Search Technologies Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Search Technologies Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in SOA and Business Process

HERNDON, Va. – Search Technologies Corporation, a leading international provider and integrator of enterprise-search software and services, announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in SOA and Business Process, recognizing Search Technologies expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Search Technologies has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Search Technologies is the expert at making search software and systems work better and faster, increasing revenue for e-Commerce sites, enhancing customer productivity and improving returns on information-technology investments. An active Microsoft partner, Search Technologies was one of the first companies to achieve the Information Workers Solution Search Specialization by leveraging their experience with FAST ESP. A 60-person firm founded in the U.S. in 2005, Search Technologies serves commercial, and government clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia from offices in North and Central America and the U.K.

“Gold Partner certification is a symbol of our deep technical expertise in the latest Microsoft platforms, including FAST ESP and SharePoint,” said Kamran Khan, Search Technologies President and Chief Executive Officer. “Gold Partner status is especially meaningful to us because an important part of the certification process is references from satisfied customers. The benefits provided through our Gold Partner status, such as access, training and support, will allow us to continue to enhance our offerings.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Search Technologies as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Search Technologies had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution.

Each Competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Within select Competencies, there are Specializations that focus on specific solution areas that recognize deeper expertise within that Competency. Serving as a specialized path to earning those Competencies, Specializations give direct access to the tools and resources that support that specific area of focus.

The SOA and Business Process Competency is for systems integrators, solutions and services providers, and software developers with proven proficiency in implementing and deploying integrated, interoperable, and agile solutions that connect information, systems, people, and processes.

“Our SOA and Business Process partners deliver comprehensive solutions that drive the most critical parts of our customers’ businesses,” said Dan Alling, Senior Product Manager of SOA and Business Process for Microsoft Corp. “Together with our partners, we can provide both a strong platform and end-to-end solutions that drives exceptional business value for our mutual customers.”

“Today, organizations are under intense pressure to cut costs while simultaneously driving revenue and new initiatives,” Alling added. “By leveraging enterprise application integration solutions from Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, our customers can connect systems, information and trading partners, to deliver greater levels of business insight and agility.”

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The 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.


Search Technologies helps commercial and government clients take disparate data sources and create business value. The company primarily uses software platforms developed by Microsoft and Fast Search & Transfer to create custom web applications. Inside the firewall, Search Technologies solutions enable customers to make better and faster decisions. On the Internet, our applications increase revenue for e-Commerce sites and enhance the user experience. Search Technologies image search applications enable quick, secure storage, retrieval and distribution of photographic files, automating work and enhancing productivity. For more information, please visit