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Sparkrock Recognized as a Finalist for 2019 Microsoft Partner for Social Impact Partner of the Year

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Sparkrock today announced it has been named a finalist in the 2019
Microsoft Partner for Social Impact 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

“Being recognized as one of Microsoft’s top partners for social impact
is acknowledgment of all the hard work we have put into our product and
services over the last few years,” says Sparkrock President Colin
Dickinson. “Our clients do great work in their communities and we are
honoured to support them with social-impact specific solutions for
finance and HR. I look forward to continuing to work with Microsoft in
the future for the benefit of all our current and prospective clients.”

Awards were presented in several categories, with winners chosen from a
set of more than 2,900 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Sparkrock
was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in
‘Partner for Social Impact’.

The award was based on the work Sparkrock has done with COSTI Immigrant
Services, an organization which helps more than 39,000 people in 60
languages from 18 locations across Canada. COSTI was instrumental in
helping Saudi Arabian teen Rahaf Mohammed escape her abusive situation
and come to Canada, and in helping settle thousands of new Canadians
from Syria, fleeing the devastating war in their home country.
Sparkrock’s solution enables COSTI to save considerable time in payroll,
vacation calculations, and budget process. Since implementing Sparkrock,
COSTI is able to track metrics such as time to find housing and average
refugee education level, which they are sharing to help inform public

“It’s an honor to recognize finalists and winners of the Microsoft 2019
Partner of the Year Awards,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice
President, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft Corp. “These companies are
successfully leading their industries, building intelligent solutions,
addressing complex business challenges and making more possible for
customers around the world. I’m honored to congratulate each winner and

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

About Sparkrock
Sparkrock is a Microsoft Gold Partner that
has been dedicated to serving non-profits in Canada and the US since
2003. It was started to help bridge the technology gap between
nonprofits and commercial enterprises and now helps over 30,000
nonprofit, K12, and human services users run their organizations and
improve the quality of life for the people, families and communities
they serve. By understanding what makes these organizations unique, our
purpose-built ERP and CRM solutions and certified implementation
consultants help reduce complexity and enable our customers to operate
more predictably, effectively, and affordably.

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