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Trintech Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program


Trintech Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

Dallas, TX / Dublin, Ireland – May 2008 – Trintech Group Plc (NASDAQ: TTPA), a leading global provider of integrated financial governance, transaction risk management, and compliance solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Trintech’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Trintech has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Trintech enables companies worldwide to achieve excellence in financial governance and performance management through a comprehensive platform of account reconciliation, accounting compliance, and financial reporting applications across the financial lifecycle. Over 600 leading global organizations are realizing the benefits of Trintech’s solutions everyday to gain greater control, visibility, and efficiency across financial processes; improve financial performance through stronger management of revenue and cost cycles; ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data, thereby reducing the risk of material weaknesses and restatements; and drive immediate efficiencies and cost reductions in financial operations through automation and scalability.

“We’re extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This represents the highest level of competence with Microsoft technologies and our commitment to provide the best level of service, support, and technical expertise to our customers,” said John Harte, EVP and General Manager for Trintech. “Our partnership with Microsoft will continue to maximize our ability to service and support customers with state-of-the-art financial governance solutions globally.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company 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 Trintech as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Trintech had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packed software based on Microsoft technologies.

“Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, Corporate Vice President of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 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.


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