Pinnacle Renews Microsoft® Partner Status for 11th Consecutive Year

Automation technology solution provider further distinguishes itself by earning Gold status in the Microsoft Partner Network

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 24 — The Pinnacle Corporation, the leading supplier of automation technology to the convenience retail and petroleum industries, announced that it has renewed its certification status in the Microsoft Partner Network, and earned the highest (Gold) level status available. This achievement demonstrates Pinnacle’s ongoing ability to meet and exceed Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To achieve this task Pinnacle completed a set of tests and qualifications to prove a sophisticated level of technology expertise, marking Pinnacle’s 11th consecutive year in earning its way into the Microsoft’s Partner Network program.

“We continue to invest in Microsoft’s Partner Network each year and to achieve the levels we are able to obtain is a significant investment on our part. Our partnership with Microsoft demonstrates our ongoing commitment to evolving technologies that become part of the solutions we deliver to the c-store and petroleum markets, and affords us a level of resources and training from Microsoft professionals that we would not otherwise be able to obtain.” said Drew Mize, Pinnacle’s Chief Operating Officer.

Microsoft Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training, and support for Microsoft platforms and tools, providing a unique and competitive advantage in the channel. The Microsoft Partner Program was originally launched in October 2003; Pinnacle has maintained its Partner certification status since 2005.

As one of the requirements to participate in the Microsoft Partner Network, Pinnacle had to declare and qualify for at least one specialized Microsoft Competency. These Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities in specific Microsoft technologies, and each has a unique set of requirements and benefits formulated to accurately represent specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. This year Pinnacle achieved two unique Microsoft Competencies:

Gold Application Development – recognizing expertise as a Microsoft ISV, software development, and web development capabilities.

Silver Enterprise Resource Planning – recognizing expertise in deploying Microsoft Dynamics business management solutions, with specialization in Microsoft’s Dynamics GP™ platform.

For information on any Pinnacle product or service, e-mail sales-info@pinncorp.com, call 1-800-366-1173, or visit the Pinnacle website at www.pinncorp.com. 

About Pinnacle

The Pinnacle Corporation is a leader in the automation technology industry focusing on the rapidly evolving convenience store and petroleum industries. Pinnacle delivers products that automate the broad spectrum of convenience store operations and supply chain management of fuel operations. Nationwide, Pinnacle’s products and services are used daily in thousands of convenience outlets to automate and improve their store operations and by fuel marketers to increase their efficiency in the complex management of fuel delivery.

Contact Information:

Heather Smith
The Pinnacle Corporation
1-800-366-1173, extension 205