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Microsoft, Decision Inc. Australia team up to utilise Azure

Wed, 6th Apr 2022
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Decision Inc. Australia has teamed up with Microsoft to ensure the consultancy can help clients architect, design, deploy and manage Microsoft Azure services.

Decision Inc. Australia explains that its clients will also be able to purchase Microsoft Azure subscription services through its existing partnership with local cloud services partner, Rhipe.

"Decision Inc. Australia is adept at identifying business issues and helping their clients address pain points wherever they are in the business," Microsoft ANZ partner technology director Phil Balow says.

"We have a long-standing relationship with Decision Inc. in South Africa, and we believe the new Australian collaboration will be just as beneficial to the clients of both organisations."

Decision Inc. Australia works with clients to determine how to best leverage data and technology to transform their organisations into Intelligent Enterprises.

Headquartered in South Africa, the company has worked with Microsoft in the country for almost a decade.

Decision Inc says the agreement acknowledges a natural progression to this partnership, which has provided its clients with consistent and sustained benefits since its inception by utilising Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

"This collaboration means we can help clients achieve greater insights and decision-making capabilities," Decision Inc. Australia CEO Aiden Heke says.

"Our clients have asked for an accelerated implementation of cloud services and the transformation of business processes through optimised technology functions.

"This agreement with Microsoft ensures we can now offer that level of expertise through the availability of Microsoft's leading products and services to our Australian clients."

Decision Inc. Australia will become part of the Microsoft Azure marketplace, where its services will be able to be recommended by Microsoft sellers.

These services include:

  • Information landscape audit
  • Master data management in Microsoft Dataverse
  • Analytics visioning workshop
  • Data strategy assessment

The partnership will also focus initially on clients in Australia's retail, supply, manufacturing, and insurance sectors.

"These sectors are particularly Azure-ready and the benefits our partnership will bring to those sectors are myriad," Heke adds.

"Take manufacturing: we worked with a large manufacturer in South Africa which was running SAP for Finance, but it wanted to modernise its data and analytics capability.

"It was finding the blending of data from multiple systems manual and onerous, and it wasn't achieving real-time data reports."

Decision Inc. explains that it assisted the company through the development and implementation of an Azure for SAP platform.

This platform utilised connectors and integration between SAP and the Azure cloud, which enabled the manufacturer to move its reporting to Azure, offering the additional benefit of PowerBI.

"This led to a blended and conformed data model with automated data flows and reports, and real time data views," said Heke.

"There are many similar organisations in Australia and across sectors which are similarly Azure-ready, and our relationship with Microsoft will enable these businesses to make the move more seamlessly than ever before.

"We continue to bring our Industry IP to the fore to accelerate our clients' ability to leverage Microsoft technologies."

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