PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a big data software company, today announced it has won the 2013 Microsoft Application Development Partner of the Year Award. 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. The Application Developer Partner of the Year Award recognizes exceptional innovation from a partner that has delivered commercial or custom-developed solutions during the past year, whether it is a business application, advanced web portals and/or web-based applications or rich client-user interfaces that run on premise or in the cloud. “We are honored to be recognized as the Microsoft Application Development Partner of the Year, and I accept this recognition on behalf of our entire team,” said PROS President and CEO Andres Reiner. “Microsoft has been a strategic resource to our company as we’ve worked together to help customers drive sales growth. One of the hallmarks of our six-year collaboration has been our shared vision of bringing big data applications to customers that uncover insights about their client’s buying patterns and create transformational selling advantages that help them outperform. We appreciate the support and confidence of Microsoft, and look forward to a continued strong relationship.” “Microsoft is pleased to recognize PROS as the Application Development Partner of the Year,” said Eron Kelly, General Manager, Product Marketing, SQL Server. “Using SQL Server, Office, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM, PROS solutions are designed to deliver business critical information in a familiar way and in real time. The goal is to provide strong ROI for its customers.” Awards were presented in multiple categories, with winners chosen from a set of more than 3,000 entrants from 106 countries worldwide. PROS was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in application development. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year.