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Critical Manufacturing renews Microsoft's Gold Certification status

September 12, 2012

Critical Manufacturing renews Microsoft's Gold Certification status

Critical Manufacturing, the creator of the next generation Microsoft based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) cmNavigo, announced that it has retained the Microsoft Partner Network Gold Status in Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Software Development competencies.

Critical Manufacturing is very pleased to, once again, have its technical competences recognized within the demanding requirements of the Microsoft Partner Network. Being part of this restricted group provides guarantees to our customers regarding the knowledge and support for Microsoft products and technologies” states Adélio Fernandes, Critical Manufacturing’s VP for Technology.

Critical Manufacturing’s flagship product cmNavigo continues to be the leading innovative Manufacturing Execution System for high-tech industries. It takes advantage of the integration, interoperability and feature rich Microsoft technology stack that enables a state-of-the-art user experience, world class performance and scalability coupled with a low total cost of ownership” explains João Cortez, Critical Manufacturing’s Product Manager. “Microsoft has been very creative and innovative in providing a platform that allows Critical Manufacturing to focus on the business aspects of the Manufacturing Execution System leveraging the Microsoft standard infrastructure for enterprise applications”, he adds.

Critical Manufacturing retains the Gold Status in two competencies: the Software Development competency demonstrates the company’s ability to develop solutions that leverage Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 to create the best path from customer ideas to business impact; and the Independent Software Vendor (ISV) competency recognizes the skill and focus in delivering innovative solutions to meet the customer needs.

The two competency achievements demonstrate Critical Manufacturing’s commitment to quality, innovation as well as the company’s strong knowledge on building advanced products and customized applications for high-tech industries.


Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of internationally renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for advanced manufacturing industries. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany, China and USA.

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