A long relationship with Microsoft and use of Microsoft technology to build its applications has led NFS Technology Group to being awarded a Microsoft Gold Partnership.
NFS was awarded the Microsoft Gold Partnership for the latest meeting room and resource management software, Rendezvous Workspace, which was built around the latest Microsoft technology.
The use of Microsoft technology for the Workspace solution provides the ability to offer an industry standard platform which is easy and cost effective to maintain. It also allows NFS to offer a robust cloud-based solution around Microsoft’s Azure platform.
Microsoft Partners receive a set of core benefits that can help save time and money while strengthening capabilities, better serving customers and building connections to reach full business potential. Having the Rendezvous Workspace solution now certified across a range of Microsoft databases and operating systems, including the new Windows 2012 platform, means more flexibility and the ability to future-proof investment.
“When it was released three years ago, Rendezvous Workspace was a revolutionary platform for scheduling room and resource management,” says NFS Chief Executive Officer Luis De Souza. “Since then the solution has been adopted by major organisations in the UK and internationally, including DLA Piper, Norton Rose Fulbright and Centrica.”
“NFS has enjoyed a good relationship with Microsoft for many years, and we are proud to have now achieved this Gold Partnership. Use of Microsoft technology across the application, in areas such as Reporting Services, now gives clients easy access to data, with a lower cost of deployment and use of existing technology, that offers them a familiarity of use.”
“Crucially, many of our large corporations are moving down the self service route in terms of booking resources, meeting rooms and other flexible spaces. For them, the Rendezvous software can be deployed in the most efficient manner, taking full advantage of Outlook, Exchange and other Microsoft technology available for the latest generation of tablets now gaining in popularity.”
To gain the Partnership, NFS was required to show that Rendezvous Workspace had been tested and certified for the Windows 2012 Platform, while staff were required to demonstrate their Microsoft product skills. Client references were gathered for various projects that used the Microsoft platform, and a client satisfaction survey validated the quality of NFS products.
“It’s a win-win for both NFS staff and clients,” says Luis De Souza. “For our staff it means we have proof of their hard work in developing a compliant application that can be deployed and managed in both the client’s environment and in a hosted SaaS environment, using Microsoft’s core technology. For clients, it will mean the solution will be faster to deploy, offering a level of confidence in making room scheduling easier to manage and maintain.“