NetEffect, a privately held, full-service provider of computer and information technology support and consulting services for businesses, today announced that it has been named 2016 U.S. SMB Champions Club West Region Influencer Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s U.S. Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The award recognizes partners that demonstrate a significant commitment and success in working with Microsoft and the influencer community.

“Microsoft is a market leader, as well as one of our core technology partners,” NetEffect CEO Jeff Grace said. “We’re honored to be recognized for our contribution to that successful and ever growing partnership with Microsoft.”

NetEffect, along with winners in six other categories, were recognized during the Microsoft SMB Champions Award Reception in Toronto, Canada on July 11, 2016.

“Over the past year, our partners have helped to accelerate and deliver Microsoft’s mobile first, cloud first approach to small businesses across the U.S.,” said Cindy Bates, vice president of Microsoft U.S. SMB and Distribution. “We value the continued commitment NetEffect has demonstrated to delivering products and solutions that increase productivity and help small businesses do more with less time. We congratulate them on this well-deserved award.”

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes. Microsoft’s US SMB Champions Club is an exclusive program designed for partners who have a proven track record of delivering Microsoft solutions to businesses in the U.S. small and medium business (SMB) segment and have committed to advancing their cloud business practice. As a member of the SMB Champions Club, partners can further their Cloud growth by utilizing the benefits obtained through their program status.