Press Release

30. January 2023

Arvato Systems Was Again Awarded as Top Microsoft Partner

All "Designations" of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program have been achieved
  • Arvato Systems has achieved all six possible "designations" from the recently redesigned Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP)
  • In addition to this, with the attainment of five "Specializations", the IT specialist can demonstrate a high level of expertise, performance, and customer success in the realization of Microsoft Cloud projects

Gütersloh – Arvato Systems has once again demonstrated its high level of commitment to its strategic partnership with Microsoft and, as a visible sign of its comprehensive competence training, can now add Security to the series of designations it has earned from the six new "Solution Areas". This makes the IT service provider one of the few German Microsoft partners that can adorn itself with the "Microsoft Cloud" badge.

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 already 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 listed below. Thus, positioning itself once again as a top German partner for Microsoft solutions:

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 following areas:

  • SAP on Azure
  • Infrastructure and Database Migration to Microsoft Azure
  • Adoption and Change Management
  • Calling for Microsoft Teams
  • 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," says 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).

With more than 350 certified Microsoft consultants and developers with over 700 skills as well as numerous sustainably successful reference projects, Arvato Systems once again demonstrates that the IT specialist 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.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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