GAINESVILLE, GA, Mar 14, 2014
EpiGrid, LLC, the first cloud-hosted solution for SolidWorks EPDM, was recently named a SolidWorks certified service partner – one of only 12 companies worldwide to achieve this certification.
SolidWorks certified service partners specialize in the professional implementation and customization of the SolidWorks Enterprise product data management (EPDM) system, and have been proven to possess the knowledge, experience, and expertise required to tailor and optimize implementations to meet specific customer needs and maximize productivity.
“This certification is a huge benefit for our clients,” said EpiGrid CTO, Chad Garrish. “Clients can be confident they’re getting support at every level – from us at a partner level, from SolidWorks at a corporate level and from their reseller.”
EpiGrid has as small but highly qualified staff including two certified SolidWorks professionals (CSWP), and three certified SolidWorks professionals-data management. In addition, the company partners with SolidWorks value added resellers (VARs) to streamline the EPDM sales, implementation and management process.
One of EpiGrid’s partners, SolidWorks reseller Hawk Ridge Systems, understands the extra value EpiGrid can offer as a service partner. “EpiGrid has an industry-changing solution with their hosted architecture and their certification just enhances our confidence in their ability to support our customers,” said John Peros, the director of data management at Hawk Ridge Systems.
As the first certified service partner to offer a cloud solution, EpiGrid is leading the transition to hosted data management for improved mobility, security and collaboration.
“We’re the only service provider in the world offering a hosted solution for EPDM,” said Garrish. “And with our designation as a SolidWorks certified service partner, I feel that our relationship with SolidWorks, the resellers and the SolidWorks community at large has been cemented. EpiGrid and hosted EPDM is here to stay.”
Companies from all avenues of the SolidWorks community understand the value EpiGrid can offer as a partner. SolidBox, the premier provider of servers, workstations, and laptops configured specifically for SolidWorks, is also an EpiGrid partner who feels strongly about the added benefit of the certification.
“To be partnered with SolidWorks is an amazing industry validation,” said SolidBox president, Chris Castle. “Users know that certified service partners will live up to the exacting standards they’ve come to expect from the leading CAD software on the planet.”