Vizient Inc. attained a gold Data Analytics competency for it delivered “best-in-class” ability and commitments. Thus, keeping in mind Microsoft’s consumers’ evolving needs in today’s digital and cloud-first world. The company said that its approach worked toward distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

To reach a point and earn Microsoft gold Competency, partners need to successfully complete exams that will help them be called Microsoft Certified Professionals after proving their level of expertise.

Post that, they are designated with one Microsoft competency while ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. To attain the certification, they must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass sales assessments.

Vizient is a services-led, analytics-enabled healthcare performance improvement company that puts data for solutions while aligning quality, cost, and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s hospitals. The award undoubtedly goes to Vizient after seeing its ability to guide member hospitals through its data application solutions while improving performance and reducing cost.

“This Microsoft gold Data Analytics competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft’s products and services,” said Andy DeShong, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Information Technology (IT) and Product Development at Vizient Inc. “We plan to accelerate our members’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”

“By achieving a Gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, One Commercial Partner (OCP) at Microsoft Corp. “These partners have a deep expertise that puts them in the top of our partner ecosystem, and their proficiency will help customers drive innovative solutions.”

The data analytics competency acknowledges partners who demonstrate expertise in creating business solutions and have shown exemplary performance in connecting data transformations, data sources, and modeling, as well as visualizing data.