Asset Control re-certified as Microsoft Gold partner

Source: Asset Control

Asset Control, the industry standard for data management in financial services, has been recertified as a Microsoft Corp. Gold Certified partner, the highest level in Microsoft's international partner program.

Asset Control's TAPMaster, recently acquired from TAP Solutions, runs on the Microsoft platform providing fully populated relational data services designed to support the complexities of financial services firms operating in capital markets, a key vertical segment for Microsoft.

"The TAPMaster market and reference data management software, built upon the Microsoft software platform, is an excellent solution for firms seeking to streamline data acquisition and deployment," said Craig Saint-Amour, U.S. capital markets industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. "Asset Control is an important member of our financial services-focused partnership community, which utilizes Windows Server, SQL Server 2005, the 2007 Office System, the BizTalk Server and the .NET Framework to deliver comprehensive solutions to the highly competitive capital markets industry."

Along with its Gold Certified status, Asset Control attained Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Data Management competencies, specializing in business intelligence. This is also the second year in a row the TAPMaster product suite met stringent requirements, including staff certification, product tests and customer reference checks to maintain its Gold Certified status.

The Microsoft community exceeds 700,000 partners, and only a limited number reaches Gold Certified status. Prior to its acquisition by Asset Control, TAP Solutions had been using Microsoft products to develop custom software solutions since 1990. Working with Microsoft's Financial Services Group, TAPMaster was launched in 2004 and sold to some of the world's leading financial services firms in Australia, Greece, Japan, Singapore, the UK, and the USA.

"With our acquisition by Asset Control and continued alliance with Microsoft, the TAPMaster product suite can be expanded to support more firms' data acquisition, management and deployment requirements," says Bob Bell, former President of TAP Solutions, and now Vice President, Asset Control. "Microsoft continues to provide an excellent foundation for our product and business development, and we appreciate the recognition and validation that Gold Certification brings in the international marketplace."

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