First Solar Awards Advanced Solutions With Product Lifecycle Management Contract

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LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) -   Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI), an Autodesk Platinum Partner and Authorized Training Center (ATC), has been selected as the PLM Advisor and Implementation Specialist for First Solar.

First Solar is a pioneer in Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions, currently operating many of the world's largest grid-connected PV power plants in existence. First Solar provides commercial solar energy solutions enabling a world powered with sustainable, dependable, and affordable solar electricity.

Under the awarded contract, ASI Product Lifecycle Management will modernize the current First Solar internal process for bill of materials management, change order procedures, and new product introduction. The project also includes a PLM integration within the current ERP system, led by the First Solar team, as well as the implementation of the PLM solution across multi-functional divisions, which will improve the organizations overall productivity and efficiency.

Advanced Solutions is proud to have been chosen by First Solar as its PLM Advisor and Implementation Specialist. "Successfully navigating a complex RFP process and being awarded the First Solar project, from a list of leaders in the industry, like Arena and SAP, has proven our ability to provide best-in-class PLM solutions," says Jason Barnett, PLM Product Manager for ASI Product Lifecycle Management. Advanced Solutions continues to meet the challenges customers are facing with managing product and process innovation, in today's fast changing business environment.

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About Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC

Advanced Solutions Product Lifecycle Management, LLC is an authorized Autodesk® PLM 360 advisor, trainer, and support provider, specializing in all aspects of Product Lifecycle Management. As an Autodesk® PLM 360 Advisor, Advanced Solutions is recognized as a trusted partner to design, implement, integrate and support the Autodesk PLM 360 software platform. For additional information about ASI Product Lifecycle Management, visit our website at

About First Solar, Inc.

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar's renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit

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