Unitime Systems Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

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Unitime Systems further distinguishes itself by earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions.

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Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities

Unitime Systems, developer of Unitime Automated Timekeeping System™ time and attendance software, announced today it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Unitime’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Unitime 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.

Unitime Systems’ customers are small to enterprise organizations in nearly every industry. Founded in 1993, Unitime Systems has helped more than 2,800 businesses in more than 7,500 locations throughout North America enhance the performance of employees, managers and overall operations.

“Attaining Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program is an important milestone in the 13-year history of our company,” said Doug Peterman, Unitime Systems co-founder and president. “Our company’s steady growth relies on our ability to meet our customers’ evolving needs. Our Gold Certified Partner status will help us continue to enhance our products to our customers’ benefit.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate 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 Unitime Systems 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, Unitime 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 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.

“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.

About Unitime Systems

Unitime Systems, based in Boulder CO, provides time and labor management software for small to enterprise organizations in nearly every industry. Unitime Systems’ products integrate seamlessly with payroll, human resources, ERP and other critical back-office systems. Options include SQL and Web platforms, hosted and premise-based deployments, biometric time clocks, benefit accruals and attendance point tracking, all backed by Unitime Systems’ unparalleled support and professional services. Unitime Systems’ headquarters is at 4900 Pearl East Circle, Suite 110, Boulder, CO 80301; http://www.unitime.com; info(at)unitime.com; 800-611-4762, fax: 303-444-7387.

For information:    

Howard Shuster

Unitime Systems

800-611-4762

hshuster(at)unitime.com,

Jim Fulton

The Fulton Company

360-943-4101

fultonco(at)olywa.net

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