Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 14, 2006
e-Builder, a Tier-1 Web-based construction project management and collaboration solution provider, today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in ISV/Software Solutions and Custom Development Solutions, recognizing e-Builder’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified partner,
e-Builder has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs.
Since e-Builder’s inception in 1995, the company has provided leading construction industry owners and A/E/C professionals with cost-effective, simple-to-use solutions to speed up the land development, design, construction and operational processes by leveraging the power and connectivity of the Internet. e-Builder serves as a brain trust that helps users manage cost and schedule as well as collaborate in real-time on critical path activities to ensure rapid delivery of capital development projects.
“The Gold Certified status in Microsoft’s Partner Program is yet another step in e-Builder’s development to deliver proven technology and a growing set of benefits to our client base, including free upgrades, free training, and direct customer input into our product roadmap,” said Ron Antevy, e-Builder President. “Benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide our customers.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities. They need to trust in someone 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,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp.
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, e-Builder 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.
The Microsoft 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.
The new Custom Development Solutions competency is designed for partners that are providing custom-developed solutions to customers who require value-added capabilities to optimize business opportunities.
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 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.
Founded in 1995, e-Builder is a leading provider of on-demand project management and collaboration solutions designed to address the unique needs of the construction industry during all phases of real estate development, construction, and operations. e-Builder combines cutting edge technology and deep industry knowledge to provide thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with ways to simplify and efficiently manage the development and construction process. e-Builder is nationally recognized as the pioneer of web based software to improve communication and collaboration in construction, honored in 1995 by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the year. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is backed by McGraw-Hill Construction. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net