Westbrook Technologies, Developer of Fortis Document Management Software Solutions, Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

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Westbrook Technologies achieves Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions. Westbrook Technologies develops Fortis document management software and has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs.

Westbrook Technologies, a leader in enterprise document management software for the mid-market and one of Deloitte and Touche's 2005 and 2006 "Fast 50" technology companies in Connecticut, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Westbrook Technologies' expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Westbrook Technologies 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.

Westbrook Technologies provides enterprise document management software solutions to businesses across every vertical market -- enabling organizations to streamline processes, improve efficiency, increase productivity and address specific business challenges. Organizations achieve these benefits and maintain their competitive edge through the use of Fortis -- the Company's flagship document management software application.

"Westbrook Technologies' Fortis document management software is fully compliant with Microsoft standards and foundation products," said Paul Lord, Westbrook Technologies president and CEO. "We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program and look forward to promoting our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, 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. Microsoft recognizes Westbrook Technologies as a 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, Westbrook Technologies 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 Westbrook Technologies
Westbrook Technologies provides enterprise document management software solutions for mid-market companies that need to maintain their competitive edge. The Company develops Fortis document management software and workflow (Fortis Inflo) software in use at thousands of customer sites in 52 countries. Businesses across every vertical market depend on our comprehensive document management solutions and use them to capture, index, store and retrieve their critical information from anywhere -- instantly and securely. For more information, call (203) 483-6666 or log on to http://www.westbrooktech.com .

Fortis is a registered trademark of Westbrook Technologies, Inc. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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