Insurance Technologies achieves Microsoft Gold Competencies in Web Development and Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
By Jim Ferrell
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, — July 18, 2012 Insurance Technologies, LLC, a provider of innovative sales and regulatory automation solutions for the insurance and financial services industries, today announced it has attained Gold Web Development competency and a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competency, demonstrating 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 one percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
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.
Insurance Technologies’ product offerings, ForeSight™ point-of-sale illustration solution, VisibleChoice® annuity sales and suitability tool and FireLight® electronic application and fulfillment platform, are built using the latest Microsoft technologies, delivering complete sales automation solutions to the financial services industry. As a Microsoft Gold Partner and member of the Microsoft Partner Network, Insurance Technologies will continue to have access to the latest technology tools to deliver superior software solutions and support to their clients. In achieving Gold Web Development and Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competencies, Insurance Technologies has demonstrated deep technical competency of Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet our customers’ needs.
“Achieving these competencies was accomplished through our commitment to bringing the best products, services and technology to the Insurance and Financial Services industries,” said David Fenimore, EVP Engineering and CIO. “There is considerable effort to achieve these competencies but they allow us to provide significant added value to our customers.”
“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.”
Attaining the Microsoft Web Development competency demonstrates partner expertise developing web-enabled solutions based on the latest technologies. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software and support on Windows Server with Internet Information Services, HTML5, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft SQL Server, partners create solutions for customers to help operate their businesses more efficiently and conduct transactions more effectively.Attaining the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency demonstrates partner expertise in developing applications based on Microsoft solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software, and support on Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows 7 and Microsoft cloud services, these partners are equipped to develop innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs.
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 Insurance Technologies
Based in Colorado, Insurance Technologies provides innovative sales automation solutions to the financial services industry, supplying Carriers, Broker Dealers, Bankers and Advisors the accurate sales tools allowing them more time to develop new sales opportunities. Our product suite manages the sales process across distribution channels thus providing Straight-Through Processing (STP) resulting in more in good order applications. ForeSight™ is a mobile point-of-sale platform that illustrates all business lines across diverse distribution channels. VisibleChoice® is a multi-carrier annuity sales solution that compares side-by-side product features and values thus reducing compliance risk and increasing suitability. FireLight® is an electronic fulfillment platform that provides a low cost, flexible and easy to deploy solution for all product lines resulting in world class electronic application processing. With more than 200 employees, Insurance Technologies is known for our best of class products, advanced technology, dependable delivery and highly regarded customer service.
For more information, and or a copy of the complete release, contact: Kristin Wills VP, Marketing Insurance Technologies 1-719-442-6400 firstname.lastname@example.org