AIMS Announces Microsoft Partner Network Silver Competency

Firm has maintained certification since 2005

MONROE, La. -- AIMS Inc. has announced that it have achieved the Silver ISV Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. The Microsoft Partner Program was originally launched in October 2003; AIMS has maintained its Microsoft partner certification status since 2005, it said.

"In 2011, Microsoft changed their entire partner program requiring all partners to re-qualify. To earn a Microsoft Silver Competency, partners must complete a set of rigorous tests to prove their level of technology expertise, submit customer references and employ or contract a required number of Microsoft Certified Professionals who are skilled on current technology relevant for the competency. We believe the new Silver Competency showcases our expertise in today's technology market and demonstrates our continued knowledge of Microsoft and their products. Achieving the new Silver ISV/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrates our ability to meet our clients' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment," said Robert Canterbury, AIMS' president.

"Partners who achieve a Silver Competency have proven themselves as specialized technology experts with the skills needed to best serve customers," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "The Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network is designed to help customers identify services and solution providers that have demonstrated proof of their capability to deliver quality outcomes and customer satisfaction."

The Microsoft Silver Competency defines partners' success as technology market leaders within a specific technology competency to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry. Requirements for the Silver Competency are comparable to the formerly recognized Microsoft Certified Partner criteria.

"By achieving the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, AIMS has access to the latest technology, market opportunities, and sales and marketing resources that have been specifically created with software developers in mind," said David Dorries, AIMS' director of sales and marketing.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes.

AIMS Inc., Monroe, La., develops, markets and supports a variety of automated data processing products and services for the wholesale petroleum distribution industry. Products include COMPAS Commander, a complete fuel wholesale and retail accounting software system developed in a true Windows environment; AutoSend, a specialized UST fuel inventory management and dispatching software system; AutoSIR, an in-house Statistical Inventory Reconciliation software system; and AutoTax, a stand-alone tax solution, which offers all marketers a better choice when filing EDI motor fuel tax reports. Various subsystems for these main products allow for automating Cardlock processing, payroll, customer bank account drafting, posting of rack prices from electronic downloads, faxing and/or emailing of critical documents directly from the computer system and communicating with onboard computerized fuel delivery metering systems.