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Qual Software House Strikes Gold

September 8 2006

QSR International has announced that it is the first qualitative research software developer in the world to become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

The award is made to companies demonstrating an extremely high level of competence and expertise with specific areas of Microsoft technology. Ms Pip Marlow, Director SMS&P, Microsoft Australia describes QSR as 'an innovative company that's leading the international market in the development of qualitative research software' and praises its 'commitment to making sophisticated software applications user-friendly based on the Microsoft platform'.

QSR is based in Melbourne, Australia with offices also in London, Massachusetts and California. Its flagship products XSight and NVivo 7 are both designed to help researchers and other people working with non-numerical data to compile, compare and make sense of their information quickly and easily.

QSR International CEO John Owen said the certification was a significant achievement for the company and its 300,000 users, which include the likes of Oxford University, Ipsos-MORI and Harvard Medical School. Among the advantages of the award, QSR will now have advance access to emerging Microsoft technologies, allowing new software releases better future-proofing in line with Microsoft developments. 'We know from our own research and sales that our software is unique' says Owen, 'and is changing the way people in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific conduct research... to be recognised by Microsoft in this way is just the icing on the cake.'

QSR International is online at www.qsrinternational.com .

All articles 2006-19 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas.

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