Encompix Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Encompix Earns Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions

INDIANAPOLIS & CINCINNATI--()--Encompix, a Consona business unit and leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for project-based, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing operations, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. As a Gold Certified Partner, Encompix has demonstrated its expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. All Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

We believe Microsoft offers market-leading platform and development tools, so we are extremely pleased to have taken our relationship to the next level by attaining Gold Certified Partner status, said Eric Binning, general manager of Encompix. The achievement allows us to demonstrate our Microsoft expertise to both existing and future customers, as well as continue to enhance our solution offerings for project-based, ETO manufacturers via the benefits that come along with being a Gold Certified Partner.

Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities, said Allison Watson, vice president of the worldwide partner sales and marketing group at Microsoft Corp. They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Encompix as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Encompix had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partners capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

The ISV/Software Solutions competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft technologies.

Microsoft Gold Certified Partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions competency have proven their expertise in implementing technology solutions based on either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server operating system, with a particular focus on Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. These implementations may include crafting solutions that connect Windows-based servers, PC locations and the Internet; installing a server farm; or building a small-business Windows Server stand-alone solution that includes file and print capabilities.

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsofts ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners businesses be successful.

About Encompix

Encompix, a Consona business unit, specializes in helping project-based, engineering-intensive manufacturers establish a sustainable competitive advantage by consistently delivering complex products on time and on budget while ensuring profitability. Encompixs specialized engineer-to-order (ETO) ERP software solution is built from the ground up around the unique needs of companies that produce complex, long lead-time products to individual customer specifications. Encompix is designed to support every phase of a project, from sales development and initial cost estimates, through design, manufacturing, actual cost accumulation, project management and reporting, estimate-to-complete, progress billing, on-site installation, warranty tracking, after-market parts, and field service. Encompix supports companies ranging in size from midsize enterprises to Global 2000 businesses with software, services and in-depth ETO knowledge and experience. To learn more, visit www.encompix.com, call (877) 731-0066, or e-mail info@encompix.com.

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Contacts

Consona Corporation
Melissa Stahley, 317-249-1270
Mobile: 317-908-7050
melissa.stahley@consona.com

Contacts

Consona Corporation
Melissa Stahley, 317-249-1270
Mobile: 317-908-7050
melissa.stahley@consona.com