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Protech Shortlisted for 2013-14 Cloud Awards Program

International cloud computing program announces shortlist.

Columbia, Md. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

Protech Associates, Inc. (Protech), the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software(AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, today announced it has been shortlisted in the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards Program in the category of Best Software as a Service (US). Identifying and celebrating excellence in the field of cloud computing, the cloud computing awards program encourages entries from across the entire globe – the United States, Canada, Australasia and EMEA regions. Entrants can be from organizations of any size, including start-ups.

Cloud Awards Organizer Larry Johnson said, "Every year, we think we must have met the ceiling on how high the standard of entries will get. Every year those expectations are smashed, as a new wave of Cloud pioneers and innovators shows us their successes – and more importantly, their drive for success. Cloud technologies are like no other, showing a remarkable ability to act as a catalyst for scalable, intuitive, hardworking solutions for business and modern life. We are lucky enough to be able to showcase some of the brightest and best."

Over 200 organizations entered the 2013-2014 Cloud Awards with entries coming from across the globe.

Categories this year included Best Cloud Infrastructure, Data Innovation of the Year, Best in Mobile Cloud Solution, Most Promising Start-Up and Best Software as a Service.

Brian Bruffey, CEO, Protech, said, "For Protech to be shortlisted in the Best Software as a Service (US) category of the 2013-14 Cloud Awards program is a special honor. We are passionate about helping associations deliver exceptional member experiences, and by offering our association management as a subscription service in the cloud, we are now able to offer world-class software to associations that previously did not have the resources for an enterprise-level system. We are delighted to be recognized among the other nominees for our success in delivering on our vision."

Protech’s software as a service solution, Protech Cloud Business Solutions, offers associations of any size access to an easy-to-use, enterprise-class membership management system with a centralized database, advanced reporting and analysis tools, and a powerful self-service, member e-commerce platform. Supported by enterprise-level security at the third largest data center in the United States and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee, Protech’s software as a service solution includes an inherent disaster recovery and business continuity plan. The cloud-based association management software is driven by Microsoft’s vision and commitment to innovation and developed for associations through Protech’s nearly 30 years’ of deep association industry expertise.

A full list of the shortlisted companies can be found here:

About the Cloud Awards

The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2014 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit

About Protech Associates, Inc.

Protech Associates, Inc. is the world’s first and leading provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) powered by Microsoft Dynamics® CRM. Founded in 1984, Protech combines deep industry expertise and the technical knowledge of numerous on-staff Microsoft Certified Professionals to deliver a robust, easy-to-use, membership management software that is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, with enterprise-level security, a built-in disaster recovery plan, and a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Headquartered in Colombia, Md., the company has been named to the Microsoft President’s Club multiple times, received the Microsoft Distinction in Marketing Award twice, is a Microsoft partner with a Gold Competency in CRM, and partners with technology leaders including CenturyLink, Cetrom, Melissa Data, PayPal, ExactTarget, Higher Logic and Engage. For more information, visit

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