Palisade Corporation Earns
Certified Partner Status in
Microsoft Partner Program
2 May 2005, Ithaca, NY - Palisade Corporation today announced it has earned Certified Status in Microsoft Corporation’s Partner Program recognizing Palisade Corporation’s position in the technology marketplace. As a Certified Partner, Palisade has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners work closely with Microsoft to further enhance customer usage of Microsoft products.
Palisade Corporation is a leading developer of risk analysis, decision analysis, optimization, and data analysis add-ins for Microsoft Excel and Project. Its top-selling add-ins, such as @RISK, the DecisionTools® Suite, @RISK for Project, and RISKOptimizer® are used to analyze and make decisions under uncertainty. Applications for Palisade software range from insurance underwriting, hedging, and foreign currency fluctuation to oil well productivity and electrical generation, manufacturing processes, and marketing strategies.
“Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. “Today, Microsoft recognizes Palisade Corporation for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”
In making the announcement of the company’s new status, Palisade president Sam McLafferty said, “Earning Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program is a milestone we’re proud of. For our customers, the Certified Partner status reinforces our expertise and relationship with Microsoft—and it is a clear indication of the quality of our products.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The Microsoft Partner 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.
Palisade Corporation has been developing and marketing software to help its customers make “decisions with vision” since 1984 and now serves the global market from offices in Denver, London, and Sydney, Australia, as well as its Ithaca headquarters. Its software products are used by such Fortune 500 companies as Boeing, Shell Oil, Procter & Gamble, Infineon, Merck, and Cummins, as well as multinational financial institutions, government agencies, and major research institutions.