Horizons Awarded Silver Application Developer Certification for Quality Essentials Suite

August 28, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) – For the first time, we have achieved Silver Level Application Developer Competency from Microsoft for our quality management solution, Quality Essentials Suite (QES).

This achievement is a new area of competency for Horizons. It represents an investment in expanding our knowledge and capabilities to better serve the needs of our manufacturing and services customers and prospects. It also helps us serve the expanding needs of many industries seeking effective solutions in quality management.

QES is revolutionizing the attitude towards management of quality control data – propelling the opportunity to have exceptional quality management systems within any industry, for companies of any size, on any Microsoft platform (or no platform at all) at an affordable cost for unlimited concurrent users.

Being recognized by Microsoft and passing stringent guidelines for this certification acknowledges Horizons’ ongoing astuteness for meeting today’s business trends with industry-leading software solutions.

“Horizons has proudly held Microsoft Gold and Silver Certified partner honours for our manufacturing solutions for most of three decades,” says Frances Donnelly, Director Product Development and Sales, “so it is an honour to continue being recognized for our commitment to developing within the high standards of the Microsoft community in new software areas as well.”

This recognition is timely. Over the next 12 to 18 months many manufacturers and distributors in industries such as chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, automotive, oil & gas, medical devices, labels and packaging will find themselves, directly or indirectly, needing to deal with an increasing weight of data collection, retention and accessibility.

Horizons discovered most businesses perceive these kinds of changes in regulatory requirements as very costly to accommodate. End users may be driven to seek alternative business solutions because they become convinced that their existing systems were not architected to accommodate these new needs.

Horizons hopes this extra acknowledgement from Microsoft will assure small to large businesses on any of the Dynamics platforms, such changes may not be necessary when adopting Quality Essentials Suite (QES) as an affordable option.

To help evaluate and introduce our solution we have prepared a series of short Quality Essentials Suite videos, showcasing features that will assist in handling these challenges.

Media Inquiries:

Frances Donnelly
Director Product Development & Sales
Horizons International
800 287 8014 ext 811

Horizons International:

Founded in 1987, Horizons International has worked closely with Microsoft Business Solutions Dynamics GP. As Microsoft releases new versions of their products, Horizons is one of the first tightly integrated, certified ISVs to release theirs, allowing customers to take advantage of new functionality quickly. In 2009, Horizons began introduction of Quality Essentials Suite, as a platform independent, multi-user, affordable solution to exceptional data management for customers in any industry, of any size. The professionals at Horizons have over 50 years combined experience in consulting and developing for manufacturing, accounting software applications, quality and data management.

Quality Essentials Suite:

Since 2009, when QES was launched as a quality management solution with dedicated integration to Microsoft DynamicsGP, the product has been in constant development to ensure broad based access across many enterprise solutions, including all Dynamics brand solutions. Development projects continue to leverage leading trends in technology and industry to deliver targeted capabilities that are uniquely meaningful to the underserved quality and regulatory management functions. Whether an organization is engaged in quality management activities as a result of ISO certification, to meet regulatory requirements or for the strategic benefit of delivering higher levels of customer satisfaction there is a daily challenge to cost effectively collect, monitor, analyze and securely store relevant data. Quality Essentials Suite overcomes these challenges.