HARMON.IE ATTAINS MICROSOFT GOLD ISV/SOFTWARE COMPETENCY IN THE MICROSOFT PARTNER NETWORK

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

harmon.ie Earns Distinction
through Demonstrated Technology Success and Customer Commitment

Milpitas, CA.

Social email software provider harmon.ie® today announced it has achieved a Gold ISV/Software Competency in the Microsoft® Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft Gold Competency, organizations must complete a rigorous set of tests to prove their level of technology expertise, have a team of Microsoft Certified Professionals, submit customer references and demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction by participating in an annual survey.

harmon.ie pioneered 'social email', software which aggregates collaboration tools and social enterprise networks into a sidebar within corporate email, like Microsoft Outlook® and Lotus Notes®. Designed to remove barriers to user adoption of Microsoft SharePoint® as well as to bring a critical social component to document creation, harmon.ie for SharePoint enables users to collaborate with colleagues and external contacts without leaving the email interface where they spend much of their workday. Related tasks can be seamlessly completed from the same window, eliminating the need to continually switch applications.

"The Gold ISV/Software Competency validates our expertise in helping enterprises become more collaborative, social businesses by closing the SharePoint user adoption gap," said Yaacov Cohen, co-founder and CEO of harmon.ie. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance our Microsoft-based and multi-vender software solutions."

"The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to empower solution providers to succeed in today’s business environment. By achieving the prestigious Gold competency, participating companies are provided with a rich set of benefits, including increased customer visibility through branding and accessibility, training and support," said Jon Roskill, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "We are proud to put forth a program that provides the right resources to help a company develop the expertise customers demand in today’s competitive market and also provides the community and infrastructure that can connect them to one another, lowering costs for all parties."

The Microsoft Gold Competency signifies to the market that a company has demonstrated the highest level of skill and achievement within a given technology specialization. All 28 Microsoft competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find solution providers quickly and easily. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the industry.

Through the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, software vendors gain access to the latest technology, market opportunities, and sales and marketing resources that have been specifically created with ISVs in mind. From planning the development cycle to supporting customers, ISVs are equipped with the tools and resources needed to build innovative solutions and bring them to market.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services based on the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers a superior experience and outcomes.

About harmon.ie

harmon.ie (pronounced 'harmony') is a provider of social email software that brings document collaboration to every business user by transforming the email client into a collaboration and social workspace. Thousands of businesses already use harmon.ie social email to vastly increase user adoption of Microsoft SharePoint or Google Docs for document sharing, collaboration, and social networking. Formerly known as Mainsoft, harmon.ie is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner building cross-platform enterprise software since 1993. For more information, visit http://harmon.ie/

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