BOISE, Idaho — Aug. 24, 2005 — Cougar Mountain Software, publisher of a suite of accounting software for small to medium-sized organizations, today announced it has earned certified status in Microsoft Corporation’s Partner Program. The certification recognizes Cougar Mountain’s expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace.
“We are extremely pleased to have earned certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. The certified status allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers,” said Jim Stone, chief operating officer for Cougar Mountain. “The benefits provided through our certified membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings we provide for customers.”
As the application leader in the software industry, Microsoft sets rigorous standards for business accounting solutions. Cougar Mountain’s status as a certified partner demonstrates their expertise with Microsoft technologies and proves their ability to meet the standards of excellence defined by Microsoft.
“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 Cougar Mountain for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology.”
Microsoft certified partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. 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.
About Cougar Mountain Software
Founded in 1982, Boise-based Cougar Mountain Software publishes accounting software, software for nonprofit organizations, and point of sale software and hardware. Cougar Mountain has provided the software answer for more than 20,000 national clients across a variety of industries. Cougar Mountain is ranked among the industry’s top PC software developers in the nation.