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High 5 Software Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program


High 5 Software Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

Kenmore, WA, USA --- March 25, 2008 --- High 5 Software, a leading provider of Service Management Software solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Independent Software Vendor Software Solutions, recognizing High 5 Software’s expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, High 5 Software 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.

High 5 Software provides complete service management software solutions for field service companies such as Telecom, IT, Security/Alarm, Audio Visual Installers, Electrical, HVAC, Fire Safety and other companies. High 5 Software’s SMP: Service Management Professional and SME: Service Management Enterprise products handle sales, customer information, document management, work orders, service dispatch, invoice and inventory management. High 5 Software provides synchronization with Intuit QuickBooks as a QuickBooks Gold partner providing companies a complete solution with this leading accounting software.

“High 5 Software’s achievement of Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program extends our commitment to provide high quality solutions to field service businesses. Achieving Gold status is important to the company and customers showing our commitment to leverage more Microsoft technology such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows Server and Small Business Server products,” said Mark Stair, CEO and President. “The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for 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 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 High 5 Software 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, High 5 Software 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 Sanjay Parthasarathy, 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.

About High 5 Software:
High 5 Software, has been producing quality service software since 1989. Over the last 18 years, thousands of businesses have used our software. Located in Kenmore, WA, High 5 has customers in virtually every facet of the service industry, and has established itself as one of the premiere suppliers of service management software. Specializing in solutions for small and medium size field service businesses, the company has partnered with other companies that serve this market such as QuickBooks, Microsoft,, Motorola, and more.


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