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.”
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”Attaining the Microsoft ISV/Software competency demonstrates partner expertise in developing applications based on Microsoft solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, the latest software, and support on Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows 7 and Microsoft cloud services, these partners are equipped to develop innovative solutions to meet their customers’ needs. The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world. About EDGAR®Online, Inc. EDGAR®Online (NASDAQ: EDGR) provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings. In addition to developing a variety of unique as-reported and normalized data sets, EDGAR Online is an industry leader in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) processing. Thousands use the company’s solutions, including U.S. public companies, mutual funds, leading financial analysts and institutional investors, as well as global regulators such as the FDIC, Banque de France and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company delivers its solutions, including ActiveXBRL software solutions, through an extensive network of partners, including Business Wire, LexisNexis®, NASDAQ OMX, Oracle, PR Newswire, RR Donnelley and SAP. Use of Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance and may include, without limitation, statements regarding our future growth prospects, future demand for our XBRL products/services and future innovations in our data and solutions and subscriptions businesses. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond our control and that could materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or our growth strategy. For further information about the factors that could affect EDGAR Online’s future results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. EDGAR ® is a federally registered trademark of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EDGAR®Online is not affiliated with or approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.