Microsoft’s Leading Solution Provider for Government Contractors Achieves Highest Partner Designation Just a Few Months after New Partner Program is Launched

January 6, 2011 (Reston, VA)— Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS), Microsoft’s premier solution provider for government contractor ERP, financial management, and project accounting, announced today that it has achieved the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Gold Competency, which is the highest level competency in the new Microsoft Partner program. By attaining this competency, PVBS continues to demonstrate its depth, breadth, and proficiency in deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV, along with related applications from Microsoft.

PVBS offers Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors, which is the leading Microsoft solution for companies that provide services and sell products to the government. The solution has been recognized by Microsoft with a Certified for Microsoft Dynamics accreditation.

PVBS CEO Bernard Mustafa said, “Achieving the Gold competency as quickly as we did is another reason why government contractors come to PVBS for their Microsoft Dynamics solution. Over our history, we have developed a trusted advisor relationship with our clients as an active member of the government contractor community and have provided them with solutions that address critical business priorities.”

Mustafa said, “The certification also shows customers which partners are committed to their success. To receive this certification, we had to demonstrate that we have a large staff that has expertise on a wide range of Microsoft technologies.”

Earlier this fall, Microsoft has made a major change to its partner program and the criteria by which it ranks it partners. Partners can now earn Gold or Silver Competency accreditation in specific areas of expertise. The previous Gold Partner status simply reflected an overall capability whereas the new approach enables Microsoft partners to more clearly differentiate their business capabilities and areas of specialization. The criteria that must be met in order to obtain accreditation in the competencies are much more stringent than in the past. Microsoft implemented this approach to ensure that only the larger, more skilled and more successful partners will reach the Gold Status in a competency.

Mustafa said that the new MPN program will better differentiate the larger, more skilled Microsoft providers and give customers, in this case government contractors, access to partners that understand their challenges, focus on their needs, and bring solutions to help them achieve their business goals. “PVBS is proud to be at the forefront of these changes and be able to display the new MPN Logo and Gold Competency status as recognition of its commitment and investment in Microsoft Dynamics technologies.”

About Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS)

Pleasant Valley Business Solutions (PVBS), a “Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club Member,” offers the Microsoft solution for government contractor ERP, financial management and project accounting. Microsoft offers a better project accounting and financial management solution than what’s been available in the past to high-growth government contractors. Only PVBS offers a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution that was created specifically for high-growth government contractors in order to help these companies better manage and maximize their Federal Government business. PVBS services government contractors around the globe, from Washington DC, to Virginia Beach, to Florida, Texas, and California. Visit PVBS at www.pvbs.net.

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