Instec Now a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Press Releases | Nov 05, 2001

Commercial P&C insurance software provider, INSTEC, announces its membership in the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program. INSTEC, which provides commercial lines policy rating and issuance software, has been named as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products, due to its commitment and proven track record in adhering to the standards and robustness expected of software products for Microsoft platforms.

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program provides a way for customers to identify companies that have proven their commitment and expertise in one or more specialized areas when delivering Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners need to meet a higher set of criteria for each category, including enhanced certification and a portfolio of real-world customer references, and are thus identified as the most skilled partners in specific solution areas.

"Given the number of choices in software products in the market today, customers need to quickly learn who is committed to integration and testing," said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Programs Group at Microsoft. "They need to be assured that a software provider has a policy of platform testing and integration. With commitments to the Microsoft Windows and .NET platforms, INSTEC has clearly demonstrated that its software products are robust and credible. Microsoft is pleased to have INSTEC as a Gold Certified Partner for Software Products." 

"INSTEC is pleased with our increased status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Software Products" said Ray Simon, President, INSTEC. "Achieving the Gold Partner status demonstrates our expertise in implementing high quality software products that adhere to the Microsoft platform standards. Our clients expect our software to integrate with other quality software systems and our achieving Gold Partner status indicates that we at INSTEC take this seriously. INSTEC has been a member of Microsoft's Certified Solution Provider program since 1995 and jumped at the opportunity when Microsoft introduced the advanced Gold Membership. The additional benefits provided through our Gold membership will allow us to continue to develop innovative software built on the Microsoft platform and continue to guarantee our clients that our software meets the rigid standards set forth by Microsoft." ?

About INSTEC

INSTEC, headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, has been a leader in policy rating and processing solutions for the commercial property and casualty insurance industry since 1982. INSTEC offers native Microsoft Windows-based products and services for all major commercial lines including Auto/Garage, Businessowners, Contractors, CPP, Workers Compensation and Specialty Lines.