VIPER MOTORCYCLE COMPANY SELECTS SOFTBRANDS'' FOURTH SHIFT EDITION FOR SAP BUSINESS ONE AS ITS ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE SYSTEM
17 December 2004 - SoftBrands
Viper Motorcycles has selected SoftBrands'' Fourth Shift Edition for SAP(R) Business One as its enterprise software system through SoftBrands'' authorized Sales Partner, Business-First.
Viper Motorcycle Company is preparing for its upcoming IPO, which will see the firm issue 1.8 million shares, according to the Company''s registration statement. SoftBrands is a global leader in enterprise software for businesses in the manufacturing and hospitality sectors.
Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One, a joint business management and manufacturing system from SAP and SoftBrands, is tailored to meet the needs of small and midsize manufacturers.
Viper Motorcycle Company, based in Minnesota, is engaged in designing, developing, producing and commercializing premium custom V-Twin heavyweight motorcycles popularly known as ''cruisers.''
''Viper has changed and grown in the past three years, and as a result, we needed a deep manufacturing solution. We looked to our partners SAP and Business-First to help provide an enterprise software solution that would meet our changing needs, and the answer was Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One -- an outstanding, proven manufacturing extension that includes business processes, workflow and documentation. This works as a single solution within our existing SAP Business One implementation. We continue to appreciate the value of our SAP-based partnership and, as we go public and beyond, we know that we can depend upon our business partners to meet and even exceed our needs,'' said Garry Lowenthal, interim chief financial officer, Viper Motorcycles.
''The implementation of Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One will enable Viper Motorcycle to increase both efficiency and productivity in manufacturing, materials management and finance. In today''s globally networked, demand-driven economy, Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One is used to support innovation and business growth,'' said Phil Moen, vice president and general manager, Fourth Shift Edition.
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