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August 13, 2015 13:29 ET

Pyramid Analytics Honored as Recipient of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Healthcare Partner Awards

Company Recognized for Improving Operational Performance and ROI at CareFirst of Maryland, Blue Cross of Idaho and Saint Luke's Medical Center

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2015) -  Pyramid Analytics, the next-generation business intelligence (BI) platform for the enterprise, today announced it has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s 2015 U.S. Healthcare Partner Awards. Pyramid Analytics was recognized for enabling healthcare personnel and IT at CareFirst of Maryland, Blue Cross of Idaho, and Saint Luke's Medical Center in Boise, Idaho to share insights and business intelligence across the organizations, creating better healthcare options for members and improved operational performance and ROI for providers.

Rigorous regulations pertaining to healthcare information, compounded by the extraordinary amount of data that organizations must manage today, have left healthcare providers struggling to simply get the right information into the hands of decision makers. Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, a high-performing, scalable database that supports both security requirements and data processing, joined with Pyramid Analytics' unique solution of combining innovation and governed data discovery, delivers access to fully-secure data so that users and key healthcare decision makers get the analytics and actionable information they need. For example, Blue Cross of Idaho witnessed rapid user adoption with a 200 percent increase that directly resulted in twelve new customer wins and greater customer group retention. 

"Working with Pyramid Analytics has really given us a competitive advantage when bidding for business as well as serving as a retention tool for existing business," said Trish Redgate, Manager, Reporting and Client Consulting at Blue Cross of Idaho. "The self-service reporting capabilities allowed the BI team to remain small, but still make a big impact on the number of reports generated. Today, we generate 10,000 standard reports and more than 34,000 reports are ran by users annually."

"We are honored to have been recognized as Microsoft's technology partner, delivering enterprise-wide innovation and user-ready analytics capabilities, in a centralized and governed data model," said Rob Wallace, SVP of North American Sales. "Today's healthcare industry requires providers to closely manage cost efficiencies, while still delivering top-quality healthcare options and optimal health outcomes to their members. These joint Pyramid Analytics and Microsoft customers are doing just that."

"The healthcare industry continues to foster the adoption of mobility and cloud services to address the growing needs of clinicians, nurses, and caregivers that enable higher quality care and better outcomes for patients," said Michael Robinson, Vice President, Health & Life Science, Microsoft. "This year's U.S. Healthcare Partner Award winners are advancing these goals of improved outcomes and greater health productivity through their innovative use of Microsoft technologies."

Pyramid Analytics has a long standing history of working closely with Microsoft to improve experiences for its joint customers. In July of this year, the companies announced a notable strategic agreement, collaborating on integrated technology and go-to-market (GTM) for the Microsoft Power BI Desktop.

About Microsoft Corp.'s 2015 U.S. Healthcare Partner Awards
The awards recognize Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) organizations that excel at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help enhance the quality of patient care, improve clinician productivity and electronic medical record (EMR) optimization, and streamline clinical and business processes. The 2015 winners are helping transform the health industry by empowering organizations to make a real impact on healthcare. 

Nominations were submitted by a variety of Microsoft Partner Network members including channel partners, solution providers, and independent software vendors. A panel of Microsoft leaders selected this year's winners based on how their services or solutions are helping deliver groundbreaking results and producing better health outcomes for more people. Recipients will be highlighted on the Microsoft in Health blog at

About Pyramid Analytics
Pyramid Analytics gives professionals what they need to analyze, monitor, and report data, so they gain prompt and undisputed insight about their business. Hundreds of thousands of users, in large public and private enterprises, rely on Pyramid Analytics to make and communicate sound decisions, convincingly. The company's flagship suite, BI Office, is a turnkey, enterprise analytics platform, with fast-performing integrated functionality, that makes it easy to self-serve and share trusted BI content. BI Office enables rapid connectivity of new data sources, on-the-fly data preparation, and interactive visualizations, through an intuitive and familiar interface. Pyramid Analytics combines the simplicity and agility that business and IT users want, with the enterprise-class security and governance that organizations need. Pyramid Analytics' clients successfully expand the reach of BI value and scale user adoption via governed collaboration and sharing of dashboards, reports, and advanced analytics - across departmental and company boundaries, to all types of user, on any device. Pyramid Analytics' talented teams are based in operational centers across the U.S., U.K., and EMEA. To learn more, visit and follow us on Twitter at @PyramidAnalytic and follow us on LinkedIn.

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