Irish firm wins top Microsoft award


17 Jul 2007

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An Irish technology company that helped the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) to process hundreds of documents daily has emerged as the overall winner of Microsoft’s global Smart Client Development Partner of the Year category in Denver.

IMRO processes hundreds of documents each day which contain vital data from their information providers, such as radio and TV stations, music download sites and mobile phone ring tones.

IMRO was faced with the challenge of managing, integrating and sharing the information contained in these documents.

SpanishPoint developed a collaborative workflow system that streamlined this process for IMRO resulting in reducing the time and cost of processing the incoming information.

The system was built using a range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint, BizTalk, SQL Server and InfoPath.

SpanishPoint was established in 2005 by Donal Cullen and John Corley, who saw an opportunity to take a fresh approach at delivering customer systems based on key Microsoft technologies

A proud Donal Cullen, CEO of SpanishPoint, said that winning the award was particularly exciting when he saw the range and variety of different applications the company was competing against.

“It’s great to see that the work been undertaken with Microsoft technology in Ireland is as good as anywhere else in the world,” said Cullen.

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver is Microsoft’s key annual event for its partners.

“SpanishPoint are a great example of why Microsoft is so focused on working with partner companies,” said Colin Cassidy, partner strategy and programmes manager at Microsoft Ireland.

By John Kennedy