Avanade recently earned the AMR industry certification for both 'Professional Services' and 'Distribution'. This valued certification recognises Avanade's in-depth industry expertise and high level of customer satisfaction. AMR Research's industry certification is part of Microsoft's new partner certification program.Microsoft has redefined and reshaped its existing partner certification. In this context, Microsoft has added the possibility for its Dynamics AX partners to certify for specific industries. The purpose of this certification is to enable end customers to more easily and more objectively identify Microsoft partners with recognised industry-specific skills and expertise. This new level of transparency will assure customers that they receive a higher level of industry competenceMicrosoft's partner certification program still includes requirements in regards to sales volume, number of Microsoft certified professionals, quality of implementation skills and so on. The industry certification by AMR Research is just an additional tool for end customers to better select their Dynamics AX partner of choice.AMR's industry certification program is based on objective research executed on active industry customers of the respective partner that wants to certify. Results are based on expertise and delivery of functionality specific to a given industry, and on the level of satisfaction and willingness to recommend their Microsoft partner.AMR Research is now part of Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.For more information about Avanade ERP for Professional Services solutions, visit our Professional Services Industry page.