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Billingham’s Phusion bolsters market presence with Microsoft partnership

An engineering software firm has strengthened its market standing through a collaboration with a multinational technology operator.

Phusion IM has established an enhanced collaborative partnership with Microsoft.

The company, based in Billingham, near Stockton, has secured certified Microsoft Gold status, by meeting the highest standards set by the global company’s partnership programme.

Bosses said the tie-up recognises Phusion’s capabilities as an innovative developer of engineering data management solutions for industry.

They added it will allow the firm to collaborate with Microsoft on the development of new digital products and services to further grow its established presence in international markets.

Phusion IM has achieved a successful track record across more than 25 years for the delivery of information management software and services to large industry projects and blue-chip companies, such as BP and Chevron.

It has also successfully diversified following downturns in key markets, particularly oil and gas, to develop its technology-based engineering project expertise into a Software as a Service (Saas), providing a range of innovative solutions to a wide range of sectors.

Alex Hayward, managing director, said: “Maintaining a path of continual innovation is essential for our business and this enhanced Gold-level partnership with Microsoft enables us to be at the forefront of engineering data management for our UK and international customers.

“Our solutions, in particular our Master Data Model, are system agnostic to ensure they continue to be compatible with evolving technology platforms.

“Working with Microsoft will help us better understand the development of platforms and related technologies as part of our commitment to deliver the most productive, safety-driven and efficient data management technologies.”