Charlotte, NC, May 21, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Technology Partners, Inc. (dba IMAGINE Software), a leading provider of medical billing technology, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions and Networking Infrastructure, recognizing Technology Partners’ expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Technology Partners has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.
“We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Sam Khashman, CEO of Technology Partners, Inc. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for our customers.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner 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 Technology Partners, Inc. as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Technology Partners had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s 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. Technology Partners obtained two Competencies, the ISV/Software Solutions Competency and the Networking Infrastructure Competency.
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 packed software based on Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft partners enrolled in the Networking Infrastructure Solutions Competency have proven their proficiency in implementing solutions based on Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems, or Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. 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.
“Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, corporate vice president of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”
“We place tremendous value on our partners, which help us deliver solutions and applications to customers,” said Ward Ralston, group product manager for Windows Server at Microsoft Corp. “Solutions competencies provide an integrated partnering framework that recognizes an enterprise’s expertise and rewards it for the effect it has in the technology marketplace. It also allows companies to demonstrate for customers their broad knowledge of building wide-ranging solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as setting up networks using Windows Server 2008 and the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line.”
About Technology Partners, Inc. (dba IMAGINE Software) and IMAGINEradiology™
Technology Partners, Inc., located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has led the way in innovation of automated medical business management solutions for 9 years with its flagship product, IMAGINEradiology™. A vast array of Microsoft-inspired tools and features allow IMAGINEradiology™ to offer complete integration. The IMAGINEradiology™ System has been heralded for its ability to streamline the billing/collections process, improve staff productivity and increase practice profitability with an unsurpassed processes. IMAGINEradiology™ offers its own Smart Imaging Technology, an Auto Coder feature, Appliance Processing, an EOB Reader, and Direct-To-Payer Claims Submissions, as well as electronic remittance. The IMAGINEradiology™ team offers cutting edge products and services that are revolutionizing workflow automation for practices and billing offices. With the full support of its customers, leadership, and partners, TPI provides solutions that expand to accommodate the changing needs of today's medical practices. For further information, visit www.imagineteam.com.
About the Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s 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.
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