January 1, 2012
Atlanta, GA – ACE Microtechnology Inc. a premier provider of enterprise wide software solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM, has been awarded a Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency and Silver Customer Relationship Management Competencies by the Microsoft Partner Network. The redefined Gold and Silver Competencies represent Microsoft’s “Best in Class” and are a great achievement for ACE Microtechnology. Microsoft’s recent addition of the Silver competency level has significantly raised the standards for the Gold competency, making it more specific and difficult to attain. The Gold Competency is given to partners that “demonstrate the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a targeted Microsoft Business Solution area.” The certifications acknowledge ACE Microtechnology’ expertise as a Value Added Reseller with the ability to implement and develop fully-integrated Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM solutions that provides value to customers.
ACE Microtechnology CEO and President Susan Looby said of the achievement: “We are ecstatic to have met the higher requirements and to be a part of the 1% of partners that have achieved the goals for the newly created Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency and Silver Customer Relationship Management. The standards for qualification were raised significantly this past year and we are pleased to have achieved this level of certification. This is a win/win for our clients as our team has passed all certification exams at all levels in our organization from sales to consulting.”
ACE Microtechnology Software has been a “Gold Certified Partner” of the Microsoft Partner Program for the past eight years. During the past year though, the program made several changes with a new name, The Microsoft Partner Network, and a revamped competency structure. The new competency structure now includes a Silver Certification level, raising the bar for the now harder to reach Gold Certification Level. The competencies are spread among six categories including: Application Platform, Business Productivity, Core Infrastructure, Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning, Cross Platform Solutions, and Small and Medium Business Customers. The changes will help partners showcase their expertise and differentiate themselves from their competition. In order to facilitate this, the new competency requirements now provide greater differentiation with the added Silver level, making Gold Certification higher and more challenging to achieve.
Similarly to before, companies must pass technical exams and business assessments based on the latest Microsoft technologies in order to receive certification. With the addition of the new Silver certification level the requirements for the Gold certification level have increased. In receiving the Gold Certification level the requirements that ACE Microtechnology has met include:
- Employing with at least six Microsoft Certified Professionals with credentials not assigned to any other gold competency
- Employing at least two persons who has passed an Implementation Methodology Assessment
- Employing Sales and Pre-sales specialists that passed all qualifying exams.
- Providing at least five verifiable customer references that feature the implementation, deployment, customization, or maintenance of a Microsoft Dynamics ERP or CRM solution
- Meeting a minimum revenue/seat requirement.
About The Microsoft Partner Network
The Microsoft Partner Network is one of the largest, most diverse partner communities in the software industry. It is made up of more than 640,000 businesses, ISV’s and Resellers that work together to provide software solutions and services to Microsoft’s more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide. The program equips partners to transform their businesses and provide greater value and innovation for customers. It focuses on building relationships and sparking innovation between partners as well as providing opportunities to increase skill sets and better serve customers. Certification is given out on a yearly basis.
About ACE Microtechnology
ACE Microtechnology has over fifteen years of experience with Microsoft Dynamics Products. ACE is a Microsoft Managed Partner for ERP and CRM solutions developing industry specific solutions for Hospitality, Specialty Retail, Restaurants, Hotels and Resorts and Distribution industries integrating and implementing solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM. To learn more, visit www.acemicrotech.com.
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