March 8th, 2017 – GRAITEC, a provider of BIM solutions and professional services to the AEC industry, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary GRAITEC Canada received the Microsoft Gold Application Development Status.GRAITEC Canada Acquires Microsoft Gold Status

Starting this March, GRAITEC Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, along with GRAITEC Romania and GRAITEC France which already acquired the status in 2011 and 2013.

To receive the Gold Application Development competency from Microsoft, GRAITEC Inc. underwent several steps of certification:

  • Application test requirements:
    Graitec products such as Advance DesignAdvance Design AmericaAdvance Workshop and Autodesk Advance Steel (originally developed by Graitec) passed the Windows compliancy tests. They are certified by Microsoft to meet all the performance and security requirements for running on the Windows 7, 8 and 10 Operating System.
  • Provide customer evidence and gather customer feedback:
    GRAITEC Inc. submitted unique references from customers who have successfully implemented the application developed on Windows 8 and 10. Customer references demonstrate the company's success at building and deploying solutions relevant to the Application Development competency.
  • Meet revenue commitments:
    Microsoft Partner Network members with a gold competency must meet a minimum revenue commitment based on geography and competency.

By achieving the Microsoft Gold Application Development competency, GRAITEC Canada demonstrates greater value to its customers all around the world. This competency certifies the company's capabilities for software development that has undergone a rigorous and auditable approval process.

The Gold Application Development status allows GRAITEC Canada to differentiate its business with a customized Application Development Competency logo. The logo enables the company to market its expertise, gain access to a whole set of benefits designed to help the company to win customers, grow its business and improve its margin.

GRAITEC is part of a very short list of partners around the world, who have achieved this high degree of competency.