iSPartners, the leading Gold Certified Microsoft technology solutions provider, has achieved four Gold certifications in the new Microsoft Partner Network accreditation programme.

According to iSPartners CEO, Grant van der Wal, this achievement is significant as it is testimony to the depth, breath and commitment of the company to its partners and customers. iSPartners is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), data platform and portals and collaboration.
Their leadership status was also confirmed during the 2010 Microsoft Partner awards, where the company walked away crowned as the winner in three categories and finalist in a fourth.
“Whilst it is critical to illustrate our leadership credentials in all areas we compete – it also provides our customers with the reassurance that we invest in maintaining and growing our skills. The certification provides clear visibility of our competencies to unlock extreme value for our clients from their business technology investments,” confirms Van der Wal.
"The recent changes in Microsoft's partner network raise the bar for the entire partner ecosystem. Our team's dedication to achieving the highest level of standards enables us to continually increase the value we deliver to clients," states Ryan Jamieson, chief technology officer at iSPartners.
Mark Reynolds, small and medium-sized business and partner (SMS&P) director at Microsoft South Africa, says the new criteria to achieve these competency levels include requirements around consulting staff, revenue commitments, implementation methodology certifications and customer references.
“This accreditation highlights what we have known for some time: iSPartners is reliable, experienced and committed to excellence. These credentials illustrate not only the ability to master a broad range of Microsoft products and solutions, but also a proven track record of executing for their customers,” says Reynolds.
The Microsoft Partner Network is a community that enables Microsoft partners to reach their full potential, and provides access to a range of benefits and resources to support partner goals at every phase of the business cycle.
Partners with Microsoft Gold competencies demonstrate the highest, most specialised capability and commitment within a specific business solution area. They are recognised for offering best-in-class solutions to customers and undergoing a rigorous and auditable approval process.
“With a ten year successful track record behind us, we look forward to continue raising the bar in every aspect of our business. The most recent achievement forms part of a solid foundation from which to grow and achieve more,” concludes Van der Wal.