16 April 2013

Experlogix and Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. Form Strategic Partnership

Hitachi Solutions America to offer the Experlogix Product Configurator to Microsoft Dynamics® CRM and ERP customers

SANTA BARBARA, CA - April 16, 2013 - Experlogix, Inc., the leading provider of product configurator solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, announced today it has entered a strategic partnership with Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., to sell the Experlogix Product Configurator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and AX.

"We are very pleased to have Hitachi on board as a new strategic reseller partner," said Christian Stepien, President of Experlogix. "Hitachi has been long recognized as one of Microsoft's premier channel partners delivering products, implementation services and business consulting expertise to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and AX customers. Given their industry focus on Manufacturing, Distribution and Professional Services, all of which have a strong need for a configurator, Hitachi is well aligned with the industries that Experlogix typically serves. Without question, their team's depth of industry expertise gives us confidence that our products will be well represented within their customer engagements."

"Experlogix's seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and AX along with its deep manufacturing, distribution, and services industry capabilities help us deliver easy to use, yet highly functional solutions to our target customers," said Greg Carter, Senior Vice President, Hitachi Solutions America, Business Solution Group. "Whenever our customers come to us with CPQ (Configure Price Quote) needs we know we can count on Experlogix to solve even the most complex quoting and order automation requirements."

Experlogix and Hitachi recently completed their first joint customer installation at Spectra Logic Corporation, a Boulder, Colorado based technology firm specializing in tape and disk backup and archive products for a variety of industries. "Hitachi's knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM combined with Experlogix's expertise with complex quote and order management solutions has been invaluable during our implementation process," said Brian Grainger, Spectra Logic Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "The Experlogix Product Configurator has been extremely flexible and fully capable of meeting our requirements, and it has been quick to deploy. We also really appreciated Hitachi's and Experlogix's ability to be available on short notice during the roll-out process."

'Looking forward," said Grainger, "the seamless integration between Dynamics CRM and Experlogix will allow us to more quickly and accurately put together sales forecasts as well as our parts inventory ordering forecasts. This will save Spectra considerable time and money."

ABOUT EXPERLOGIX

Experlogix is a Microsoft Gold Certified product configurator independent software vendor (ISV) specializing in fully integrated quote and order automation solutions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP. Available via the web or offline, Experlogix Configurators deliver the scalability and flexibility needed to handle virtually any configure, price, quote (CPQ) requirement at a low total cost of ownership. More than 800 companies worldwide in a variety of industries rely on Experlogix, including Konica Minolta, TelePacific Communications, MTN Satellite Communications, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe, iBahn, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Nikon Instruments, Hitachi Construction Machinery, AMX and FEI Company. For more information, visit www.experlogix.com.

ABOUT HITACHI SOLUTIONS, LTD.

Hitachi Solutions 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. 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. Hitachi Solutions 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 three key subsidiaries, Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., Hitachi Solutions Europe, Ltd. and Hitachi Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. For more information, call 949.242.1300 or visit www.us.dynamics.hitachi-solutions.com.

ABOUT SPECTRA LOGIC

Spectra Logic defines, designs, and delivers innovative data protection through tape and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation Spectra Logic challenges expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies. With over 30 years of experience in storage, Spectra Logic’s goal is to develop high-density, feature-rich storage products with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide. For more information: www.spectralogic.com.

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