Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 11, 2011 – Business Automation Specialists of Minnesota, Inc. (BASM), a leading professional services firm and authorized Silver Certified reseller of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, announced that Microsoft Corporation has elevated the company to Managed Partner status as an emerging partner.

Microsoft chooses its elite Managed Partners based on criteria including revenue potential, revenue growth, and an established track record of providing unique solutions using cutting-edge technologies. With this program, Microsoft and partners gain mutual benefits in product direction, sales, and marketing. Less than 5% of Microsoft partners are included in the Managed Partner program.  This program makes available Microsoft resources aimed at helping BASM accelerate the adoption of its solutions in the marketplace.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Microsoft for our commitment to our clients’ success,” said Ron Ketterling, President at BASM. “This clearly acknowledges the serious investment we have made in Microsoft and a result of our team’s outstanding contributions in helping our clients adopt Microsoft Technology.”

Microsoft allocates dedicated headcount to help only a select group of partners grow their business.  As part of being a Managed Partner, BASM will have inside connections and insights directly with Dynamics NAV group within Microsoft. “This is a huge advantage for BASM clients,” offers Ketterling.

About Business Automation Specialists

Business Automation Specialists leverages 26 years of practical business experience with software technology to help mid-sized manufacturers and distributors capitalize on their unique business strengths.  BASM has built the business by helping their clients build theirs; enabling them to become better, faster and stronger through improved management controls, cash flow and profitability. In addition to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, BASM is an authorized reseller of Sage Accpac ERP, Sage CRM, and Sage Pro ERP.  For more information on Business Automation Specialists of Minnesota, Inc., please call (763) 571-8580 or visit BASM’s website at bautomation.com.