Barhead Solutions announced its Finance & Operations (F&O) team has achieved the Microsoft Silver Competency for Cloud Business Applications Unified Operations option, showcasing the results of a growth strategy for its F&O business unit that was built from the ground up only a year ago.
The Silver Competency demonstrates Barhead’s expertise in Microsoft’s cloud business applications. To qualify, consultants and developers must have acquired a combination of Core Finance and Operations and Microsoft Dynamics certifications that serve as proof a Microsoft partner can harness the full capabilities of Microsoft’s suite of business applications. This is in addition to completing new large-scale deployments with a minimum number of monthly active users as well as facilitating functional consultants’ growth.
Jennifer Maritz, the General Manager of Barhead’s F&O business unit, says the Silver Competency is a direct result of the F&O team achieving the goals Barhead set for its newly established business unit. She says, ‘When Barhead established the F&O team, we wanted to do two things: build a customer base, and create a team with the right skills to deliver projects for clients. We managed to achieve both in a short amount of time.’
Investing in the right people and creating a culture that fosters innovation were key to the F&O team achieving the Silver Competency within a year. Barhead has been focusing on hiring and training accountants for its F&O team to build trust with customers. In a show of commitment to its customers, the F&O team started training hired accountants during office hours, something not usually done even in the largest of companies. With their background in accounting and extensive training in advanced Microsoft technology solutions, Barhead F&O consultants have a deep understanding of customers’ needs and deliver results for their businesses.