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Avocette at Accela Engage 2016

August 21st, 2016 | Posted in Partners, Trade Shows


Join us at booth #209 at Accela Engage 2016

Avocette is heading to Los Angeles, CA this week to participate in what’s touted to be the biggest show in civic tech: Accela Engage. Come and visit us at booth #209 near the drone cage.

Speaking of which – we are very pleased to be a co-sponsor of the drone cage this year! Test your flying skills through the obstacle course and get a taste of what it would be like to conduct a roof inspection from midair!

Accela Engage 2016: drone pictures

Original photos courtesy of unsplash.com

There are so many reasons we love attending Accela Engage year after year. Here are just a few:

  • We connect with our clients in person, whether it’s at our booth, an onsite meeting, or an impromptu breakout session,
  • We make the most of the ability to collaborate face-to-face with Accela technical resources throughout the week, and
  • There’s always training available to further enhance our ever expanding Accela technical capabilities.

For updates on the event, follow us on Twitter @AvocetteInc and check out the official hashtag #AccelaEngage. We look forward to seeing you there!

As an Accela Partner, Avocette has extensive experience implementing and supporting the full suite of Accela products throughout Canada and the United States. Accela provides civic engagement software solutions and mobile apps for more than 2,200 local, state and federal government agencies worldwide with the Civic Platform.

Accela Engage 2016

Avocette Renews Gold In The Microsoft Partner Network

March 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Information Technology, Partners

We are proud to announce that Avocette has attained the Gold Application Development competency and Gold Data Platform competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. These achievements demonstrate Avocette’s “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. Avocette is now a part of the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

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Earning a Microsoft Gold Competency

This is the eleventh consecutive year that Avocette has earned the Gold Application Development competency, and fifth consecutive year that we’ve earned the Gold Data Platform competency. In order to earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must:

  • Successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise,
  • Designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity,
  • Submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects
  • Implement a yearly customer satisfaction study,
  • Meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and
  • Pass technology and/or sales assessments.

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” explains Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Gold Application Development and Gold Data Platform Competencies

By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development and Data Platform competencies, Avocette can help new customers become more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals and rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

Earning the Application Development and Data Platform competencies helps differentiate Avocette as trusted experts through the development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies. These core Microsoft technologies include Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

About the Microsoft Partner Network

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

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Avocette brings Sohema to Sexqeltkemc Cloud Services’ grand opening

November 30th, 2015 | Posted in Events, In the News, Partners

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Vancouver, BC and Kamloops, BC – 30 November 2015. Avocette Technologies Inc., a leading provider of human services software for government and First Nations, was proud to present their Sohema case management software (www.sohema.com) to key members from First Nations communities throughout British Columbia at Sexqeltkemc (SX) Cloud Services Inc.’s grand opening October 23, 2015. Avocette’s Sohema case management software hosted by technology partner SX Cloud allows First Nations groups to have reliable and secure access to their highly sensitive case management information.

Championing this offering, Gerard Huff, VP of Human Services Practice at Avocette has worked with a number of First Nations communities. “The Avocette and SX Cloud partnership offers First Nations communities a unique package not currently offered in the marketplace. Sohema offers solutions specifically configured to meet the unique needs of First Nations Child and Family Services, Community Health, and Health & Wellness. SX Cloud offers First Nations clients the ability to utilize First Nations-owned cloud hosting services. The combined software and hosting partnership provides a turnkey solution that will benefit the social and economic health of First Nations communities in many ways.”

Leona Lampreau, COO of SX Cloud is very excited about this new take-to-market solution. “The partnership with Avocette is more than just about business. SX Cloud intends to design a suite of reputable products to offer our First Nations communities to assist them in effectively managing their communities. To achieve this huge task we needed to find reputable companies with a quality product. We know we’ve found exactly this with Avocette & Sohema.”

The open house in Kamloops, BC, highlighted best-in-class Information Technology, Health Care, Accounting, and Business Communications solutions used to improve critical services and business processes, and save resources in First Nations communities. Please watch this CFJC TV News coverage on SX Cloud’s Open House for more information about Avocette’s technology partner SX Cloud Services.


About Sexqeltkemc Cloud Services Inc.: Sexqeltkemc (SX) Cloud Services LP was created to provide SME’S (Small, Medium Enterprises), ISV’s (Independent Software Vendors) and First Nation communities with opportunities to harness the power of cloud computing and enable access to innovative technology, training, and consultation to ensure the success of their business and operational goals. SX Cloud is a 100% First Nations’ owned business incorporating three Shuswap Nations: Adams Lake, Neskonlith, and Splatsin. SX Cloud provides custom private cloud hosting solutions, technology business operation training and consultation services to ISV’s, SME’s and First Nations throughout the Province of BC. The SX Cloud Data Center is located within the All Nations Trust Facility on the Tk’emlups First Nation Reserve ensuring the highest standards of physical, network and software security standards.

Unit4 partners with Avocette to speed enterprise solution delivery to Public Sector in North America

June 15th, 2015 | Posted in Announcements, Partners

Unit4 partners with Avocette


Avocette provides long-term value to clients through collaborative systems integration  

Victoria, BC and Manchester, NH – 15 June 2015. Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced a partnership agreement with Avocette of Victoria/Vancouver, BC; Boston, MA; and Guangdong Sheng, China. Avocette will provide systems integration services to customers implementing Unit4 Business World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

“Avocette is well established as a successful and growing force in the IT service industry. We have built a solid client base throughout North America with our excellent reputation for client care,” says Scott Ross, CEO of Avocette. “We work collaboratively with our clients to produce quality solutions to both support and enhance their organizations. The Business World solution fits very well with our focus to provide long-term and end-to-end value to our clients.”

This partnership is the result of Unit4’s efforts to build a strong partner ecosystem across North America and expand its global professional services capacity.

“We are very pleased to welcome Avocette to our network of trusted partners,” says Scott Kamieneski, SVP and Managing Director of Unit4 in North America. “Our goal is to help them be successful and deliver fast business results to their customers. We feel very strongly that our People Platform will allow them to do just that.”

In March, Unit4 announced new versions of Unit4 Business World (formerly Agresso) and Unit4 Financials (formerly Coda Financials) that adopt and leverage unique innovations from the newly launched Unit4 People Platform. Unit4’s ERP is the only system designed from the ground up for people-centric industries. It empowers people to better engage and create impact, while automating low-value repetitive tasks. Its best-in-class Financials offers new levels of productivity and insight to finance teams through extensive data capture and in-memory analytics.


About Unit4

Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise applications empowering people in service organizations. With annual revenue over US $530M (500M Euro) and more than 4,000 employees world-wide, Unit4 delivers ERP, industry-focused and best-in-class applications. Thousands of organizations from sectors including professional services, education, public services, not-for-profit, real estate, wholesale, and financial services benefit from Unit4 solutions. Unit4 is in business for people.

For further information about this exciting new venture, please contact: Amanda Babichuk, Marketing Director at: 250.389.2993 ext 281 or amanda.babichuk@avocette.com