Gateway TechnoLabs, one of the leading IT services company in India ranks in the 29th position in RCP’s (Redmond Channel Partner) list of the 50 “Most Competent Partners” of Microsoft worldwide. This list was created out of 79000+ Microsoft partners at a global level.
Online PR News – 28-July-2012 – Ahmedabad – Gateway was ranked at 29th position as Microsoft’s partner for successfully deploying the latest technologies to its clients for many years according to global sourcing principles. The company established its mark by implementing adequate software solutions and ensuring that skilled resources are allocated at an optimal cost, while producing maximum out. This ranking by RCP about Gateway being at 29th position out of 50 “Most Competent Partners” of Microsoft is likely to boost our company’s presence in the world market. Our company acquired 10 Gold Competencies, 5 Silver Competencies, and a membership with SBSC to achieve this ranking.
RCP scoured extensively through the pages of Microsoft Pinpoint Directory (MPN) to bring out the “Biggest of the best” Microsoft’s competent partner worldwide. The partners on this list had to bring in something unique for their customers, as only the customers can identify the best integrated solutions that will prove advantageous to the Microsoft stack. The MPN competency system helped in creating large partners having extensive competencies across the Microsoft solution stack and establish as “the biggest of the best”. RCP also generated scores for each partner companies and ranked them on the basis of:
- Two points for each gold competency
- One point for each silver competency
- One point for SBSC membership
- One point for Cloud Essentials participation
MPN gold and silver competencies help any company to set themselves apart from competition by displaying certain skill set to customers. The Microsoft competencies actually specify the way any customers would buy or identify the capabilities and expertise of a company. Gold competency is the highest accreditation by Microsoft, wherein a customer satisfaction survey is conducted to evaluate the technical competency of a Software Development Company. By earning a Gold Competency means getting distinguished amongst 1% of partners throughout the world for effectively providing the deepest and most consistent business solutions. While in Silver Competency, a company’s skill set is highlighted amongst top 5% of Microsoft’s worldwide partners.
According to gold competency, four Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) had to pass the technical exam, while two employees needed to clear the sales & marketing assessment, and one employee was required to get through the licensing assessment. Silver competency was comparatively less stringent, wherein two MCPs had to pass the technical exam and one employee each had to get through sales & marketing test and licensing assessment respectively. Thus with all the available data in the MPN, RCP brought out the list of the 50 “Most Competent Partners” worldwide. Each of the partners required an engineering department consisting of 100 MCPs and over $2 Million revenue commitments in gold competency.
Every partner in the RCP list had to bring out something extraordinary to make out in the list of “the biggest of the best” as Microsoft’s competent partner.