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eCopy Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

30 Jan, 2007

eCopy Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

NASHUA, NH - eCopy has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Networking Infrastructure and ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing eCopy's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, eCopy 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.

eCopy enables any office worker to easily use a copier to convert paper-based information into secure digital documents that can be added to electronic business processes. eCopy ShareScan OP software provides a standard document capture operating platform across copier brands, so organizations can use a familiar interface at any of their networked copiers.

"Organizations want to reduce the costs of paper storage and distribution, and move documents securely at Internet speed," said Vickie Malis, eCopy vice president of marketing. "eCopy makes this possible by enabling office workers to incorporate paper-based information directly into their Microsoft-supported electronic business processes using their networked copier. Unlike other scanning solutions, eCopy Connectors for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint present a consistent, easy to use interface across all eCopy-supported copiers."

According to Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corporation, "Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business and technology capabilities. 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 eCopy 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, eCopy had to declare Microsoft Competencies. 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. 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 packaged software based on Microsoft technologies.

"Solutions Competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

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.

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