Karabina ends strong at Microsoft Partner Awards 2013

Johannesburg, 30 Sep 2013
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Karabina, a provider of agile business technology solutions, celebrated another successful year at the Microsoft Partner Awards 2013.

Karabina was nominated for excellence in four categories, namely Business Intelligence Solutions Partner of the Year, Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year, Industry Partner of the Year as well as Content and Collaboration Partner of the Year. The company won five awards at the prestigious 2012 Microsoft Awards, including Microsoft Managing Director's Partner of the Year award - an accolade reserved for the top partner.

It was announced at the Gala Award Dinner last night that Karabina is again the winning partner for both the BI and Dynamics CRM categories. Over the last nine years, Karabina (part of the iSPartners Group of Companies) won the Business Intelligence award eight times and the Customer Relationship Management award six times. Director Heath Turner adds: "This is a phenomenal achievement! Well done to everyone. Let's continue striving to be the best we can be by delivering more and more customer success and value."

"We are humbled and honoured to win these awards," says Grant van der Wal, CEO of Karabina. "We would also like to congratulate the other partners for their achievements. It is clearly a strong ecosystem and we are excited to be a part of it. Microsoft has been an incredible partner to our organisation and their technology platform has enabled us to innovate. We look forward to continue as a Gold Certified Partner in years to come."

"I am very proud of the team! This has been an amazing year achieved through a strong customer focus, engaging staff environment and solving real business problems through the use of a phenomenal Microsoft platform," says Karabina Director, Dave Ives.

Karabina's longstanding and successful relationship with Microsoft has been characterised by numerous accolades and industry firsts. This is underpinned by its position as the premier Microsoft solution provider that focuses on leveraging the full Microsoft Business technology solution stack to bring the best, most cost-effective solutions to its customers.

Concludes Ryan Jamieson, CTO at Karabina: "We are uniquely positioned to deliver solutions across multiple industries such as mining, retail, insurance, manufacturing, distribution, hospitality and media, by combining our expertise and Microsoft's technology to make a positive impact on a customer's business performance."


Karabina Business Technology Solutions is an iSPartners company. The company has proven itself over the last decade as a Microsoft Gold Certified partner of choice. Karabina has an enviable track record of consistent growth underpinned by over 42 local and international awards in recognition for excellence and Partner of the Year in various categories. During 2012, Karabina walked away with five Microsoft Partner Awards, including the MD award, as well as a Global President's Club award for Microsoft Dynamics partners and the Deloitte Technology Fast50 award. Its focus on being the number one player in all its business disciplines ensures that Karabina retains its Microsoft Gold Partnership status within the Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, Data Platform as well as Content and Collaboration competencies.

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