Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) coming up in a few weeks in Los Angeles, CA and we want to take the opportunity to recognize just a few of the wonderful Microsoft Project Partners that help our customers implement, maintain, use and build applications on Project 2010 and Project Server 2010.

Congratulations to PTC!

First of all, congratulations to the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year 2011, PTC!  PTC is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing software companies delivering a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to over 25,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries.

Assessing the future opportunity of the Project and Portfolio Management market, PTC addresses key customer business needs for aligning resources and investments with business priorities, gaining control across all types of work, visualizing performance while offering industry leading collaboration capabilities.

PTC Windchill PPMLink tightly integrates with Microsoft Project Server 2010 resulting in combined portfolio analysis, resource management and project management with a program & portfolio metrics engine that aggregates traditional KPIs.

“PTC continues to develop technologies that leverage the Microsoft technology platform, including Windchill PPMLink™, Windchill SocialLink™ and Windchill Webparts™ for SharePoint said Jane Wachutka, divisional vice president, Windchill product group, PTC.  “PTC is the only PLM software provider to receive this award, demonstrating the years of research, development and commitment to deliver PLM software on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. 

PTC is working closely with some of Microsoft’s top Gold Project and Portfolio Management Partners on worldwide implementations to manufacturing customers!

Finalists

Congratulations to our finalists SharkPro Software Corporation and The Project Group (TPG).

SharkPro Software Corporation developed a highly innovative approach to adopt Project Server 2010 through “ready-to-go” rapid installation and configuration with built-in roles, dashboards, project templates, workflows, workspaces, and reports.

The Project Group (TPG) traditionally known in the Project Server and SAP integration space built and delivered Project Management Control System for the construction industry based on Project Server 2010. The system seamlessly integrates with SAP, competitive Project Management system and surfaces data and processes through SharePoint 2010.

What is the PPM award?

Every year we give this award to innovative and breakthrough solutions on Microsoft Project Server. No surprise was the continued PPM Partner growth, and we experienced double the submissions compared to last year which was double from the year before! Each submission is read in its entirety and judged by three (3) qualified judges focusing on depth and breadth of the solutions!  Speaking for all of the judges and the WW Project Product Marketing Team, we would like to offer our BIG thanks to everyone who nominated Project 2010 solutions!

Join the celebration at WPC!

The Project presence for WPC 2011 is growing  as previously reported agenda here

Our former and new PPM Partner of the Year winners and finalists will be presenting in the Business Productivity booth on the Expo Floor.  Also throughout the week, some of these ISV Partners be presenting their solutions and offerings to other partners in private meeting spaces on the second floor meeting rooms (to attend, look for those opportunities in your WPC scheduling tool by July 1st).

For those of you who are interested in business meeting with me (Jan Kalis) or to schedule time with Kevin Custer – we will be providing meeting request procedures next week (the week of June 27th) on this blog. Stay tuned!!

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at WPC!
Jan & Kevin
The PPM Partner Team