Jena, Germany — January, 07, 2019 — Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) ,the leading independent provider of omnichannel commerce solutions today announced it has attained a gold ISV (Independent Software Vendor) competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within 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, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Intershop provides one of the world’s leading digital commerce solutions for medium- and large-scale companies. The Intershop Commerce Suite, available via Azure, allows companies to showcase their brands, market their products globally, and implement their growth strategies via a single platform.
“This Microsoft Gold "ISV Competency" gives evidence of our competence and commitment in today's technology market," said Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop. "We are proud to serve more than 20 customers in the Azure Cloud. It enables fast, on-demand scaling for optimal performance and a variety of best-of-breed applications in the Azure Marketplace. These include the Intershop Commerce Suite, which can be integrated with other solutions via standard interfaces. Our joint customers are thus positioned future-proof and flexibly. With this recognition, we hope to achieve even greater reach and visibility for our offerings.”
“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.