Why You Should Select a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner
By Andrew Chai, Senior Marketing Manager, Arbela Technologies
You're tasked with researching a strong Microsoft Dynamics partner for your organization, and you see that a partner is Microsoft Gold certified. What exactly does that mean, and how does that matter for you? Selecting the right partner for your project can be challenging -- comparing factors such as cost, industry expertise, project methodology, just to name a few. Identifying whether a Microsoft Dynamics partner is Gold certified is a good starting point. Gold certification is the highest level and shows a partner's deep technical expertise and commitment in Microsoft technologies. Only 1% of the companies in the Microsoft partner ecoystem have a Gold competency, so it is no small task.
At Arbela Technologies, we are proud to be Gold certified across 9 areas of Microsoft products and technologies:
- Gold Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Gold Cloud Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Gold Cloud Business Applications
- Gold Application Development
- Gold Cloud Platform (Azure)
- Gold Data Analytics (Business Intelligence)
- Gold Data Platform
- Gold Datacenter
- Gold ISV
In order to achieve and maintain these Gold certifications, there are three key requirements. We had to submit five customer references per certification, pass dozens of certifications, as well as meet aggressive revenue goals within Microsoft. Customer references demonstrate a proven track record for delivering successful projects, which gives you an added level of trust and confidence that you are working with a company that others recommend. A Microsoft Gold certified partner with many certified professionals has the skills and experience to successfully complete projects from start from finish, and are able to adapt and pivot as your business changes. The revenue minimum requirement means that the partner is active and up-to-date in selling and implementing Microsoft solutions.
What differentiates Arbela from other partners is that we are certified in a wide array of Microsoft competencies, making it easier for you to add services and solutions as your organization grows. Our customer retention ratio of more than 98% demonstrates that we are committed to continuously add value to our clients. From our perspective, being Gold certified means we get exclusive access to resources, training, and support from Microsoft. As a result, we are able to pass on knowledge, insight, and potential cost savings to our clients. Book a free assessment today and learn how Arbela Technologies can help your organization.