What it means to be Gold ERP Certified by Microsoft

Published on: December 3, 2018

Gold ERP Certified
We often brag about having Gold Enterprise Resource Planning Competency and Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency by the Microsoft Partner Network. But it’s important that people understand exactly what these certifications do for us.

The redefined Gold Competencies represent Microsoft’s “Best in Class” and are a great achievement for Binary Stream. Microsoft’s recent addition of the Silver competency level has significantly raised the standards for the Gold competency, making it more specific and difficult to attain. The Gold Competency is given to partners that “demonstrate the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a targeted Microsoft Business Solution area.” The certifications acknowledge Binary Stream’s expertise as an ISV and ERP developer with the ability to develop fully-integrated Microsoft Dynamics GP add-on solutions for the Enterprise Resource Planning industry that provide value.

The Program
Binary Stream Software has been a “Gold Certified Partner” of the Microsoft Partner Program for years. However, Microsoft has made many changes to the program over the years. The new competency structure now includes a Silver Certification level, raising the bar for the now harder to reach Gold Certification Level. The competencies are spread among six categories including: Application Platform, Business Productivity, Core Infrastructure, Customer Relationship Management and Enterprise Resource Planning, Cross Platform Solutions, and Small and Medium Business Customers. The changes will help partners showcase their expertise and differentiate themselves from their competition. In order to facilitate this, the new competency requirements now provide greater differentiation with the added Silver level, making Gold Certification higher and more challenging to achieve.

About The Microsoft Partner Network
The Microsoft Partner Network is one of the largest, most diverse partner communities in the software industry. It is made up of more than 640,000 businesses, ISV’s and Resellers that work together to provide software solutions and services to Microsoft’s more than 160 million mutual customers worldwide. The program equips partners to transform their businesses and provide greater value and innovation for customers. It focuses on building relationships and sparking innovation between partners as well as providing opportunities to increase skill sets and better serve customers. Certification is given out on a yearly basis.

About Binary Stream
Binary Stream Software is a leading ERP solutions provider, developing industry-specific and cross-industry solutions for Microsoft Dynamics GP. With in-depth expertise in streamlining key transactional (financial or inventory) related processes, they are the leading source for enhancement solutions focusing on industries such as Healthcare, Investment Management, Distribution, Manufacturing, Property Management, and Professional Services. Thousands of organizations around the world ranging from small businesses to large public corporations use and see the benefits of their software.

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