Business Integrity Achieves Microsoft Gold Partner Competency for Ninth Successive Year

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ContractExpress by Business Integrity demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology

Business Integrity, the world leader in legal document automation solutions for law firms and corporations, today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency for the ninth consecutive year, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a revenue commitment, and pass technology and/or sales assessments.

“It is a great achievement for our company to retain our Gold status in the Microsoft Partner Network for a ninth consecutive year,” commented Andy Wishart, Chief Technology Officer at Business Integrity. “There are many new and exciting releases coming out of Redmond over the next 12 months, such as Windows 10, Office 2016, .Net 5 and new Microsoft Azure services. We have already validated that our latest ContractExpress 5.4 release is compatible with the forthcoming Windows 10 and Office 2016, and maintaining Gold membership in the Partner Network is an important aspect of keeping one step ahead in this area,” Andy continued.

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

About Business Integrity

Business Integrity develops and markets the ContractExpress family of contract creation and management products for deployment on intranets, extranets, SharePoint, the Cloud, and Many leading corporations and law firms in the UK and internationally use ContractExpress to produce standard contracts more quickly, more consistently, and at lower cost, enabling their lawyers to focus on high-value, non-standard agreements. The company was founded in 2000 and is privately held with offices in London and New York City. For more information about Business Integrity and ContractExpress, please visit

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