Compugen announced it has been selected as a finalist for Microsoft Corp.’s Partner of the Year Award in Information Worker Solutions, Office Systems Desktop Deployment. Winners for the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program Awards, which recognize top Microsoft Partners delivering market‐leading, Microsoft‐based solutions, will be announced July 11 in Denver, Colorado at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. 

“Compugen is especially pleased to be recognized by Microsoft as a finalist (for its Pathways solution for Fountain Tire) in the global Partner Program Awards, Information Worker Solutions, Office Systems Desktop Deployment category for 2007,” said Harry Zarek, President and CEO, Compugen Inc. “Our team of subject matter experts and certified deployment specialists delivers solutions in the Information Worker field every day. This international distinction recognizes the high quality of our people, the soundness of our processes and our ability to articulate what we are doing to our customers and business partners, as evidenced by our Pathways Program.” 

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 1,800 entrants worldwide. The Information Worker Solutions Awards recognize exceptional partners that have excelled in offering breakthrough Microsoft Office system solutions. The winning partner’s technology and marketing offerings have increased its customers’ employee productivity and assisted them in connecting with their business partners and customers. The winning partner’s innovative thinking has helped to solve a technical challenge or helped to address its customers’ business needs and empower their people, and has had a unique and positive impact on customers’ business pain points. 

“We have a diverse and talented partner ecosystem that each year raises the bar in the design and deployment of customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies,” said Allison L. Watson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group. “We are pleased to recognize Compugen as one of our partners leading the field in this category.” 

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft‐based solutions over the past year.