Global 360 Wins Two Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards for ISV/Software Industry and Visio Solutions

Global 360’s persona-based BPM suite and cloud-based collaboration and discovery platform recognized as exceptional Microsoft-based solutions

DALLAS, TEXAS - June 24, 2011- Global 360, a leading provider of process and case management solutions, has been selected for two 2011 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, the 2011 ISV/Software Industry Partner of the Yearand the 2011 Visio Partner of the Year. Global 360 was chosen out of nearly 3,000 entries submitted for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 Awards programfor delivering exceptional Microsoft-based solutionsduring the past year. The two awards honor Global 360 for proven expertise in the planning, implementation, and management of solutions using Microsoft as a platform.

"Microsoft is pleased to recognize Global 360 as ISV/Software Industry Partner of the Year for its success in addressing the challenges of business process and case management solutions through deployment of Microsoft-based software solutions," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. "By meeting the needs for financial services, government, insurance, manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies with its innovative solutions, Global 360 has delivered bottom-line business value for the organizations it serves."

Global 360 was selected as ISV/Software Industry Partner of the Year 2011 for its persona-based business process and case management software suitethat includes the first out-of-the-box user applications that improve how each person interacts and collaborates with all the people and documents in a process. Global 360 uses many Microsoft solutions to deliver process applications, including Microsoft SharePoint®, Microsoft Visio®, Microsoft Office®, Microsoft Lync™, Microsoft SQL Server®, Microsoft Windows Server®, and Microsoft BizTalk®. Global 360’s persona-based BPM suite puts Microsoft at the heart of customers’ strategic business initiatives and has helped customers improve productivity, decrease costs, gain business insights, enhance compliance, and reduce risk.

Global 360 was selected as Visio Partner of the Year 2011 for Global 360 processView, the company’s first cloud-based offering and the first cloud-based Visio Services offering by a Microsoft ISV. Built on top of Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 and Visio Services, Global 360 processView supports collaborative process discovery and improvement efforts by cloud-enabling the company’s viewPoint Assessment methodology. This enables customers to build business cases for process optimization on the Microsoft platform and effectively leverage their Microsoft investment.

"Demonstrating exceptional implementation and management of its high-quality process management solutions based on the Microsoft Visio platform, Global 360 has helped customers cut costs, reduce risks and gain insight into their businesses," said Takeshi Numoto, corporate vice president of Office Product Management Group at Microsoft. "Global 360 has proven itself as a leader among Microsoft's Visio Partners, and we are proud to honor the company as Visio Partner of the Year."

In June 2010 Global 360 was selected for the 2010 Microsoft Information Worker Solutions, Visio Partner of the Year Award for its analystView plug-in for Microsoft Visio 2010, a powerful tool for organizations to collaborate, share and validate their process improvement initiatives.

"We’re honored to win our first ISV Partner of the Year award as well as continue our partnership with the Microsoft Visio team, resulting in our second consecutive Microsoft Visio Partner of the Year Award,” noted David Mitchell, President and CEO, Global 360."Strong global engagement between Microsoft and Global 360 has resulted in a nearly three-fold increase in joint pipeline and numerous marquee customer wins."

Global 360 has been a Microsoft Gold-Certified strategic partner since 2004 and is one of the original members of the Microsoft Business Process Alliance, a select group of ISV partners focusing on creating solutions that further enhance business process management enablement on the Microsoft platform. Global 360 has achieved Managed ISV status in Microsoft's ISV partner organization and participates in early adopter programs for Microsoft products and joint engineering reviews to ensure solutions are optimized for the Microsoft platform.

Discover more about Global 360’s partnership with Microsoftand how your organization can partner with Global 360by visiting booth #841 at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Californiaon July 10-14, 2011.

About Global 360
With more than 2,000 customers in 70 countries, Global 360, Inc. is a leading provider of process and case management solutions. Global 360 is headquartered in Texas with operations in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South Africa. For more information, call 1-214-520-1660 or visit the company web site at www.global360.com.

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