Encore Business Solutions Maintains Gold and Silver Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network

Encore earns distinction and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment

WINNIPEG, MB, Canada –— December 14, 2011 – —Encore Business Solutions (Encore) today announced it has achieved a Gold Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Competency and a Silver Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its best in class expertise and skillset. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have the right number of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey. Attaining a Gold Competency earns Encore the distinction of being among only 1% of Microsoft partners worldwide that have attained this outstanding degree of proficiency. A portfolio of competencies showcases that Encore is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of customers because of market changes.

“Our Gold ERP and Silver ISV Competencies differentiates us from the competition and establishes us as market leaders, further demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of clients relying on Microsoft-based solutions,” said Brent Twist, CEO, Encore. “We look forward to helping our clients realize their full potential by continuing to focus our areas of technology expertise in response to today’s business needsas well as the future needs.”

“The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support,” said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties.”

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.