In my blogs I have often said that one of the benefits of IPM is that it is Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD). This is clearly something we are very proud of, but I also know that for some of you, it may just seem like a jumble of letters and a logo on our website.
So what does an accreditation like this one really mean for people who buy the IPM project management software? Well, as our product is built on the Microsoft framework, Microsoft had to ensure that it was a solid offering and worthy of the Microsoft name. In order to do this, Microsoft really put IPM through its paces, including undergoing vigorous testing by independent software testers. As you can imagine, Microsoft has a very sturdy reputation to uphold so they have to be careful about who they give this accreditation to, as it is essentially a recommendation and endorsement from Microsoft.
For you, the end user, this means you can be sure our product will stand up and be a solid solution to help manage projects. We are not ‘flaky’ with hidden bugs and coding issues that have the potential to derail projects, and cost companies huge sums of money. I recently came across a horror story from one Microsoft ISV who had a client that elected to go with a non Microsoft certified customisation. The result was a coder who moved jobs without documenting his coding, and the company having to do a rewrite to make the software compatible for an upgrade to CRM 4.0. Problems like this can cost companies huge amounts of time, money and effort.
So considering the vigorous process software needs to go through in order to secure the CfMD accreditation, it is a good indication of a product that won’t cost you time, money and effort later down the track.
If you’d like to find out more about our Microsoft certified software, please do not hesitate to contact us.