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Habanero an Information Worker Finalist in Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

Habanero Consulting Group announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Information Worker category for the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. The fifth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada as well as the innovative solutions and value they deliver to customers.

"Microsoft technology partners are the key drivers in delivering ground-breaking solutions that help meet today's complex customer demands," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "Habanero has demonstrated commitment and leadership as a service provider, and the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards celebrate the company's achievements and invaluable solutions they have developed to help drive real business growth and customer satisfaction."

Habanero was chosen as a finalist in the Information Worker category for developing a MOSS 2007 solution for EPCOR Utilities Inc. The solution allows for an automated, efficient, and standardized process for establishing services for new employees. The solution has increased productivity, saved time, and streamlined workflow.

"We are very excited to receive this recognition," says Steven Fitzgerald, Habanero's President. "Habanero has always been about delivering real business value through technology, and this solution is a shining example of that. EPCOR has dramatically reduced the time and energy involved in the on-boarding process and has calculated significant yearly cost savings since implementation."

Habanero, along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories, will be honored at a gala event in Toronto on November 1, 2007.

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 30 categories to highlight the Partner Program competencies to honour the achievements of top technology partners.

The Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2007 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards, please visit

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