Advanced Systems Integration CEO David Payne and His Customers Join Hitachi Solutions America

  Advanced Systems Integration CEO David Payne and His Customers Join Hitachi
  Solutions America

Technology Industry Entrepreneur and Microsoft Dynamics veteran joins Hitachi
              Solutions award-winning Microsoft Dynamics AX team

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- May 22, 2014

Hitachi Solutions America, a leading provider of global industry solutions
based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, today announced the
addition of David Payne. CEO and founder of Advanced Systems Integration
(ASI), Payne is a technology industry entrepreneur and one of the most highly
regarded leaders in the Microsoft Dynamics AX marketplace. He and his ASI
customers have joined Hitachi Solutions’ Microsoft Dynamics AX practice. Payne
brings deep subject matter expertise from nearly 14 years of experience with
Microsoft Dynamics.

Payne will have a senior executive role at Hitachi Solutions America and will
be a very important contributor to the business. His real-world knowledge of
implementing multiple Dynamics modules across complex global manufacturing
environments and challenging supply chain scenarios for Apparel, Distribution,
and Industrial Equipment will be incredibly valuable to the Hitachi Solutions
customers.

“We are truly blessed to add a top Microsoft Dynamics industry expert and
business entrepreneur to our group,” said Mike Gillis, President and Global
Chief Operating Officer, Hitachi Solutions America, Business Solutions Group.
“People like David, his award winning team, and his high quality customers do
not come along often. We feel very fortunate that David Payne chose us. I feel
like Hitachi got the last rose and we won!”

Payne has worked with Microsoft Dynamics AX since 1999, starting Advanced
Systems Integration in 1991. ASI built a reputation for technical excellence
and high customer satisfaction and loyalty. They also specialized in Dynamics
AX BI utilizing timeXtender ETL and TARGIT analysis and Reporting.

David Payne said of his new opportunity, “This is huge! I am delighted to be
here at Hitachi Solutions Group. I believe that the Dynamics marketplace
needs, and is clamoring for, a large, financially strong and global company
like Hitachi Solutions to step forward and assume the Microsoft Dynamics
Industry Leadership Position. With this, Hitachi Solutions will help to
advance the global adoption of Microsoft Dynamics and with it, provide
enhanced value to combined Microsoft and Hitachi Solutions clients.”

“David really gets it, he understands how the Microsoft Channel works, why
customers buy Microsoft Dynamics, how Microsoft Dynamics customers work with
partners for industry solutions that drive improved time-to-value, and how to
support Microsoft Dynamics customers over a lifetime. This sort of knowledge
can only be built through time and experience. That is why we feel so
fortunate that David and group joined,” said Greg Carter, Executive Vice
President and Chief Sales Officer, Hitachi Solutions America, Business
Solutions Group.

When Payne is not spending time on Microsoft Dynamics, he enjoys spending time
with his wife and two children and traveling to his native New Zealand to
visit family and friends.

Hitachi Solutions is a global organization with head offices in Tokyo, Japan;
Irvine, California; London, England; Toronto, Canada; Chennai, India; and
Singapore, Republic of Singapore. To learn more, visit
http://us.dynamics.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi Solutions

Hitachi Solutions, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a core member of
Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi Group and a
recognized leader in delivering proven business and IT strategies and
solutions to companies across many industries. The company provides
value-driven services throughout the IT life cycle from systems planning to
systems integration, operation and maintenance. Hitachi Solutions delivers
products and services of superior value to customers worldwide through key
subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, China and India. The flagship
company in the Hitachi Group's information and communication system solutions
business, Hitachi Solutions also offers solutions for social innovation such
as smart cities. For more information on Hitachi Solutions, please visit:
http://www.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics Business of Hitachi Solutions Group

Hitachi Solutions Group prides itself on helping our clients to compete with
the largest global enterprises with powerful, easy to use, and affordable
industry solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
With a balanced view of strategy, people, process and technology, we work with
companies to understand their unique business needs, and provide focused
industry solutions to improve their business. From business strategy
development through application deployment and maintenance, our consultants
are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and
achieve sustainable ROI. We offer a client-focused, collaborative approach and
transfer knowledge throughout each engagement. "Global Center of Excellence"
of Hitachi Solutions America strategically promotes the Microsoft Dynamics
business of Hitachi Solutions Group globally. Hitachi Solutions Group was
awarded the 2013 U.S. Reseller Partner of the Year award and had multiple
Microsoft Dynamics Customer Excellence Award Winning clients and 6 finalists
in 2012, a record for Microsoft awards. Hitachi Solutions Group was awarded
the 2013 U.S. Reseller Partner of the Year award was recognized as the 2011
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Global partner of the year, the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics
AX Global Partner of the Year, and two-time Microsoft Dynamics US Partner of
the Year. Outside of Japan, the company conducts its business through key
subsidiaries, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. in Irvine, California; Hitachi
Solutions Europe, Ltd. in London, England; Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd. in
Toronto, Ontario; Hitachi Solutions India, Ltd. in Chennai, India; and Hitachi
Solutions (China) Co., Ltd in Singapore, Republic of Singapore. For more
information, call 949.242.1300 or visit
http://us.dynamics.hitachi-solutions.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The
company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled
9,616 billion yen ($93.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the
Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information
& telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high
functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more
information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at
http://www.hitachi.com.

Contact:

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd.
Stefanie Chimenti, 949.242.1324
Senior Marketing Analyst
schimenti@hitachi-solutions.com
 
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