Vancouver, BC, Canada - August 16, 2017 — Softlanding Solutions Inc., a Cloud Accelerate leader providing turn-key solutions and strategy services to enterprises, announced it has achieved seven gold and two silver Microsoft Partner Competencies for competencies spanning application development, unified communications, cloud platform support, mobility and productivity. Demonstrating their commitment in delivering clients "best-in-class" cloud assistance with their Microsoft Cloud, Hybrid and traditional on-premises requirements, Softlanding is among the top 1% of 64,000 partners within Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Ecosystem.
Achieving nine Microsoft Partner Competencies demonstrates deep ability and commitment to solutions built on Microsoft Azure and Office 365. To earn a Microsoft Gold Level competency, partners must dedicate four certified consultants to each Gold Competency, as well as obtain five specifically relevant client references, perform client satisfaction surveys and commit to Microsoft mandated revenue targets. Achieving multiple Gold competencies represents a significant investment as a consulting organization and is indicative of Softlanding's ongoing commitment and depth in experience in Cloud solutions.
"Achieving Gold Cloud Platform Competency reflects our deep-rooted core value of continuous improvement in evolving with today's technology landscape" - Shaun Roberts, President, Softlanding. "As a Microsoft Tier-1 Cloud Accelerate Partner with seven gold cloud competencies, we plan to continue to help drive partners and customers' success by delivering proven technology solutions that empower clients to be more productive in today's mobile-first, cloud-first world."
"By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated a deep expertise and commitment that puts them at the top of our partner ecosystem," - Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams."
Softlanding is working together alongside Microsoft to deliver cloud based solutions that increase productivity from the datacenter on out to end business-users. Integrating Azure-based solutions such as Azure Site Recovery, Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite (EMS) and Operations Management Suite (OMS), Softlanding has been able to drive customer success by delivering proven technology solutions alongside Microsoft. Softlanding's experience delivering innovative solutions within Microsoft Azure and Office have garnered the company "Partner of the Year" at the 2017 Microsoft IMPACT Awards for Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation and honourable mention for Enterprise Cloud Productivity Innovation.
About the Microsoft Gold Competency
The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 29 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.
The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.
Founded in 2000, Softlanding helps organizations be their best by providing technology solutions and services that make them more productive. Areas of specialty include end-to-end SharePoint services, Microsoft Enterprise Infrastructure and Managed IT Services. As a recognized leader in empowering enterprises with solutions and services built on the Microsoft Cloud and on-premises platforms, Softlanding is proud to be named Microsoft's 2017 IMPACT Awards Enterprise Cloud Platform Innovation Partner of the Year holding 7 Microsoft Gold Competencies. To learn more about Softlanding - and how it can help make your business more productive - visit www.softlanding.ca.