News | Arvato Group | Gütersloh, 01/31/2023

Arvato Systems Again Awarded As ‘Top Microsoft Partner’

Arvato Systems has again been awarded as a top partner by the US technology group Microsoft due to the achievement of the “designations” awarded by Microsoft as part of the redesigned “Microsoft Cloud Partner Program”. This makes Arvato Systems one of the few German Microsoft partners that can wear the “Microsoft Cloud” badge.

The IT service provider Arvato Systems has again been awarded as top Microsoft partner based on its strategic partnership with Microsoft. Arvato Systems has achieved all six possible “designations” from the “Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP)”, which was redesigned last fall. This makes the IT service provider one of the few German Microsoft partners that can wear the “Microsoft Cloud” badge.

“A competent and highly qualified partner”

 With more than 350 certified Microsoft consultants and developers with over 700 skills as well as numerous sustainably successful reference projects, Arvato Systems offers extensive Microsoft expertise and is at home in the entire Microsoft Cloud, from “Azure” and “Dynamics 365” to “Microsoft 365”, “Power Platform” and “Microsoft Viva”. Arvato Systems supports customers with consulting, transition, customized services for cloud services, networked communication solutions, security, and innovative platform services in data management, governance, and Artificial Intelligence. In its partnership with Microsoft, which has now lasted more than 20 years, Arvato Systems can look back on a distinctive Microsoft portfolio. That includes both comprehensive activities as a “Microsoft Service Provider (MSP)” and the sale of its industry solutions as an “Independent Software Vendor (ISV)” based on Microsoft technologies.

The joint path has been characterized by a high level of strategic commitment on the part of the IT specialist since the beginning, so Arvato Systems has been able to call itself a “Gold Partner” 18 years in a row. Following the conversion of the partner model to the “Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP)” and the associated compression of competence structures, Arvato Systems now holds the so-called designations in all six of the possible “Solution Areas”, positioning itself once again as a top German partner for Microsoft solutions. The six designations are: “Business Applications”, “Modern Work”, “Security”, “Data & AI”, “Infrastructure”, and “Digital & App Innovation”. As a sign of further competence training, Microsoft partners also demonstrate their in-depth knowledge and comprehensive experience in a defined area with a “specialization” and prove their success in implementing Microsoft services or solutions in a strict test procedure. By achieving no less than five of these "Specializations", Arvato Systems thus also demonstrates comprehensive competence training in the cloud sector in the areas “SAP on Azure”, “Infrastructure and Database Migration to Microsoft Azure”, “Adoption and Change Management”, “Calling for Microsoft Teams” and “Identity and Access Management”. 

“The recognition of our Microsoft expertise in the form of all six achievable ‘Solution Partner Designations’ makes us very happy. The awards are proof of our continuous competence training in the area of Microsoft Cloud and an important sign of our strategic commitment to promising Cloud topics,” said Mathias Lopass, Director Microsoft Cloud at Arvato Systems. Markus Krenn, Head of Microsoft Partner Management, added: “We are proud that in addition to fully achieving the new ‘Solution Partner Designations’, we can also demonstrate our in-depth implementation expertise with five specializations. This again shows our customers that we are a competent and highly qualified partner for cloud transformation.” Arvato Systems' high level of commitment and professional expertise in the Microsoft cloud cosmos is also evident outside the “Microsoft Cloud Partner Program”: The IT specialist is a “Power Apps Advanced Partner”, “Microsoft Catalyst Ready Partner” and “Microsoft Security Service Partner”, and a member of Microsoft's exclusive top partner program “Fast Forward”, the “AI Inner Circle” and the “Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)”.