Solar Power, Inc. and Advanced Systems Integration Use Microsoft Dynamics AX to Connect Overseas Supply Chain

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Advanced Systems Integration (ASi) is pleased to announce the selection of Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta) by Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI") (OTCBB: SOPW). Microsoft Dynamics AX was selected by Solar Power, Inc. to better power its worldwide operations.

We evaluated multiple partners and selected Advanced Systems Integration (ASi) because of their deep understanding of Microsoft Dynamics AX including project accounting and their familiarity with construction industry standards.

Advanced Systems Integration (ASi) is pleased to announce the selection of Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions Axapta) by Solar Power, Inc. ("SPI") (OTCBB: SOPW). Microsoft Dynamics AX was selected by Solar Power, Inc. to better power its worldwide operations.

Solar Power, Inc., headquartered in Roseville, California, is a vertically integrated manufacturer, designer, and installer of Photovoltaic (PV) solar electric energy solutions and related components. The company sells and installs commercial and residential photovoltaic solar electricity systems within the United States. Residential customers are served by a growing franchise network of Yes! Solar SolutionsTM retail stores. Large commercial systems, like the one the company recently installed at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, are sold by Solar Power, Inc. SPI also sells its products throughout Asia and Europe to a network of turnkey distributors.

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Bob Wood, at SPI commented, "We needed a business application that was easy to use. It needed to be very scalable, highly configurable and provide the necessary tools to automate our entire global operations from design to build. After rigorous evaluations we selected Microsoft Dynamics AX."

Microsoft Dynamics AX is multi-language, multi-currency, enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform built entirely on Microsoft technology. With native customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) functionality, Microsoft Dynamics AX provides manufacturers, distributors or service-based organizations the necessary tools to profitably manage their business. Solar Power foresees the following benefits from its implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX:

  • Support for growth. One of the primary objectives of the implementation is to provide Solar Power, Inc. with a technology that will allow management considerable growth.
  • Improved reporting. Microsoft Dynamics AX will enable the company to produce statutory accounting and management information more rapidly than before, allowing management to make business decisions that are more timely and effective.
  • Accuracy of data. Instead of relying on spreadsheets and multiple systems and processes, Solar Power, Inc. will take advantage of the Microsoft Dynamics AX capability to integrate many routines into one, eliminating repetitive data entry and thereby increasing accuracy.
  • Better planning. Both business planning and resources planning are expected to improve with Solar Power, Inc.'s new Microsoft technology.
  • More efficient supply chain management. Now it will be automated to a large extent, providing the company with the capability to support the larger and more complex manufacturing processes that it anticipates.

Solar Power, Inc. reviewed several channel partners before selecting Advanced Systems Integration. The company's Controller, Peggy Jett, added, "We evaluated multiple partners and selected Advanced Systems Integration (ASi) because of their deep understanding of Microsoft Dynamics AX including project accounting and their familiarity with construction industry standards."

Jeff Onesto, Director of Business Development at ASi, concluded, "We are extremely proud to have been chosen by Solar Power as their implementation partner in North America. As one of the original Damgaard Partners in the U.S. and supporting an estimated 1,500 concurrent users across North America, our team's reputation for deployment success and doing the right thing without excuses the first time, has created on-going demand for our services and has enabled our customer base to expand even during this tough financial slowdown."        
 
About Solar Power, Inc: Founded in 2005, Solar Power, Inc. (OTCBB: SOPW) is a vertically integrated solar energy solution provider offering the North American residential, commercial and public sector building markets a complete solution through a single brand. Solar Power, Inc. provides turn-key, design-build solutions through its Roseville, CA headquarters. Yes! Solar, Inc., DBA Yes! Solar Solutions, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Power, Inc. Yes! Solar Solutions offers the U.S. residential and medium-to-small-sized business market segments turnkey solutions through a single brand. The Yes! Solar website can be visited at http://www.yessolarsolutions.com.

About ASi: Advanced Systems Integration, Inc. (ASi) is a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics AX and Learning Solutions partner founded in 1991. ASi delivers comprehensive enterprise class applications that improve customer relations, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across supply chains and business operations. ASi also offers industry specific extensions integrated with Microsoft Dynamics AX solution. Based in Orange County, California, ASi serves the Southern California greater area including the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino. Please visit the company's web site at http://www.advancedsystemsintegration.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics: Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply-chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business. http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/ax/default.mspx

About Microsoft: Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. http://www.microsoft.com

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