AIMS, Inc., a Monroe Louisiana-based software company specializing in solutions for petroleum products marketers, has again achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status.
Gold Certified Partners represent the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and have the closest working relationship with Microsoft.
At this level, AIMS has access to the resources and support needed to stand out in the marketplace. Some of these resources include a technical services coordinator, access to the Partner Knowledge Base and priority listing in Microsoft directories. The technical services coordinator is officially called a Partner Technical Consultant. Through the PTC, AIMS also has access to top engineers who are experts in the products they work with (e.g., Visual Studio, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Report Services, Performance Point, etc.).
According to Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 Quick Facts, there are 380,000 total partners in the Microsoft partner program. The number of Gold Partners is 34,000 worldwide.