SOURCE: NetSteps



December 13, 2010 16:17 ET

NetSteps Attains Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Enterprise Software Provider for the Direct Sales Industry Among First to Attain Microsoft Gold Competency (ISV) Status

PLEASANT GROVE, UT--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - NetSteps, a leader in providing world-class business applications for real-time management of direct sales companies, has become one of an elite group of global software companies to achieve a Gold Level Independent Software Vendors (ISV) Competency under the new Microsoft Partner structure. In the new structure, introduced on November 1, partners are certified at Silver or Gold competency level in any of 29 new competencies that Microsoft has introduced to make it easier for customers to identify and select appropriate Microsoft Partners to do business with.

The new Gold Competency recognizes the highest level of competence and expertise that an ISV can achieve. It is reserved for partners who can demonstrate exceptional performance in delivering solutions that integrate with Microsoft technologies to a very high level of customer satisfaction, and is supported by multiple customer references.

"We are extremely pleased with our new status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner," said Derek Maxfield, Chief Technology Officer at NetSteps. "It is an honor and a testament to our proven expertise in providing the highest-quality, best-of-breed solutions for our customers. The incremental benefits provided through our Gold Partner status will allow us to better align Microsoft's technologies with our own product development strategies to meet our customers' long-term needs."

By achieving this status, NetSteps now has access to specialized training and support, as well as early access to new technology and the tools which will allow the company to build on its existing close working relationship with Microsoft. As a result, NetSteps can provide enhanced solutions to its customers.

About NetSteps

Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah and founded in 2003, NetSteps provides innovative web technologies to create, maintain, and strengthen growth for the fast-growing global Direct Sales Industry. NetSteps is a trusted and strategic partner with companies that cover a broad range of go-to-market strategies, commission structures, products, and international markets and currencies. Representative clients include Natura, Scentsy, Close To My Heart, Synergy, Zrii, and Rodan + Fields, among others. NetSteps was founded on the principles of quality, integrity, and flexibility.

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