MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - EXIA, a leader in business intelligence (BI) consulting, data management and predictive analytics, is proud to announce that it has achieved Gold status as a Microsoft Gold Data Analytics partner. This affirms EXIA's leadership in business intelligence, demonstrating the extent of its knowledge and experience with Microsoft solutions dedicated to business intelligence.

In obtaining this competency, EXIA undertook a rigorous process to demonstrate its skills in Microsoft business intelligence technologies. A thorough assessment of its technical expertise was conducted, including an analysis of its hands-on experience using client cases. This was achieved by conducting evaluations with its client base to demonstrate their satisfaction both in terms of service obtained and technologies used for each project, in order for EXIA to achieve Gold Certified Partner status for the Microsoft ecosystem.

EXIA was assessed on a wide range of Microsoft business intelligence technologies. The technologies evaluated were: Power BI (an interactive data visualization tool), Cloud ML (to create, test and deploy predictive analytics models), HD Insights (to analyze big data) and Cloud AZURE (Microsoft's cloud service platform).

"In order to reach our goal of meeting the needs of all types of organizations, we are committed to offering the best software solutions to help our clients enhance their business intelligence performance," said Éric Bélanger, President of EXIA. "We handpicked leading solutions, including those in the Microsoft environment. By announcing our attainment of Microsoft Gold Data Analytics status today, we are giving notice that we are meeting the requirements to cover the entire data lifecycle through innovative, progressive solutions."

Obtaining the Microsoft Gold status for data analytics technologies demonstrates EXIA's capacity to understand the business needs of organizations and to implement solutions that enable its clients to achieve the levels of data analysis, monitoring and use they need to capitalize on the information they possess.

About EXIA

EXIA is a business intelligence, data management and predictive analytics consulting firm that provides products, services and expertise combined with best practices to help clients achieve their business goals. Founded in 2010 by three experienced specialists, EXIA today employs more than 40 consultants to carry out critical projects for its clients. In addition to its partnerships with large software organizations such as WhereScape, Tableau and Microsoft, EXIA has been developing its own advanced proprietary BI solutions since 2015 to support its clients.

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