Orckestra today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2015 Microsoft Cloud Platform: Application Innovation Partner of the Year 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.

“This type of recognition is a tremendous tribute to our team of innovative, creative individuals and the fantastic work we are doing with the latest Microsoft technologies”, said Louis Fournier, Orckestra’s President and CEO. “We are honored to be among the world’s best technology providers.”

Orckestra is a software and services company delivering a next-generation commerce platform and omni-channel commerce suite to mid-size retailers, grocers and manufacturers. Orckestra’s Commerce Orchestration™ platform goes beyond traditional e-commerce solutions by allowing brands to deliver streamlined customer experiences across physical and digital touchpoints from a single platform running on Microsoft Azure.

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 2,300 entrants from 108 different countries worldwide. Orckestra was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Cloud Platform: Application Innovation.

The Cloud Platform: Application Innovation Partner of the Year Award honors a partner that is customer obsessed and is driving business innovation through cloud or hybrid applications that leverage platform services on Microsoft Azure. They will have built an Azure based offering that has solved a customer business problem, resulting in extreme customer satisfaction and demonstrably helped the customer to succeed. The winning nomination will demonstrate innovation, competitive differentiation, and customer value while showcasing the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Services.

“This year’s award winners are among the most innovative and valuable our partner ecosystem has to offer. Therefore, it came as no surprise that Orckestra was named among that group as this year’s Finalist of the 2015 Microsoft Cloud Platform: Application Innovation Partner of the Year award,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “We applaud Orckestra on this achievement and for the outstanding value it continues to provide for our mutual customers.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.