A certifiable business
IT and software development is often considered by the
uninitiated to be something of a mystery, an unknown art. Not only
can it be difficult for the such companies to differentiate
themselves from their competitors it can also be nigh on impossible
for their customers to determine, at first glance, who will be best
placed to meet their requirements. One way to achieve the necessary
differentiation is to apply for a recognised competency which
provides formal recognition and support for the business focus. One
such scheme is Microsoft certification.
Aberdeen based software solution company, Codify, are members of
the Microsoft Partner Programme and have received certification
from Microsoft confirming their competence in the area of custom
development solutions. Following an extensive approval process
Codify is a certified Microsoft partner with a competency in Custom
Codify is an Aberdeen based software solution company providing
a range of companies, including clients in the oil and gas
industry, with custom software solutions.
The business benefits of gaining such a competency are numerous.
Mark Griffiths, managing director of Codify comments, "We have
already started to reap benefits from our involvement in the
Microsoft Partner Programme and in particular with the competency
element of the programme. The fact that a world wide recognised
name has rigorously assessed our service offerings and subsequently
awarded us a competency in Customer Development Solutions speaks
volumes to both existing and potential customers."
Mark highlights that being involved with such a programme has
additional benefits. "As a result of our involvement with the
Microsoft Partner Programme we have an advantage in the marketplace
and we are easily able to demonstrate that we can add value to our
clients. In today's increasingly competitive business world it is
vital to be able to differentiate your offering from that of your
competitors, the Microsoft Partner Programme is one of the ways in
which we achieve that aim."
In order to gain the competency in Customer Development
Solutions Codify provided Microsoft with detailed information on
their software solutions, the technology that had been used to
create them and the target markets benefiting from them.
According to Mark the fact that as they had to provide Microsoft
with customer references as part of the competence assessment
process only serves to add to the value they can derive from the
"This aspect of the competence assessment process shows that the
software has been developed with 'real' customers and not
hypothetical simulations. This is something that is extremely
valuable to us as when we are talking to potential customers we can
easily demonstrate that the solutions we provide to our customers
work in the business world."
Mark says, "We provide our clients with custom software
solutions; being certified as a Microsoft partner with a competency
in Custom Development Solutions is recognition of the level of
service and expertise that we provide to our customers. The Custom
Development Solutions competency differentiates our software
development capabilities and demonstrates, to existing and
potential clients, that we provide value added solutions."