Arkieva continues to earn distinction through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment

WILMINGTON, DEL. USA — February 10, 2015 — Arkieva (arkieva.comthe designer and supplier of the Arkieva suite of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software products, announced today, it has renewed their Silver Application Development competency, demonstrating their ability to meet Microsoft Corporation customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

“By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “When customers look for an IT partner to meet their business challenges, choosing a company that has attained Microsoft competencies is a smart move. These are highly qualified professionals with access to Microsoft technical support and product teams.”

Arkieva solutions support the full range of tools required for effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), including demand management, supply planning, network optimization, inventory planning and finite scheduling. Arkieva products are currently in use to support client operations in North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Arkieva has been a member of the Microsoft Partner Network for more than ten years and by renewing their Microsoft Silver competency in application development, will continue to build solutions that better fit its clients’ business environment.

“This Microsoft Silver Application Development competency showcases our expertise in today’s technology market and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Georgi Genov, director of software development at Arkieva. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams, culminating in Microsoft certifications. To ensure the highest quality of services, Microsoft requires customer references for successful implementation and customer satisfaction.

Earning the Application Development competency will help Arkieva differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system and emerging cloud-based and web business models.

By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can help productivity and profitability through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on-premises or in the cloud.

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.

About Arkieva

Arkieva, founded in 1993, is the developer of Arkieva software solutions for global manufacturing supply chains. With headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, and offices in Antwerp, Belgium, and, Mangalore, India Arkieva is positioned to support multinational businesses around the world.  Arkieva products enhance productivity and reduce operating costs in the supply chain, providing the full range of features necessary for effective Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Such major corporations as Momentive, INVISTA, Sunsweet Growers, Akzo Nobel and INEOS use Arkieva solutions. For more information, visit