Ross Systems Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Microsoft Business Solutions
Atlanta, August 31, 2005 — Ross Systems, Inc. ("Ross"), a global provider of enterprise software solutions for manufacturers and a subsidiary of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), today announced that it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Microsoft Business Solutions.
As a Gold Certified Partner, Ross and the company's flagship offering, iRenaissance, have demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Technologies and proven its ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including training and support, giving them a competitive advantage with their customers.
"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in someone that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Ross Systems as a new Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."
As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified status, Ross declared Microsoft Competency for Microsoft Business Solutions. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. The Microsoft Business Solutions Competency is designed for partners with proven expertise in designing and/or implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities with Microsoft Business Solutions technologies.
In its relationship with Microsoft, Ross benefits from access to a variety of exclusive resources and early Microsoft product information, to deliver the most up-to-date products and services to its customers. Ross customers also have access to Microsoft Certified Professionals, experts dedicated to help develop, implement and support Microsoft-based solutions.
"Ross has always maintained close ties and support for Microsoft applications and this certification is great validation for both our products and the success accomplished by Ross' user community," said Eric Musser, CTO of Ross Systems. "As the premier certified vendor focused on targeted vertical markets, Ross will continue to concentrate on the development of cutting-edge technology applications that enable our customers to achieve true business value."
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information please visit the website www.rossinc.com.
About CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is focused on enterprise software, mobile applications and online games. As part of its strategic review the company has reorganized into two primary operating business units, CDC Software and China.com Inc. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation, offers a broad range of software solutions for mid-sized enterprises. These products are utilized by approximately 3,500 customers worldwide. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdcsoftware.com.
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