Last year, Evros Technology Group won the Microsoft Power Apps Partner of the Year Award for their hard work and dedication towards building innovative solutions using Microsoft Technologies.
This year, they’ve done it again.
Evros was crowned the official Microsoft Business Applications Partner of the Year 2020 last week’s Microsoft Inspire.
The event was held virtually over Teams on Thursday, July 23rd, over the course of the evening.
Not just a great achievement for the team but for the company as a whole as Managing Director, Brian Larkin explains: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be presented with this award,” he says.
“Not only is this recognition of all the hard work put in by the team here at Evros, but it also highlights the ongoing innovation that we do to provide bespoke, intelligent and streamlined solutions for our customers.
By leveraging our technical expertise along with our experience, we’ve been able to continually build valuable solutions for our customers that give them the agility they need to compete, disrupt and stay on top of their market.
And this is demonstrated by our retention of this prestigious award for the second year running.”
We caught up with Evros Business Solutions Practice Director, and head of Evros Labs, Paul Gilbride, to find out more.
About the winners
You’ve just won, how does it feel?!
“It’s just fantastic recognition for the team and all their hard work! This year we have had a lot of intensity in our work due to Covid. We spent a lot of late evenings getting our Power Apps Products ready for the market. We were very ambitious in getting eight Back to Work Apps ready and the guys stepped up to the mark. This award is a special tip of the hat from Microsoft to them and I’m delighted for each and every one of the team for their amazing commitment to Evros Labs.”
What are some of the standout innovations from the Evros Labs Team over the past year?
“For us, the decision to build a fully-immersive Power App for the Surface Hub was the highlight. We built an interactive work-board using Power Apps, Power BI, Teams and Microsoft Whiteboard. The solution was rolled out to an Irish Site (for a global pharmaceutical company) and its success has meant there is now a global rollout to all their offices. Showing Power Apps innovation is a real Build to Share platform.”
How does it feel winning the award for the second time in a row?
“It means the world. We are so, so passionate about what we do. We made a bet on Low code, two and a half years ago and went all in. We have built a team of 15 in that time and that takes commitment to a belief. Evros as a business believed in the vision and backed our team all the way. Getting this accolade for the second year in a row means we are on the right track in what we are doing, and we are making a real difference for our customers.”
What are the upcoming innovations we can look forward to over the next year?
“TEAMS TEAMS TEAMS!!! We are building a new platform (Launching at the end of Q3) made of multiple Power Apps joined together in Microsoft Teams as one App. We’re very excited about it because it makes it very easy for customers to rollout our solutions quickly. Also, we are betting big on Power Apps Portals and Dataflex which will be a huge part of the future of the Power Platform.”
The importance of low code
One of the key focuses for the Evros Labs team is to transform the way businesses work so that they can become much more agile.
And they do that through building innovative solutions using the Power Platform.
Not just because low code is a powerful tool for eliminating slow, manual processes but it’s also a way of streamlining the way we work so that we can do more things of higher value.
Business Group Lead of Business Applications at Microsoft, Niall Fitzmaurice, explains:
“Microsoft Business Applications is the world’s connected intelligent business cloud. Our platforms can enable Irish customers to rapidly and securely innovate in order to execute on new and existing business strategies.
“We were delighted to recently announce Evros as our Microsoft Power Platform partner of the year for 2020, retaining the title they won last year. Now more than ever, organisations need the ability to adapt in how they run and work.
“With Evros’ deep expertise in helping Irish customers enable Agile Business Processes, customers have the opportunity to drive digital transformation quickly using modern low code business application techniques, with a lower total cost and a super return.
“Once you see how easy the deployment and adoption of Evros’ Microsoft platform-powered modern low code business application are, you’ll want to see how you can drive benefits across your entire organisation. On low code, Evros really do deliver.”