This proves KalSoft's strong relationship with Microsoft and its determination to be the number one ISV in the region

July 25 - 31, 2005

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd, the leading IT solution provider in Pakistan and Microsoft's elite business partner in the MEA region, has recently been accorded with the prestigious awards for achieving excellence in the cutting edge information technology.

Khurram Kalia, the youthful chief of KalSoft received the "Best ISV Partner" award presented at the opening ceremony of Microsoft's Pakistan Developers Conference (PDC) 2005.

Speaking on the occasion, Khurram Kalia, CTO of KalSoft, said: "We are delighted that Microsoft has recognized KalSoft as an elite partner. KalSoft enjoys a very strong relationship with Microsoft and this latest attainment will only strengthen the relationship between the two companies. This milestone achievement will allow us to remain ahead of the competition and will aid us to provide even better services to our customers".

The Microsoft integrated e-business solutions competency was awarded last week to KalSoft for demonstrating strong knowledge and experience in the deployment of Internet based solutions and infrastructure solutions using Microsoft technologies. KalSoft also has Microsoft competencies in Learning Solutions, Business Solutions and Information Worker Productivity Solution. This achievement of a competency further demonstrates KalSoft's profound abilities and commitment to the Microsoft platform.

The third award was presented to KalSoft at the Microsoft Summit held in Swat a few days ago. The summit brought together the Chief Executives for the Microsoft partners of the region to discuss various performance and strategic issues. The summit also saw the start of the annual "Circle of Excellence Award", established to award those partners and their Chief Executives who have shown a high degree of excellence. KalSoft received the award in the ISV category, whilst Khurram Kalia, Kalsoft's CTO, was awarded for his individual performance by leading the company with clear vision and judgment that has been the essence of KalSoft success, holding a position in the industry that other ISVs have strived for.

KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd. has also been awarded with Gold Partner Status, making them a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, officially announced on the last day of the KalSoft fiscal year, June 30th. This most prestigious high level award was achieved as a result of KalSoft's proven competence in designing and providing solutions based on leading edge Microsoft technologies.

These successions of awards and the unique prestigious status no doubt prove KalSoft's strong relationship with Microsoft and its determination to be the number one ISV in the region, paving the way for others to follow.


SMEDA (The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority) took the bold initiative of developing the first ever B2B portal in Pakistan, designed and developed by KalSoft (Pvt) Ltd specifically to promote and support the SME (small and medium enterprises) sector of Pakistan. SMEDA approached KalSoft, the leading IT solution providers in Pakistan, to translate their vision into reality. KalSoft proposed a solution entirely built on state-of-the-art Microsoft technologies comprising the highly innovative .NET framework, SQL Server 2000 and Service Oriented Architecture. The project was awarded to KalSoft because of its proven competence on the Microsoft platform and KalSoft in return successfully designed and developed the portal ( that was officially launched on 25th June 2005.

KalSoft team of consultants worked in close coordination with SMEDA personnel from the inception of the project to final deployment to make IIN a success. As this was a first of its kind undertaking by SMEDA, infrastructure and technological challenges were faced and eventually overcome by KalSoft and SMEDA. This project is a strategic win for both KalSoft and Microsoft as the portal acts as a role model for many small businesses and the Government of Pakistan in particular, as the government is also in the process of implementing e-government services.

The coveted Gold Partner status has been achieved as a result of KaSoft's proven competence in designing and providing solutions based on leading edge Microsoft platforms, as this certification is granted only to elite Microsoft Business Partners.

This latest and most prestigious high level achievements follows last week's Microsoft awards for "most promising ISV" and the achievement of the integrated e-business solutions competency by KalSoft. It has also acquired volume licensing re-sellers, IOP and premium systems awards for ISV, while Khurram Kalia, CTO of KalSoft, was honored on individual high performance.

Ali Junejo, BDM of KalSoft Consulting Services said this meant a very promising and successful beginning for new fiscal year and hoped they would strive to maintain the highest status as reflected by Microsoft.