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Press Release

30. May 2017

Microsoft Certifies Arvato Systems Gold Competencies

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Arvato Systems has been certified as a Microsoft Gold Partner for the 13th time in a row

  • Arvato Systems recognized for its expertise in successful Azure-based Office 365 solution rollouts
  • Arvato Systems thereby receives the Gold status from Microsoft once again

(Arvato Systems) Gütersloh, Germany – Arvato Systems has been certified as a Microsoft Gold Partner for the 13th time in a row. In awarding this certification, Microsoft confirms that employees of Arvato Systems have first-class expertise in cloud solutions and application development.

Arvato Systems has been awarded the Gold Competency status, in recognition of its expertise in the areas of cloud platforms and cloud productivity, among others. The IT specialists from the Bertelsmann Group were awarded the certification based on their continued progress in further developing their specialist knowledge in Office 365 and Azure solutions as well as their demonstrated success in implementing numerous reference projects.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified partner in the area of cloud platforms, Arvato Systems now benefits from receiving additional support from Microsoft in meeting the increasing demand for cloud solutions. Acquiring the cloud competencies also means that Arvato Systems now also has access to the Microsoft MPN Concierge service. This is a support service that is only provided to a small number of top Microsoft Cloud partners worldwide. The Concierge team addresses all questions relating to the MPN program: questions regarding the use of Microsoft campaigns, licenses and professional support services, for example.
“Receiving the Gold certifications for cloud solutions means we will work even more closely together with Microsoft. This enables us to advise our clients in an even more targeted way and offer them cutting-edge solutions for the introduction and seamless operation of Azure and Office 365. The continuation of our strategic partnership with Microsoft is our starting point for expanding our cloud solution portfolio, and we are very pleased to have this opportunity,” says Sven Wittmann, head of Partner Management & Mobile Solutions at Arvato Systems.
Microsoft Gold certification is the highest level of certification for companies that are part of the Microsoft partnership program. Certification is only provided to select partners who demonstrate that they meet strict quality requirements as part of an annual audit. Moreover, companies need to provide successful client references and demonstrate that they have developed innovative products and solutions based on Microsoft technologies in order to receive the certification.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies through digital transformation. More than 3,000 staff in over 25 locations epitomize 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 network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Our business relationships are personal; we work with our clients as partners, so that together we can achieve long-term success.

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