SAFIRA selected for Microsoft’s SharePoint Business-Critical Program - the only Portuguese member of this international community

By integrating this program, the Portuguese technological company is prepared to provide the technology and the business expertise required to help national and international clients to implement efficient processes throughout the organization, fostering collaboration between teams, connecting previously isolated systems and increasing ROI on IT investments. SAFIRA is Microsoft Gold Partner, integrates Azure Circle Program, has several products certified by Microsoft and belongs to the TOP3 teams with more certifications in Portugal, including SharePoint, SQL Server, Visual Studio and Office 365.

BCSP

Oeiras, October 24, 2012 - SAFIRA, provider of IT solutions and Consulting Services for the global market, announced today it is the first Portuguese company selected as a member of the Microsoft’s Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP) Program, a Microsoft initiative aimed at identifying and differentiating software offerings that integrate SharePoint to line-of-business (LOB) systems to surface and share vital business data to improve business processes. With this program, business-critical, high availability and resilient applications are integrated into a single web platform, secure and easy to use.

The Business-Critical SharePoint Program is focused on expanding the market for building and delivering business-critical solutions by connecting line-of-business (LOB) systems with SharePoint. The program consists of leading Microsoft partners worldwide, both ISVs and SIs, who provide the technology and the business expertise required to help customers surface line-of-business data in SharePoint, implement efficient business processes across the organization, and drive cross-team collaboration.

For customers, Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP), is an approach that bridges the gap between SharePoint and LOB systems (CRM, ERP, PLM and more), and makes it possible to utilize information from siloed backend systems to drive more efficient business processes across organizations. BCSP partners enable efficient companies to streamline their core business processes while leverage their existing IT investments and aligning them with their business objectives. This is achieved by surfacing LOB data in SharePoint and driving adoption and usage across the organization by utilizing the flexible and easy-to-use SharePoint user interface, in addition to leveraging SharePoint extensibility as a robust application platform. Implementing the BCSP approach results in more efficient cross-team business processes, higher levels of adoption among business users, and a higher ROI on IT investments overall.

The program currently consists of 77 worldwide Microsoft’s partners, being SAFIRA the only Portuguese company.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, SAFIRA has a long and successful track record of delivering Microsoft-based solutions. It also integrates Azure Circle Program (cloud computing offer), has several products certified by Microsoft and belongs to the TOP3 teams with more certifications in Portugal, including SharePoint, SQL Server, Visual Studio and Office 365.