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Invensys integrates asset management software with Microsoft financial applications

Joint development effort will provide "out of the box" solution for integrating plant asset management information with business financials

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA (INVENSYS CUSTOMER CONFERENCE) - December 4, 2006 - The Avantis unit of Invensys Process Systems today announced that it has developed a new business system integration module for the Avantis.PRO enterprise asset management (EAM) software application. The new module, developed in conjunction with Microsoft, will provide standard integration between Avantis.PRO R4.1 and Microsoft® Dynamics™ AX Release 4.0 and Microsoft Dynamics GP Professional 9.0 business management applications. (Formerly Microsoft Axapta and Microsoft Great Plains) When available early in 2007, this important addition to the Avantis integration suite will eliminate much of the time and effort typically involved with integrating appropriate information from plant asset management systems into enterprise-level financial applications.

"As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Avantis has already demonstrated the highest level of expertise in creating and implementing solutions based on Microsoft technologies, such as our award-winning Invensys.CM real-time equipment conditioning monitoring capability," commented Neil Cooper, General Manager of the Avantis unit of Invensys Process Systems. "Our new business system integration module builds on this foundation to ensure a standard, 'out of the box' integration solution for Avantis users who also use Microsoft Dynamics. It will help to support full and open communication access throughout the business enterprise."

"This new integration solution represents another important cooperative development effort to emerge from the strategic, long-term relationship between Microsoft and Invensys," said Glenn Bray, Senior Director, Industry Solutions - Microsoft Business Solutions. "It brings together world-class business and EAM solutions from Microsoft and Avantis to provide a complete ERP solution for mid-market manufacturing clients."

About Avantis
For more than 20 years, customers throughout the world have relied on Avantis enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions to improve resource productivity by driving down operating costs, minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime and maximizing financial return on capital assets. Avantis is part of the Invensys Process Systems group.

About Invensys
Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.
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