365 in the Heartland Area. Members of the US SMB Champions Club have shown dedication to arming the small business community with the right technology and services they need to be successful.
Sikich, a member of the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, offers ERP and CRM services, including Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL and CRM implementation and support. Additional technology services from Sikich include cloud enablement services, Office 365, Azure hosting, IT managed services, security and compliance, disaster recovery, and business intelligence.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Microsoft Partner Network’s US SMB Champions Club for our work in the region,” said Mark Goodson, leader of the technology practice in Sikich’s Akron, Ohio, office. “We take pride in the high-quality service we deliver for our clients and look forward to our firm’s continued growth as we work with Microsoft to deliver solutions that help companies increase efficiency and enhance performance.”
Sikich along with winners in six other categories were recognized during the Microsoft SMB Champions Award Reception in Toronto, Canada on July 11, 2016.
“Over the past year, our partners have helped to accelerate and deliver Microsoft’s mobile first, cloud first approach to small businesses across the U.S.,” said Cindy Bates, vice president of Microsoft US SMB and Distribution. “We value the continued commitment Sikich has demonstrated to delivering products and solutions that increase productivity and help small businesses do more with less time. We congratulate them on this well-deserved award.”
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes. Microsoft’s US SMB Champions Club is an exclusive program designed for partners who have a proven track record of delivering Microsoft solutions to businesses in the U.S. small and medium business (SMB) segment and have committed to advancing their cloud business practice. As a member of the SMB Champions Club, partners can further their Cloud growth by utilizing the benefits obtained through their program status.
About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking* and advisory services**, has more than 750 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country’s Top 35 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1 percent of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals.
*Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker/dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.
**Financial advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor.