PensEra Knowledge Technologies announces it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program for TimeKMô and further distinguishes itself by earning (i) A Microsoft Competency in ISV / Software Solutions; and (ii) A Microsoft Competency in Networking Infrastructure Solutions - recognizing PensEra's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.
As a Gold Certified Partner, PensEra has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
PensEra Knowledge Technologies has over 20 years experience serving the legal community and are developers of TimeKM Web, TimeKM Mobile and associated TimeKM Services Suite designed specifically for the legal market. PensEra's experience in providing technologies for optimizing the business of law has brought TimeKM to the marketplace.
"We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. Having TimeKM and PensEra recognized in this manner further distinguishes our offering in the time tracking space," said Varsha Bhat. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers and keeps TimeKM at the leading edge of technology."
"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes PensEra Knowledge Technologies as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, PensEra had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.
Competency: ISV/Software Solutions
The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.
Competency: Networking Infrastructure Solutions
Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proved their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.
"We place tremendous value on our partners, which help us deliver solutions and applications to customers," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "Solutions competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise's expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their knowledge of building solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2003."
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.