ProEst Estimating Software Achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Reaching highest level of partner status allows ProEst to leverage latest Microsoft technologies as it continually enhances its construction estimating software solutions.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., January 5, 2009: ProEst Estimating Software, a leading provider of construction estimating and takeoff technology solutions, today announced that it has achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.

Gold Certified Partners demonstrate the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies. As a result, this elite set of partners, including ProEst Estimating, gain a closer working relationship with Microsoft while having access to resources that give them a competitive edge.

With its previous recognition as a Microsoft Certified Partner, ProEst demonstrated ISV/Software Solutions Competency for its ProEst Takeoff solution. At that time, independent third party testing was done to ensure that ProEst Takeoff was compatible with Microsoft operating systems. ProEst Estimating elevation to Gold Certified Partner status reinforces the companys commitment to developing leading edge construction software that complements its clients other business tools, such as Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Taking the additional steps to become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner gives us access to the latest development tools and technologies, said Jeffrey Gerardi, president of ProEst Estimating. Having this top-level access to key Microsoft resources will help us continue providing our clients with state-of-the-art, industry specific software solutions.

ProEst Estimating commitment to enhancing its products with new technology is demonstrated in the just-released ProEst Takeoff 2009. This new software release includes digital takeoff technology for performing take-offs on screen using electronic plans and a mouse, which saves time and storage space, and reduces the costs associated with printing paper plans.

* Testing was conducted independently by VeriTest, a testing service of Lionbridge Technologies.

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ProEst is the developer of ProEst estimation software and ProEst Takeoff software, and ProEst Takeoff software, simple, powerful and innovative estimating solutions for construction. An industry leader since 1976, ProEst Estimating Software is used by more than 6,500 construction firms nationwide. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, ProEst is committed to streamlining and improving the estimating process by continuously enhancing its products to deliver the latest advances in technology. Digital takeoff technology, a Microsoft Office 2003 look and feel and seamless integration with popular software programs are just some examples.