Citrine Technologies Attains Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

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Citrine Earns Gold for Competencies In ISV/Software Solutions and Microsoft Business Solutions

Citrine Technologies, today announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Microsoft Business Solutions and ISV/Software Solutions (Independent Software Vendor). These competencies recognize Citrine Technologies’ expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace for south Florida. As a Gold Certified partner, Citrine 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 marketplace.

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Status, Citrine 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 packed software based on Microsoft technologies. Citrine has developed the following software that meets the specific needs of today’s manufacturing, shipping and logistics companies as well as specialized products for the floral industries and restaurant franchises:

•SOP Express: Processes sales orders within Seconds

•AP Express: Increases productivity by shortening entry time of A/P Documents and related account distributions

•Serial Number Express: Correct serial number errors in seconds and increase inventory accuracy

•Email Express: Sends a range of invoices to customers based on customer range or transaction date

•Shipping Express: Provides default shipping methods based on day of the week that orders or invoices are entered

•Restaurant Franchise Interface: designed specially for the multi-unit franchisee owner, RFI addresses the unique needs of restaurant owners and operators for financial and operational management, calculating franchise fees, weekly sales, billings, etc.

•Flower Power: designed specially for the floral industry, Flower Power creates grower's reports in seconds and price inventory by , stem, bunch or box; consignment or direct purchases and by the stem pricing

“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Joel Boniske, Partner. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for 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. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Citrine Technologies as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”

“Microsoft Business Solutions Competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Platform Strategy & Partner Group at Microsoft. “They allow MBS partners and ISVs to keep and win customers with their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Solutions Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”

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.

About Citrine

Citrine Technologies (http://www.citrinetech.com) is a leading provider of business management solutions with a specialization in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains and CRM deployments. Citrine's services include assisting companies in the selection process, deployment and post implementation support service. Located in South Florida, Citrine is fully staffed with professional certified consultants, developers, CPAs and MBAs ready to assist businesses in maximizing operational efficiency.

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