To receive the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, AfterMail had to demonstrate expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access to technologies, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
AfterMail is a next generation email management solution that addresses current email archiving and compliance challenges, while also providing a forward looking platform for email enabling line of business applications.
“By being recognizing as a Gold Certified Partner, AfterMail can utilize the addition benefits provided through the Microsoft Partner Program in order to enhance our next generation email management offerings for our customers, and realize our Enterprise Email Intelligence vision,” said Rod Drury, Chief Executive Officer.
“We’re very pleased to have achieved this so quickly after being recognized by the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards Program with an award for innovation in ISV/Software Solutions Competency for the Asia Pacific region.”
Commenting on AfterMail’s achievement of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, Microsoft New Zealand’s Managing Director Ross Peat says Gold Certification helps provide greater assurance to customers.
“A Gold Certified ISV has increased access to Microsoft’s support, services and marketing resources. This ensures they have the competencies and better support structures to build best-of-the breed applications on top of Microsoft software. For our customers, this means they can be more confident about purchasing third-party software. AfterMail’s achievement of the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status is a good demonstration of their technical depth and capability in extending the value of Microsoft software.”
AfterMail is also enrolled in the Microsoft ISV/Software Solutions Competency, a program designed to assist Microsoft Certified Partners and Gold Certified Partners that specialize in developing and marketing packaged software solutions based on Microsoft technologies.