Aspect Software Achieves Seven Gold and Six Silver Microsoft Competencies

Aspect Software Achieves Seven Gold and Six Silver Microsoft Competencies 
CHELMSFORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/13 -- 

--  Aspect earns distinction through demonstrated technology success and
    customer commitment
--  Communications, Collaboration and Content, Business Intelligence just
    a few Gold competencies attainted

Aspect Software, a leading provider of next generation customer contact
and enterprise workforce optimization, announced today that it has
renewed its Microsoft Partnership, attaining seven Gold Competencies
and six Silver Competencies. Microsoft Gold Competencies place Aspect
in the top 1% of Microsoft's partner network and demonstrates the
company's ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers' evolving needs
in today's dynamic business environment.  
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully
complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to
prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these
certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency,
ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit
customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with
implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue
commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or
sales assessments. 
"Aspect has had a mutually beneficial relationship with Microsoft for
over five years and this level of achievement is representative of
the significant commitment and dedication our Microsoft Professional
Services group has shown," said Stewart Bloom, Aspect CEO. "We
believe that our history and our competencies with Microsoft
differentiate us in today's competitive market as the Go-To contact
center solution for Microsoft-centric organizations. We expect that
our current increase in R&D investment and market expansion will only
accelerate the value Aspect and Microsoft provide to our joint
As a Microsoft Partner with Gold and Silver competencies, Aspect is
in the top tier of the Microsoft Partner Network. Earning the
Microsoft competencies means Aspect gains access to exclusive
training, software licenses and support to better serve clients. 
"By achieving a gold competency, partners like Aspect have
demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment
to the latest Microsoft technology," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice
president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "These partners
have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our
partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive
innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology." 
Aspect's Gold Competencies include: 

--  Communications
--  Collaboration and Content
--  Digital Marketing
--  Mobility
--  Business Intelligence
--  Customer Relationship Manager
--  OEM

Aspect's Silver Certifications include: 

--  Application development
--  Data platform
--  Application integration
--  Midmarket solution provider
--  Hosting
--  Learning

The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their
capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest
technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft
partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most
active, diverse networks in the world. 
About Aspect
 Aspect builds customer-company relationships through a
combination of customer contact software and workforce optimization
for the enterprise. For more information, visit 
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other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned
herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. 
Tim Dreyer
+1 630 227 8312 
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