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Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. Achieves a Microsoft Gold Application Development Competency

Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.

Jonesboro, AR, United States — July 24, 2014 — Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. today announced it has attained a Gold Application Development competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet the demands of Microsoft’s customers in today’s dynamic business environment and distinguishing CUSI as one of the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s partner program.

As a Microsoft gold partner CUSI has demonstrated that its staff is uniquely certified in Microsoft competencies and technology expertise. In addition CUSI’s customers have certified CUSI as a top provider of technology products and services.

Continental Utility Solutions, Inc., (CUSI) has been developing and servicing Customer Information Systems, Utility Billing Applications and Financial Management Software since 1984. CUSI leads the industry in providing proven solutions and exceptional service to Public and Private Utilities and Local Government Organizations.

“This Microsoft Gold Application Development competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Derek Johnson, Director of Product Development. “We plan to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top 1 percent of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions on the latest Microsoft technology.”

Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 development system, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable 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, with 640,000 Microsoft partners in their ecosystem, to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.

CUSI’s Utility Billing Systems are extensively used throughout the water, sewer, natural gas and power industries. Clients use our applications to manage over nine million customers.

Over 75 new clients a year select CUSI as their software provider. CUSI has an active customer base of over 1,100 clients throughout the US and the world.

For more information, press only:

Michael F. Guerriero, (870) 336-2200,
Derek Johnson, (870) 336-2214,


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