The CBORD Group has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program for a third consecutive year by demonstrating expertise with Microsoft technologies in data management, independent software vendor/software, mobility, networking infrastructure and service oriented architecture and business processes.
“CBORD’s designation, for a third consecutive year, as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner demonstrates our professionals’ unending commitment to achieving the highest levels of expertise and providing unrivaled technologies and services to our customers,” says Randy Eckels, senior vice president, sales and marketing, CBORD.
CBORD, a provider of campus and cashless card systems, food and nutrition service management software, student discount and off-campus commerce programs, uses Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to deliver products such as NetMenu, NetCatering, and NetNutrition.
CBORD client Aramark uses CBORD’s EventMaster catering management software, which recently moved to the Microsoft SQL Server. “The SQL Server database is reliable, requires less maintenance, and is faster and more dynamic than the previous flat-file database,” says Kane Scott, manager, information technology for Aramark Sports and Entertainment, Convention Center and Cultural Attractions Division. “It’s also easier to maintain. SQL Server is made to run very large databases, so there’s no more archiving data or worrying about the size of the database.”
“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” says Tom Litchford, U.S. retail industry director for Microsoft. “Microsoft recognizes CBORD for demonstrating its proven ability to build a positive customer experience with our technologies, and we’ll continue to work together to help our mutual customers achieve business success.”
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003.