Blackbaud Wins Microsoft's 2019 MSUS Partner Award for Industry-Education

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Friday, June 28th, 2019

Blackbaud, the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, announced it has been chosen by Microsoft as the winner of the 2019 MSUS Partner Award for Industry-Education. This award honors Blackbaud's leadership in customer impact, solution innovation, deployment and exceptional use of advanced features in Microsoft technologies over the past year.

"On behalf of Blackbaud, we are humbled to receive this prestigious national award," said Tim Hill, president and general manager, Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions. "It recognizes our ongoing commitment to providing the innovative cloud solutions that higher education institutions need to deliver on their missions. This is a true testament to the value of our collaboration with Microsoft as we work together to empower the education industry."

Understanding the crucial role education plays in building a better world, Blackbaud helps private K-12 schools and higher education institutions by providing purpose-built solutions to drive digital transformation and impact. Leveraging Microsoft technologies has allowed Blackbaud to respond more quickly to these institutions, while increasing expectations for availability, user experience and access across devices. 

With Blackbaud's cloud solutions, K-12 schools can operate more efficiently while providing a superior experience for parents, teachers and students, and institutions are empowered to connect effectively along the engagement journey. In fact, Blackbaud was founded supporting a customer in the education industry, a private K-12 school that is still a customer today. And, Blackbaud serves nine out of 10 higher education institutions with billion-dollar campaigns.

"The collaboration between Blackbaud and Microsoft has already led to innovative solutions that are making a positive impact for our K-12 school customers and the parents, teachers, administrators and students who interact with our solutions," said Travis Warren, president and general manager, Blackbaud K-12 Solutions. "Together, we are delivering what schools need to ensure they stay competitive, innovative and effective. I look forward to further success with Microsoft as we continue our visionary journey together."