Vertical Solutions Achieves a Microsoft Silver Hosting Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

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Vertical Solutions Earns Distinction through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

Vertical Solutions, today announced it has achieved a Hosting Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ or contract required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency.

As an existing holder of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Midmarket Solution Provider Competencies, with over 25 years of successful experience in providing business management solutions and IT solutions, Vertical Solutions extends its abilities to provide our clients with current upgraded systems, migrated and hosted in a secure redundant environment.

“This Hosting Competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and their products,” said Bruce Nelson, President “We hope to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a Silver Competency, partners have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction.”

The Microsoft Silver Competency defines partners’ success as technology market leaders within a specific technology competency, with each competency having a unique set of requirements and benefits formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. Requirements for the Silver Competency are comparable to the formerly recognized Microsoft Certified Partner criteria. All 28 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.

With the Microsoft Hosting competency, clients gain access to a variety of resources that provide more opportunities for them to connect with customers. The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes.

Vertical Solutions provides in-depth expertise and delivers real business value, tailored to our client’s needs. Vertical Solutions delivers its solutions and services with the technology from Microsoft, featuring Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Servers. Focused on Healthcare, Human Services, Nonprofits, Law Firms, Process Manufacturing and other professional service organizations, Vertical Solutions has over 25 years’ experience working with clients, not just for them. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and operates other offices in Colorado, Philadelphia and Virginia.

More information about Vertical Solutions can be found at or Tina Featheringham at tfeatheringham(at)verticalsol(dot)com or 412.220.5754.


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