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Encyclopedia > Avanade
Avanade Inc.
Type Private
Founded April 4, 2000
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Key people Mitch Hill, CEO
Industry Technology Services
IT Consulting
Employees 7,000
Parent Accenture, Microsoft
Website www.avanade.com

Avanade, Inc. is a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft which was founded on April 4, 2000. The company is a global IT consulting company that specializes in solutions using Microsoft enterprise technology. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company had 3,200 employees in 22 countries at the close of its fiscal year 2006. Avanade has 2,000 badged staff located offshore in India and the Philippines who work in Accenture-managed delivery centers as part of its global delivery network spanning six cities in India and one in the Philippines.[1] Image File history File links Avanade_med. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... “Seattle” redirects here. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... The quaternary sector of industry is the sector of industry that involves the intellectual services. ... Information technology consulting (IT consulting or business and technology services) is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A joint venture (often abbreviated JV) is an entity formed between two or more parties to undertake economic activity together. ... Accenture (NYSE: ACN, ISIN: BMG1150G1116) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Information technology consulting (IT consulting or business and technology services) is a field that focuses on advising businesses on how best to use information technology to meet their business objectives. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ...

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History

Avanade was formed in April 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. Ownership was initially split 50:50 between the two founding companies, however, in 2001 Accenture increased its ownership to become the majority owner and Avanade became a subsidiary of Accenture.[2] In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ...



Through the joint venture, Accenture and Microsoft looked to enter what they perceived to be a largely untapped market for Microsoft-focused consulting services for companies in the Fortune 1000.[3] [4]



To-date, Avanade has acquired two other firms:

  • In 2003, Avanade acquired St. Louis-based G.A. Sullivan.[5]
  • In 2005, Avanade acquired Chicago-based en’tegrate.[6]

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Services

Avanade services center around three primary areas: application development and integration with the Microsoft .NET platform, infrastructure services aimed at streamlining, upgrading, and securing customer infrastructure investments, and lastly, delivering packaged ERP and CRM solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM.[1] Microsoft . ... Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3. ...



Avanade sells services across a range of IT and business areas, including:

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References

  1. ^ a b Avanade Annual Report 2006. SEC EDGAR website
  2. ^ Software Notebook: A Microsoft joint venture gets big, quietly. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. October 2, 2006.
  3. ^ Microsoft, Andersen team up. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. March 14, 2000.
  4. ^ Microsoft teams up with Andersen. Seattle Times. March 14, 2000.
  5. ^ Microsoft joint venture buys Midwest consulting and software developer. Puget Sound Business Journal. May 27, 2003.
  6. ^ Avanade acquires Chicago company. Puget Sound Business Journal. March 2, 2005.

External links

  • Avanade's Website www.avanade.com
  • The Avanade Advisor
  • Avanade Inc. Fact Sheet as listed on Hoover's

 
 

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