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Lorge gains Microsoft Gold


Gold Partner is the highest Microsoft certification and is conferred upon
partners that achieve high levels of competency in the provision of
technical solutions and the licensed delivery of Microsoft products.

The certification is an important development for the Lorge business unit
that implements, develops and supports the Microsoft Dynamics Navision
midsize ERP software solution.
Nardus Pieters, technical consultant of Lorge's Microsoft Dynamics Navision
unit, said Gold certification, which is re-assessed every 18 months, is a
highly positive differentiator in obtaining new business and brings tangible
benefits, including allocations of sales leads.
"Many organisations seeking ERP and financial and accounting software
solutions now insist that their solution providers must have MS Gold
certification. The certification also benefits clients indirectly because as
a Gold Partner we have access to preferential Microsoft support, specialist
technical services and assistance with problem solving."
Pieters adds that MS Gold qualified staff are able to proficiently deal with
increasingly complex technologies and integrated systems over and above the
financial and accounting knowledge required for ERP business solutions
implementation. The fact that Microsoft dynamically monitors Gold Partners
on an ongoing basis underlines the credibility of the certification for
users of Dynamics Navision ERP solutions.
"The status of Gold Partner certification is dynamically monitored by
Microsoft and partners therefore work hard to maintain it."