RREAL, Client of Syvantis Technologies, Recognized Onstage at Microsoft Convergence 2015

BAXTER, Minn., United States — March 18, 2015 —Jason Edens, Director of Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), was invited to speak at Microsoft’s “Dynamics GP Product Strategy and Roadmap” keynote at Convergence 2015 on Thursday. Lead by Director of Product Marketing for Dynamics GP, Errol Schoenfish, the keynote featured a video testimonial of RREAL’s experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP on Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Office 365 products and also featured an on-stage discussion with RREAL’s Founding Director, Jason Edens.

As a client of Syvantis for over six years, RREAL has recently migrated its on-premise implementations of Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM to Syvantis GP Online™, CRM Online, and Office 365.  These cloud programs allow RREAL to manage its business more effectively from remote locations and increase its business productivity.

“We’re solar geeks not IT geeks,” said Founding Director of RREAL, Jason Edens, when asked about how his small organization can manage Dynamics CRM, GP and Office 365.  “Your products and your Microsoft partner, Syvantis Technologies in Northern Minnesota, allow us to focus on what we do best.”

RREAL was founded in 2000 by Jason Edens to help low-income families get through cold Minnesota winters by supplying solar energy solutions to their homes. Since their humble beginnings, RREAL has grown into a stable non-profit providing solar energy support across the nation. RREAL has gone from operating out of a cold garage to manufacturing their own products and helping 100 under-privileged families per year across 10 states.

RREAL strives to alleviate fuel poverty by installing solar panels on low-income family homes. To ensure they serve more people cost effectively, RREAL chose to manufacture the solar panels they install. They needed robust client management and accounting tools to manage the growing intricacies of the business.