Author:
Amber Brinkley
Category:
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Microsoft Dynamics AX

SpectraWatt Selects Tribridge and Microsoft Dynamics AX to Support Growing Photovoltaic Solar Cell Production in North America

Published: February 26, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2010) – Tribridge (www.tribridge.com), a leading U.S-based IT services and business consulting firm, has entered into a contract with SpectraWatt, a manufacturer and distributor of photovoltaic solar cells, to provide software and services to deploy an ERP system for the start-up company’s new production facility and administrative offices in Fishkill, N.Y.

To support the rapid growth the firm is expecting over the next several years, SpectraWatt selected a robust but user-friendly ERP solution to replace its current solution. In the latter part of 2009, SpectraWatt prepared a set of evaluation criteria and conducted a thorough search and evaluation process, which distilled down to a choice between several well known ERP vendors.

 

In January 2010, Tribridge was chosen to implement a Microsoft Dynamics AX solution with capabilities in Financials, Order Management, Supply Chain Planning, Procurement, Production, Inventory Management, Warehousing Management and Human Resources Management. Tribridge will deploy the implementation in two phases over the next six months.

 

“SpectraWatt’s focus is to implement efficient, cost-effective systems that advance our business capabilities quickly and seamlessly, and we are confident Tribridge’s ERP systems will help us maintain those standards,” said Eric Johnson , SpectraWatt’s VP of Finance.  “We feel comfortable knowing that accountability for our success on this project reaches the senior executive level at Tribridge which demonstrates a strong commitment to our business.”

 

SpectraWatt was founded as a spin out from Intel Corporation and is a U.S.-based manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells focused on delivering innovative products to the solar market. 

 

“It’s inherent to our guiding principles to partner with entrepreneurial businesses. They make up the backbone of American innovation,” says Tribridge Chairman and CEO Tony DiBenedetto. “We hope to play a small role in developing and supporting SpectraWatt’s processes so they can focus on their pioneering work in photovoltaic production.”

  

About Tribridge

Founded in 1998, Tribridge is a national IT services and business consultancy dedicated to helping organizations become more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. Headquartered in Tampa, Tribridge has 13 offices throughout the U.S. and in Europe and serves 2,000 loyal customers. Commitment, character and community are at the center of our business and drive us to deliver an exceptional customer experience, promote rapid return on investments and build lasting partnerships. Our 300+ consulting and technology professionals average 20 years of experience and are committed to delivering high-performance business technology solutions to customers across a number of diverse industries and markets.

 

About SpectraWatt

SpectraWatt is a manufacturer and supplier of photovoltaic cells for the solar industry.  In addition to focusing on advanced solar cell technologies, SpectraWatt concentrates on improvements in current manufacturing processes and capabilities to reduce the cost of photovoltaic energy generation. Its mission is to deliver solar energy at grid parity through product and manufacturing technology innovation. Investors include Intel Capital, Cogentrix Energy, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund and Solon SE.

 

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