What does it mean?
Microsoft has an incredible number of products – from its Office suite right through to full business management solutions, all of which are sold through its partner network.
This network is made up of companies accredited to sell, implement and support these products.
But with over 10,000 partners, finding the right one for you is no easy task. Especially as different companies have different accreditation depending on the product or service they sell.
This is why Microsoft have ranked their partners as follows:
- Registered Partner
- Certified Partner (Silver)
- Gold Certified Partner
But what does this actually mean? A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner is therefore a company that’s agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft.
Achieving gold status means Microsoft has acknowledged the company and its commitment to evolving Microsoft technologies for its own interests and needs as well as those of its clients.
Microsoft Gold Partner Accreditation
Microsoft Gold Certified Partners are said to have a high level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technology, as well as have best-in-class capabilities for deploying a particular business solution. In our case, Microsoft Dynamics.
By demonstrating core capabilities and expert skill in its specific area, Microsoft also award Partners points, which are gained across a range of criteria. These include:
- Competencies (such as specialism in a Dynamics product, Business Intelligence, Network design etc.)
- Number of Microsoft Certified Professionals
- Customer References
- Sales Performance
When selecting a Partner, Certified or Gold, it’s important to understand how they’ve gained their level of accreditation.
Their real expertise may lie in a different business area, therefore it’s always advisable to research this before going ahead with your implementation to ensure you’ll receive the correct level of service on the product you’re buying.
TVision, Dynamics Partners – the history
Here at TVision we’ve had a long standing relationship with Dynamics, which goes back to its days as Danish solution, Navision.
Our expertise in Navision was recognised by our accreditation as a Navision Solution Centre. At the same time, and like many technology and IT companies, we were also a Registered Microsoft Partner.
After Microsoft acquired Navision in 2002, rebranded to Dynamics, it was added to the existing Partner program.
The Navision Solution Centre accreditation translated into Microsoft Certified Partner with Business Solutions Competency, and we worked our way to Gold Partner status.
For us, being a Microsoft Gold Partner demonstrates our commitment to Microsoft Dynamics and our promise to customers to provide excellent service.
Especially as this means we’re considered worthy of closer evaluation by prospective clients – due to our experience and great longstanding relationships we’ve been able to build.
If you’d like to partner with a Gold Partner like us – with over 270 years combined experience via 26 dedicated experts, please get in touch.