Pinnacle Renews Microsoft Certified Partner Status

2013 Microsoft PartnerARLINGTON, Texas, December 17, 2012 — The Pinnacle Corporation(Pinnacle), the leading supplier of automation technology to the convenience store and petroleum industries, announced it has earned two Silver Level Competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn each Microsoft Silver Competency, Pinnacle completed a set of tests and qualifications to prove a sophisticated level of technology expertise.

As a certified partner in Microsoft’s Partner Network, Pinnacle has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training, and support, 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.

“We are pleased to continue our certified partner status in the Microsoft Partner Network,” said Drew Mize, Pinnacle’s Chief Operating Officer. “This achievement allows us to promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft, and affords our organization benefits that enable us to drive more value into the solutions we deliver to market.”

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 at the Silver Level:

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

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

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:

Rosemary Waldrip
The Pinnacle Corporation
1-800-366-1173, extension 205