Critical Manufacturing Achieves The Highest Microsoft Certification Status

Critical Manufacturing, the creator of the next generation Microsoft based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) cmNavigo, announced that it has achieved the Gold Certified Level in the new Microsoft Partner program in Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Software Development competences.

Oporto, Portugal, September 25, 2011 --( “The new Microsoft Partnership model is significantly more demanding than before, leading to a more restrictive group of top suppliers with this distinction, particularly in the manufacturing software business. Critical Manufacturing is proud to be in this elite group of selected companies based on our certified products and employees and satisfied customers,” says Adélio Fernandes, Critical Manufacturing’s VP for Technology.

“Critical Manufacturing’s flagship product is cmNavigo, an innovative Manufacturing Execution System for advanced industries, has seen broad market acceptance, due to its flexibility and feature-rich modules in addition to performance and scalability,” refers João Cortez, Critical Manufacturing’s Product Manager. “The partnership with Microsoft has allowed us to bridge the gap between the unique and complex business requirements of our customers and the technology capabilities,” he adds.

Critical Manufacturing achieved Gold Status in two competencies. The Gold Software Development competency demonstrates the company’s ability to develop solutions that leverage Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to create the best path from customer ideas to business impact. The Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competency recognizes the skill and focus in delivering innovative solutions to meet the customer needs.

Both competency achievements demonstrate Critical Manufacturing’s commitment to quality and the company’s strong knowledge on building advanced products and customized applications for high-tech industries.

About Critical Manufacturing S.A.
Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of international renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for the advanced manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany and China.

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