Startel Corporation announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
“We are very pleased to have achieved Gold Application Development Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network,” said Bill Lane, president and CEO of Startel. “The benefits provided through this competency will allow us to continue to deliver market leading solutions that help our customers accelerate revenue growth, improve customer satisfaction and lower overall cost of service.”