SWC Technology Partners Awarded Microsoft Competency Designation for Data Management

February 26, 2008   //   News

Oak Brook, IL | February 26, 2008 – Chicago area SWC Technology Partners, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions to small and medium-size Chicago businesses, earned a Gold Partner Competency designation from Microsoft for success in implementing business intelligence solutions that replace guesswork and “gut feel” with reliable tools that enable data-driven, fact-based, decision-making for executives.

A long-time Microsoft Gold Partner, IT consultants SWC’s most recent Competency Designation recognizes SWC’s expertise in the business intelligence space. SWC helps growing organizations to monitor and analyze complex data and plan for success with Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. SWC’s PerformancePoint solutions are designed to improve operational and financial performance across all departments and at all levels of an organization with a single, integrated Microsoft-based solution.

SWC also offers enterprise-level solutions to smaller businesses with the SWC Performance Portal. The SWC Performance Portal delivers powerful and actionable information in a format that provides many of the same benefits as PerformancePoint, but on a smaller scale. This solution marries the components of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence platform with an intuitive and powerful portal that includes business scorecard, graphic and charting, multi-dimensional analysis and web-based reporting features.

“Microsoft Competencies are meaningful designations that indicate a high level of organizational expertise. To gain this competency we had to provide a number of customer references, obtain individual certifications for our consultants, and demonstrate to Microsoft our ability to deliver truly innovative Microsoft-based business intelligence solutions,” said Robert Knott, SWC Technology Partners president. “I am extremely proud of the results that we achieved for clients in providing flexible, powerful business intelligence solutions that help to improve business performance. The Competency certification is just affirmation that we’re doing what’s right for our clients.”

About SWC Technology Partners

For more than 25 years, SWC Technology Partners has provided strategic guidance and delivered solutions tailored to the needs of growing Chicago area organizations. SWC’s areas of expertise include best-in-class Managed Services, Performance Management, Business Applications, Messaging & Collaboration and Network Infrastructure & Security solutions. Headquartered located just outside Chicago in Oak Brook, Ill., SWC is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Symantec Gold Certified Partner and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Partner.

About Microsoft

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