Contigo, the leading provider of energy trading, portfolio risk management (ETRM) and logistics supply chain management solutions, is delighted to announce that it has attained a Gold competency in Application Development. The competency award demonstrates the firm’s ability and commitment to meeting their customers’ evolving needs in today’s ETRM market and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
Contigo’s products are built using the latest Microsoft technology and are currently used by a wide range of clients including European power generators, utilities, brokers and retailers. This includes organisations such as E.ON, RWE npower and Centrica as well Bord Gáis, one of Ireland’s largest utilities, and CNR, France’s second largest energy provider. The products are also used to annually trade over £1 billion (€1.2 billion) of fuel products and have even helped one client to make cost savings in excess of £500,000 per month. Uniquely, 100% of Contigo’s clients act as reference sites and provide case studies endorsing their installed products and experiences with the company.
“Attaining the Microsoft Gold Application Development competency demonstrates our commitment to achieving technical excellence and providing our customers with great software developed to the highest standards using the latest technologies.” commented Stuart Mills, Delivery Manager at Contigo.
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”
Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.
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.