EDGAR® Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGR), a premier provider of fundamental financial data, analytics and disclosure management services, today announced it has attained a Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects (along with implementing a yearly customer satisfaction study), meet a revenue commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
EDGAR Online assists businesses and institutional investors with financial reporting and data analysis through a variety of analytic tools and disclosure management solutions that leverage the XBRL data public companies must submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Executives drive investor relations activities and improve enterprise risk management and overall corporate governance by analyzing this data through Microsoft Excel plug-ins. EDGAR Online ensures these analytical tools and data are fully compatible with cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure, allowing enterprises to easily access and use the SEC-reported data for value-based decision-making across all departments.
“Data is at the center of every business and investment decision. EDGAR Online’s solutions assist enterprises and institutional investors in creating, collecting and consuming this information to solve business problems, make better decisions and improve overall governance, risk and compliance,” said Greg Carter, chief technology officer of EDGAR Online. “The Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program underscores our commitment and expertise as the hub of the business information value chain.”