DataArt Achieves Microsoft Gold & Silver Competencies in Multiple Categories

Distinguished for Business Intelligence, Collaboration & Content and Midmarket Solutions

NEW YORK – May 21, 2013 DataArt, a custom software development company that builds advanced solutions for select industries, announced today that it has been distinguished in several new Microsoft Gold & Silver Competency categories, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. Category achievements for DataArt include Business Intelligence, Collaboration & Content, Midmarket Solution Provider, and Application Integration, in addition to confirming the existing Application Development, SOA & Business Processes and Mobility Solutions.

To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

“Achieving Gold Competencies demonstrates our ability to deliver best in class solutions, technology expertise and proficiency in core areas for our customers,” said Eugene Goland, President of DataArt. “We remain agile and feel confident at meeting the evolving demands of the market and our customers.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top one percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

DataArt’s Microsoft Competencies Include:

Gold: Business Intelligence
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to identify and deliver powerful business intelligence (BI) solutions that can accommodate the full spectrum of reporting and analysis requirements.

Gold: Collaboration & Content
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to provide solutions that connects teams, improves access to information, and increases customer productivity.

Gold: Application Development
Recognizes DataArt’s ability to leverage Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, and emerging cloud-based and web business models for clients.

Gold: Application Integration
Proves DataArt’s skills and expertise in building solutions around Microsoft BizTalk Server, Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services, and Microsoft .NET

Gold: Mobility Competency
Demonstrates DataArt’s ability to deliver solutions that seamlessly integrate with customers’ current IT infrastructures and such areas as their Microsoft technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Silver: Midmarket Solution Provider competency
Demonstrates DataArt’s expertise in providing critical infrastructure solutions, based on the most current Microsoft desktop, business-management, and server technologies, which are tailored to help midmarket businesses with their unique challenges.

About DataArt:

DataArt (www.dataart.com) is a custom software development firm that builds advanced solutions for the financial services, healthcare, hospitality and other industries. Combining domain knowledge with offshore cost advantages and resource flexibility, DataArt develops industry-defining applications, helping clients optimize time-to-market and minimize software development risks in mission-critical systems. With an unrivaled talent pool of highly skilled software engineers in New York, London, Russia and Ukraine, DataArt provides the technical skill, accountability and industry knowledge needed to deliver custom applications on time and on budget. DataArt clients include Standard & Poor’s, Harmonic Fund Services, Ogilvy, artnet, Panasonic, Cancer Research, Ocado, Charles River Laboratories, Betfair, Misys, leading asset management firms and three of the world’s top ten investment banks.
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About Microsoft:

Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. www.microsoft.ca.

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