Savigent Software Achieves a Microsoft Silver ISV Competency

Savigent Software earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Savigent Software, Inc., the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, today announced it has achieved a Silver ISV competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. And to ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Savigent, recognized as a thought leader in manufacturing operations management and among Microsoft solution partners, focuses on providing manufacturers with the software and services they need to produce their products more efficiently, effectively and economically.  The company’s strategic relationship with Microsoft helps it to increase its speed to market, promote and co-market its solutions, and further position Savigent among Microsoft partners.

“Earning a Microsoft Silver ISV competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of and commitment to Microsoft and its products,” said Jay Mellen, Savigent’s executive vice president of business development. “We take great pride in keeping our entire product line on the leading edge of Microsoft technologies, with support for products like Microsoft .NET 4.0, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Azure.”

In 2011 Savigent was chosen by Microsoft Corporation as a member of the U.S. ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Managed Partner Program in the High Potential ISV Group.  Achieving this status demonstrates Microsoft’s recognition of Savigent’s experience and commitment in developing .NET solutions that enable companies to improve their manufacturing operations.  Only 160-180 U.S. ISV partners out of 20,000+ attain this coveted distinction.

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

Attaining the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency demonstrates partner expertise in developing applications based on Microsoft solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software, and support on Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows 7 and Microsoft cloud services, these partners are equipped to develop innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs.

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

Founded in 1994, Savigent Software has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Catalyst™ suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.

More information about Savigent Software can be found at savigent.com.  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/savigent.  Read our Level3 blog at blog.savigent.com.

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