EPMA Achieves Microsoft Silver Learning competency, Silver Collaboration and Content competency, and Silver Midmarket Solution Provider competency to accompany its Gold Project and Portfolio Management competency

EPMA, the nation’s leading provider of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Solutions, Consulting, Training, Support, Cloud Hosting, and Staffing services, announced today that Microsoft awarded them 3 additional partner competencies. EPMA is now recognized as a Microsoft Silver Collaboration and Content Partner, Midmarket Solution Provider, and their renowned training division has been awarded a Silver Learning Competency.

They have been commended by Microsoft in these further competencies and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

EPMA continually tries to innovate and expand on its PPM offerings and services to its clients. With the addition of the three new awards, EPMA demonstrates a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1% of the 640,000 Microsoft Certified partners worldwide. A portfolio of competencies showcases that EPMA is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of customer because of market changes.

To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must employ a certain number of  related Microsoft Certified Professionals who have proved their level of technology expertise by passing a number of rigorous exams and designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.

“These Microsoft competencies showcase our expertise and commitment and we are honored to receive such recognition from Microsoft.” said Michael Samadi, President and CEO. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as process and technology advisors for their business demands. As our organization has continued to grow and add talented experts in their field we have been able to broaden the range of Microsoft services that EPMA can provide value in to its clients. I am extremely proud of the team we have built at EPMA that has taken us to being in the top 1% of Microsoft Partners in the world and the 3rd largest dedicated Microsoft Gold PPM partner in the US. I expect us to continue to add related Microsoft competency to our portfolio of services as we continue to strive to provide a complete one stop shop for clients looking for Microsoft collaboration and project solutions to enable their teams to have true information worker capabilities.”

“By achieving a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate deep expertise and consistent capability on the latest Microsoft technology,”said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners show true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future.”

About Collaboration and Content Competency
Attaining the Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency demonstrates partner expertise in offering Microsoft SharePoint technology based solutions to customers that meet organizational collaboration and content needs, help customers maximize efficiencies and take advantage of opportunities, such as business value consulting, change management, architectural design, digital asset management, and Web design and development, all of which can help develop a more profitable business. The Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency can help partners take advantage of the growing services opportunity around SharePoint by demonstrating your ability to offer solutions that connect teams, improve access to information, and increase productivity.

About Learning Competency
Attaining the Microsoft Learning competency demonstrates partner expertise in Microsoft comprehensive training solutions. Equipped with exclusive educational resources, the latest software and support, partners have the tools necessary to provide training based on Microsoft technologies and solutions

About Midmarket Solution Provider Competency
Attaining the Midmarket Solution Provider competency demonstrates partner expertise in the most current infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft desktop, business-management and server technologies. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support, partners are able to implement solutions to meet midmarket customers’ unique business challenges and infrastructure needs.

About Project and Portfolio Management Competency
Partners that attain the Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management competency demonstrate their ability to leverage the Microsoft Project platform to develop, promote and implement robust project and portfolio management solutions worldwide.

ABOUT EPMA

EPMA is a Microsoft Gold Certified Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Partner and has extensive experience helping organizations and divisions implement, develop, integrate, host, train, and support global project and portfolio management solutions.

EPMA is one of the top leaders in project portfolio management consulting, software solutions, hosting, support and training and is the 3rd largest dedicated Microsoft Gold Partner PPM Company in the US with some of the best talent in the industry. Along with being the largest PPM Company in the US Southern region, EPMA has the largest dedicated PPM training facility in the United States. EPMA also has one of the most extensive PPM support programs providing expertise in technical, scheduling and project delivery for any organization.

EPMA has stayed true to its mission of becoming a leading Microsoft PPM consulting company with a 100% implementation success rate. Applying the knowledge and experience from hundreds of projects, EPMA provides exemplary project delivery to its clients who range from small businesses to Global 50 organizations.

For more details on EPMA’s extensive products and services, or if you are looking to simply understand the capabilities of Microsoft Project, Project Server or SharePoint, please visit us at http://www.epmainc.com or call 1.888.444.EPMA.

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