Press Release

03. June 2022

14 Gold and Two Silver Competencies: Microsoft Partnership Reconfirmed Successfully

  • Arvato Systems again positions itself as a leading Microsoft partner
  • Microsoft certifies gold and silver competencies in 16 categories

Gütersloh – Arvato Systems continues to invest in its partnership with Microsoft and demonstrates extensive expertise in 16 areas of competence. The competencies gained in the previous year in the areas of Security, DevOps, Application Integration, Communications, and Project and Portfolio Management were confirmed in the highest level of competence, which underscores the IT specialist's strong commitment and technical expertise in the partnership with Microsoft.

As a Microsoft Service Provider (MSP) with a broad Microsoft portfolio and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with industry solutions based on Microsoft technologies, Arvato Systems supports companies in their Digital Transformation. The IT specialist has been part of the Microsoft partner network for more than 20 years. This year's successful reprofiling confirms Arvato Systems' Microsoft Gold status for the 18th time in a row.

The IT specialist also possesses so-called Advanced Specializations for the areas of "SAP on Microsoft Azure“, "Windows Server and SQL Server Migration“, and "Identity and Access Management", is a "Power Apps Advanced Partner" and "Microsoft Catalyst Ready Partner".

Arvato Systems' high level of commitment and expertise is also demonstrated by its memberships in Microsoft's exclusive top partner program Fast Forward, Microsoft's "AI Inner Circle" and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).

Microsoft verifies its partners in their provision of high-quality solutions in the respective business areas according to strict criteria as part of an annual profiling process. By achieving a Gold or Silver competency, IT service providers demonstrate broad expertise as well as comprehensive performance to Microsoft and their customers.

With more than 500 Microsoft consultants and technicians, whose extensive knowledge is reflected in over 800 certifications, as well as numerous successful reference projects, Arvato Systems has once again been able to gold-plate its implementation competencies in fourteen areas. The sustained success of Arvato Systems shows: The IT specialist offers extensive Microsoft know-how and is well-versed in the entire Microsoft Cloud, from Azure and Dynamics 365 to Microsoft 365 and Power Platform to Microsoft Viva. The company supports its customers with consulting, transition and customized services. These range from cloud services and networked communication solutions to security and innovative platform services in areas such as data management, governance und artificial intelligence.

"We are very pleased to have our Microsoft expertise recognized with a total of 14 gold and two silver competencies. Once again, we are proud to see our high level of commitment to the close strategic partnership with Microsoft recognized here." says Markus Krenn, Head of Microsoft Partner Management at Arvato Systems. Mathias Lopass, Director Cloud Integration & Workplace at Arvato Systems, adds: "The fact that we were able to achieve a high number of awards again this year is a sign of our comprehensive and sustainable competence development within the Microsoft Cloud. This shows once again that Arvato Systems is a competent and reliable partner for the implementation of transformation projects."

Arvato Systems achieved gold and silver competencies in the following areas:

  • Application Development
  • Application Integration
  • Cloud Platform
  • Cloud Productivity
  • Collaboration and Content
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Platform
  • Datacenter
  • Messaging
  • Security
  • Windows and Devices 
  • DevOps
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Communications
  • Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions (Silber)
  • Cloud Business Applications (Silber)

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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