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AvePoint Wins ‘Software Vendor of the Year’ at European IT Excellence Awards 2012

AvePoint receives accolade for relationship with Company Net and continued commitment to the partner ecosystem for Microsoft SharePoint

Jersey City, NJ — June 8, 2012 — AvePoint, the leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, has been named as the winner of the ‘Software Vendor of the Year’ category at the European IT Excellence Awards 2012 for its continuous commitment to a growing partner community. Recognising the integral role that solution providers and systems integrators play in the IT market, the ceremony captured entries from over 20 countries across Europe. AvePoint’s successful relationship with Company Net, an Edinburgh based leading business consultancy and software development house that specialize in creating high impact business applications to support Business Process Management and Business Productivity Improvement, was used to demonstrate an ability to help partners generate new business opportunities and provide a complete customer experience.

AvePoint works with Company Net to offer DocAve, the enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance, moving SharePoint from a tactical to strategic tool and increasing its range of uses for customers. DocAve helps SharePoint users to unify management of on-premise, cloud, and hybrid SharePoint farms, including Microsoft Office 365 – providing increased business productivity, reduced total cost of ownership, IT assurance, and security.

Company Net has been able to offer extended consultancy and services surrounding DocAve due to the technical, sales and training support provided by AvePoint. Working with AvePoint has allowed Company Net to extend conversations with customers and influence greater use of SharePoint within their organizations – which subsequently leads to a greater need for services and consultancy opportunities for the partner.

Sally Atkinson, Client Relationship Manager at Company Net, said: “AvePoint’s product suite has enabled us to maximize our reach into our customers’ organizations and take advantage of valuable opportunities. Not only do they provide us with great tools, but also a fantastic support network that benefits both us and our clients.”

With AvePoint’s support, Company Net held an event with Microsoft in Edinburgh to educate existing and prospective customers around governance for SharePoint. With the aid of AvePoint’s marketing resources and support, the event surpassed targets by doubling the anticipated lead generation. The event’s success has led to a joint initiative for AvePoint and Company Net to be the first organizations in Europe to jointly drive customers through the Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience and Showcase. AvePoint’s investment in this partner relationship is demonstrative of an ongoing commitment to quality partner relationships which provide a truly unique experience to customers.

“For us to be recognized as the ‘Software Vendor of the Year’ by the European IT Excellence Awards is a fantastic indicator that AvePoint is supporting our partners in the right way,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “We have the best solution for organizations looking to expand, control and secure SharePoint, and with a 600+ strong research and development team, our expertise and unique experience in managing customers through the SharePoint lifecycle is unparalleled.”

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world's largest provider of enterprise-class governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Propelled by the world's largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint helps more than 8,000 customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – meet their specific business objectives utilizing the SharePoint platform. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned operational centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, and China. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Portals and Collaboration Partner and Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.

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