REDMOND, Wash., May 20, 2014 -- Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced the recipients of the 2014 Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP) Excellence Awards. The MPSP Excellence Awards recognize superior performance, exemplary service and innovation by suppliers that demonstrate what it means to be a preferred supplier at Microsoft. The purpose of the MPSP is to build long-term relationships with a select group of strategic suppliers that create long-term value for Microsoft. Beyondsoft wins the 2014 Cost Management Award, which is the only awarded supplier from China.
Beyondsoft is one of Asia's top-notch, full-spectrum IT services and industry solutions providers with global delivery capabilities and a top-performing product development and test provider to Microsoft. Beyondsoft established Microsoft's first and largest Tier-2 City Off Shore in Xi'an, China, with the goal of helping promote Microsoft technologies in China, and helping Microsoft achieve significant cost savings on comparable projects in tier 1 cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Beyondsoft's focus on cost management went above and beyond Microsoft's expectations with the establishment of the offshore location in an extremely short period of time, actually setting a Microsoft IT global record. Beyondsoft achieved these dramatic results through sustainable business practices that reduced risk for Microsoft and ensured continuous improvement over time.
Winners of the 2014 MPSP Excellence Awards were nominated by employees of Microsoft in various business units, MPSP suppliers and Microsoft Procurement Professionals. An extensive panel of Microsoft employees select all final awardees, and award winners were based on excellence in quality, value, service and innovation. Winners were announced during the 12th Annual MPSP Summit on Microsoft's main corporate campus in Redmond, Washington.
"I am very excited to recognize this year's Supplier Program Excellence award winners for their outstanding performance," said Mike Simms, general manager and chief procurement officer at Microsoft. "It was a year of significant change for Microsoft, and through their dedication, deep understanding of Microsoft and unending support, these suppliers rose above an amazing field of nominees and are well-deserving of this recognition."
Winners were announced in six categories: Brand Value, Cost Management, Innovation, Market Agility, Reduced Risk and Supplier of the Year.