The grand finale of Code for Honor, the inaugural edition of Microsoft’s Solution Excellence Awards 2014, was held in Bangalore sometime ago!


What a fantastic experience it was. So many ideas, so much talent and such efficient and innovative use of technologies – both Microsoft and non-Microsoft – We were truly humbled!

Code for Honor was created to recognize excellence in the development of software solutions by small & medium-sized Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), especially those that have embraced a Cloud-first, Mobile-first approach. The competition included various stages, including videos of solution prototypes, telephone interviews, in-person presentations at the pre-final round in 3 cities, and eventually the final judging round in Bangalore. All 25 finalists showcased their solutions at the awards ceremony.

Key Highlights of Code for Honor 2014:

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While the registrations came from over 170 cities/towns, solutions were submitted from over 80 cities/towns in India – making us feel proud about the spread of ISVs across India.

We reviewed over a 1000 solutions and their videos, discussed the solution architecture, deployment plan, business plan, and go to market with the developers and watched many of these solutions being built from just a concepts to working prototypes! At the national finals, a panel of eminent Jury from the IT field in India picked the winners after reviewing their working prototypes! 

And the winners for 2014 Microsoft Solutions Excellence Awards are :

  • Mystifly Consulting India Private Limited, winner in the Large Enterprise solutions category

Solution: MyFareBox - an airfare aggregation, consolidation and fulfilment platform offering bookable and ticket-able airfare content from 900+ airlines across 70 countries.

  • Asteor Software Private Limited, winner in the Large Enterprise solutions category

Solution: Synergita stakes claim to being the world’s most affordable, cloud based, HR Performance Management Software.

  • Systsoft Technologies LLP, winner in the MSME solutions category

Solution: Smart Society is a cloud solution for end-to-end management of Apartment Complexes (Societies) for simplifying their Admin, Financial, Compliance, Vendors, Documents, Security, Social etc.

  • Reverie Language Technologies Pvt. Ltd., winner in the Government-enablement solutions category

Solution: Reverie language solution bridges the digital gap in access to information by focusing on government – citizen services, web content and communication products/services.

  • Avon Mobility Solutions Pvt. Ltd., winner in the Citizen Services solutions category

Solution: English Dictionary+ (ED+) accelerates English Literacy through gamification of the learning process and gives a 360 ͦ view of Words with Meaning, Synonyms, Antonyms, Pronunciation etc.

  • Appface Technologies Pvt Ltd, winner in the Social Good (using Open Government Data) solutions category

Solution: Mandi Trades, a location-based Farm-to-Shop trading platform for agricultural products. The system aims to empower farmers through alternative markets, wastage reduction, lower transport costs.

Each of the winning companies get Rs. 200,000, an All-in-one Windows 8 device and a Lumia 1520 Windows Phone. In addition to this, the winners get an opportunity to receive additional mentoring and access to potential investors & customers in the next few months.

All pre-finalists, finalists and winners have been incorporated into a wall of fame with details of their solutions.

Congratulations to all the winners and all those that submitted their solutions for this contest!