Press Release: 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in Application Innovation

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 22, 2018Neal Analytics, Microsoft’s leading advanced analytics and digital transformation partner, announced it has been named a finalist for the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Application Innovation. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Having won the 2017 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award in Business Analytics, Neal Analytics is very proud of its progress and accolades as a major, growing Microsoft partner, and is eager to continue to leverage its expertise to help customers solve problems requiring application development, data science, cognitive services, and innovation on the Azure platform. Neal Analytics has worked closely with Microsoft for seven years to create impactful business outcomes for its customers and looks forward to continuing to help lead the Digital Transformation movement.

“We have invested in broadening our portfolio of services beyond our core Analytics and Data Science offerings,” said Dylan Dias, CEO, Neal Analytics. “Our win this year rewards our innovative applications in AI and Cognitive Services. We will continue to grow our Application Development COE with a focus on design patterns for end-user adoption.”

This year, Microsoft acknowledged partners in 39 categories celebrating each of the solution areas, industries and many more. The award finalists and winners were selected from more than 2,600 nominations collected from 115 different countries worldwide based on their commitment to customers, their solution’s impact on the market and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.

“It’s an honor to recognize the 2018 Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists, which represent the best and most forward-thinking innovators coming out of our partner community,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “These companies are bringing cutting-edge solutions to complex business challenges and providing digital transformation opportunities for their customers. Congratulations to each winner and finalist.”

The Application Innovation Partner of the Year Award Finalist recognizes partners who have delivered outstanding solutions leveraging Microsoft’s Application Platform. Neal Analytics’ winning solution combined OCR, cognitive services, and Microsoft’s BOT framework into an innovative AI solution which empowers better decision-making, insights, and actions from its customers. This solution also automated an important finance workflow for our customers, improving contracting efficiency and process results tangibly.

This solution represents a shift for Neal Analytics towards a more wholistic cloud platform strategy, taking our data science expertise and marrying it with a deep application development competency across industries. Continuous development, leveraging containerization approaches, and use of Azure as a platform enabled it to deliver superior application development resources to customer over a minimal timeline.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.


About Neal Analytics
Neal Analytics helps companies navigate their digital transformation journey in converting data into valuable assets and a competitive advantage. With its machine learning and data engineering expertise, Neal Analytics leverages data to drive margin increases and profitable analytics projects. Comprised of consultants specializing in Data Science, Business Intelligence, Cognitive Services, practical AI, Data Management, and IoT, it is trusted to solve unique business problems and optimize operations across industries. For more information, please visit


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