SOURCE: Host Analytics

January 07, 2010 12:10 ET

Host Analytics Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Host Analytics Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Host Analytics, the leading provider of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Host Analytics' expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Host Analytics has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Host Analytics had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft technologies.

"This news is important because it means we can offer customers the latest product and platform enhancements sooner rather than later," said Ric Ratkowski, vice president of product strategy at Host Analytics. "As a Gold Certified Partner we'll have access to Microsoft technology innovations, such as advanced Web 2.0 user interface controls, before they are publicly available. This way we can update the Host Analytics CPM platform so users get the most important new capabilities as soon as possible."

"Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

About Host Analytics

Founded in 2000, Host Analytics is the leading provider of cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions to large and mid-market companies including JP Morgan Chase, Procter & Gamble, Otis Spunkmeyer, Pitney Bowes, and Red Roof Inns. Host Analytics' solutions help financial, line-of-business and departmental executives improve budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis. Host Analytics delivers its suite of CPM solutions via the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, enabling customers to realize fast time-to-value and a continuous flow of new features and functionality. For additional information, visit http://www.hostanalytics.com/.

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