SolArc Achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

SolArc, a global provider of commodity supply, trading and risk management software solutions, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program.

The Microsoft Partner program was created to provide market recognition to companies that demonstrate a consistent, high-quality delivery of solutions built on Microsoft technology and the .NET Framework. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners must meet a demanding set of criteria including enhanced certification and a portfolio of real-world customer references. Only qualified, top-tier organizations are successful in achieving certification, and are thus identified as the most skilled partners in specific solution areas.

“We are proud to be recognized by Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner,” said Cynthia Haynie, SolArc chief technology officer. “Many businesses in commodity-intensive markets look for partners that bridge the gap between business demands and technology capabilities. We will soon release significant components of our flagship product, RightAngle, on the latest .NET development platform. We committed to achieving Gold Certified Partner status during development of this release, and the vigorous review cycles have resulted in an even more robust solution for our customers.”

Brad Anderson, SolArc chief executive officer, added, “Our development team has always delivered high quality commodity supply and trading solutions. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status provides further evidence that SolArc solutions continue to meet the highest levels of service readiness and competency, based on the most powerful development platform available today. I am confident that our relationship with Microsoft will continue to result in the best possible technology solutions for our customers.”

“Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Group at Microsoft Corp. “They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide.”

About SolArc

SolArc, Inc. is a global provider of commodity trading and risk management solutions for leading companies in commodity-intensive markets. SolArc’s integrated software solution offers customers greater insight and control over their complex commodity supply and trading environments, delivering higher operational effectiveness and profitability at lower risk.

Since 1991, SolArc has become a trusted solution provider for an international clientele of more than 50 leading corporations across a range of vertical industries, including energy, transportation, finance, aviation, agriculture and consumer goods around the globe. SolArc is headquartered in Houston and has offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma, London and Singapore. For more information, visit .