Press Release

27. June 2023

All attainable designations confirmed: Arvato Systems repeatedly shows itself to be a top Microsoft partner

Outstanding level of qualification demonstrated once again
  • Arvato Systems again achieves all six possible Solution Partner Designations from the recently redesigned Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP)
  • In conjunction with five additional specializations, the internationally active IT specialist is one of a small group of top German partners.


Gütersloh – Arvato Systems has impressively continued its successful series of partnerships with Microsoft and received all six Solution Partner Designations, which it completed in January, as part of its annual recertification. The internationally active IT specialist thus repeatedly underscores its high level of commitment to strategic collaboration with Microsoft and is one of only a few German Microsoft partners to continue to carry the highest Microsoft qualification, "Microsoft Cloud."


Thanks to a partnership with Microsoft that goes back more than twenty years, Arvato Systems can now build on a broadly diversified product portfolio and support customers as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with a comprehensive range of services on their way to the Microsoft Cloud. In doing so, this year's recertification under the new Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP) competency model continues an impressive string of successes. For almost two decades, Arvato Systems has been continuously recognized as a Gold Partner.


In contrast to last year's recertification, the new MCPP model allows Microsoft partners to demonstrate expertise, performance, and customer success in six solution areas by receiving so-called Solution Partner Designations. By achieving all six of the following designations, Arvato Systems is one of a small group of top German partners for Microsoft solutions:

  • Business Applications 

  • Modern Work 

  • Security 

  • Data & AI 

  • Infrastructure 

  • Digital & App Innovation 


Building on the Solution Partner Designations achieved, Microsoft partners can demonstrate particularly in-depth competencies based on so-called Specializations. As part of a rigorous examination process, partners must demonstrate a wealth of knowledge, extensive experience, and successful implementations in a specific solution area. Arvato Systems can currently demonstrate a special level of qualification in the following five areas:

  • SAP on Azure 

  • Infra and Database Migration to Microsoft Azure 

  • Adoption and Change Management 

  • Calling for Microsoft Teams 

  • Identity and Access Management 


"We are proud to be one of only a few German Microsoft partners to have achieved the highest level of competence in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program with all six Solution Partner Designations. The final gap closure in view of last year's recertification proves that Arvato Systems can impressively live up to its high claim of a holistic service portfolio in the Microsoft cosmos," says Mathias Lopass, Director Microsoft Cloud at Arvato Systems. Markus Krenn, Head of Microsoft Partner Management, adds: "The completion of our Solution Partner Designations also reflects our high strategic commitment to the close partnership with Microsoft. Together with the Specializations we have acquired, our range of products and services covers all Microsoft solution areas and accentuates the main areas of focus. Once again, we demonstrate that Arvato Systems is a competent and reliable partner on the road to the cloud."


But even beyond the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, the IT specialist reaffirms its high professional standards and is involved in various Microsoft initiatives: Arvato Systems is a Power Apps Advanced Partner, Microsoft Catalyst Ready Partner, Microsoft Security Service Partner, and Power BI Partner, and a member of Microsoft's exclusive top partner program Fast Forward, the AI Inner Circle and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).


More than 600 Microsoft consultants and developers with a total of over 3,000 certified skills and numerous successful reference projects make it clear: Arvato Systems is at home in the entire Microsoft cosmos, from Azure to Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and the Power Platform to OpenAI, Copilot, and Viva. The IT specialist supports customers with a holistic approach along the entire cloud journey, from consulting and transformation to system operation, and also offers customized services ranging from cloud services and networked communication solutions to security and innovative platform services in areas such as data management, governance, and artificial intelligence.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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