Genius Solutions Inc.

Genius Solutions Inc.

March 28, 2007 10:07 ET

Genius Solutions Attains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Quebec-based ISV achieves highest Microsoft partner status in Microsoft Partner Program

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - Quebec-based Genius Solutions Inc.-a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software solutions for manufacturers-today announced it has obtained Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program, with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions. Genius' membership status was granted based on the Company's decade long experience and expertise in implementing industry-specific, responsive, and cost-effective production and plant management solutions that leverage Microsoft-based technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft-based technologies.

"Achieving Microsoft's highest partner level is a testimony to the leadership and strength of the Genius™ Manufacturing software as well as its compliance with Microsoft's high quality technology and compatibility standards," said Jean Magny President and CEO of Genius Solutions. "This designation will enable Genius to obtain the earliest available access to Microsoft-based development tools and technical materials, enabling us to go to market early with products that meet the growing demand for specialized manufacturing software solutions. Our customers will be among the first to receive value-added features and integration, with the assurance that our solution has been developed on a recognized industry standard."

"Accompanied by valuable training and business development resources, Microsoft competencies help provide technology partners with a competitive edge in the marketplace," said Lora Gernon, Director of Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. "The competencies help differentiate technology partners' capabilities and reflect the skills necessary to bring the right services to customers in a diverse range of industries. We are pleased that Genius Solutions has obtained the ISV Software Solutions Competency, showing their dedication and expertise in providing industry specific solutions for the manufacturing industry."

Manufacturing Automation Software for Make-To-Order & Engineered-To-Order Manufacturers

Genius' Manufacturing, when coupled with an ERP solution, is a flexible, end-to-end manufacturing automation solution specifically designed to address the unique requirements of small-to-mid-market, Make to order (MTO) and Engineered-to-order (ETO) manufacturers. The company caters directly to low-volume, jobsite manufacturers who want to streamline their manufacturing processes to drive change, growth and increased profitability. Specifically, the software solution provides manufacturers with greater operational control and easy access to real-time information to help them run their job shops more efficiently. The Genius Solutions' implementation team has the experience and skill-set to help job site manufacturers leverage best practices so they can optimize operations, reduce costs, react faster and set new standards for performance.

About Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions Competency

Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft-based 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 packed software based on Microsoft-based technologies.

About Genius Solutions Inc.

Founded in 1997, Genius Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software solutions for manufacturers. Catering specifically to low-volume, jobsite manufacturers and their unique requirements, Genius Solutions provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions to help small-to-mid-market custom, MTO (Make to Order) and ETO (Engineered to Order) manufacturers run their plant facilities more efficiently. A privately held company with over 80 customer sites in the province of Quebec, Genius Solutions' comprehensive product and service offering includes software development, Genius Implementation (ERP implementation and professional services), and Genius Learning Center (educational services). For more information on Genius Solutions, please contact the Company at 1-877-987-6005, or via e-mail at sales@geniuserp.com, or visit the Web site at www.geniuserp.com.

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