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Wellborn Cabinet Inc. Selects SAP(R) Business One for Its Dealer Network

Family Business to Integrate Operations Across Headquarters and Dealer Locations With Rollout of SAP(R) Business One for Around

ORLANDO, Fla., May 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced that Wellborn Cabinet Inc., a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry in the United States, has selected SAP(R) Business One over competitive offerings as its standard business management application to provide visibility and support growth and profitability across its network of dealers throughout North America. The selection marks a significant addition to the growing number of large enterprises deploying SAP Business One as a powerful and unified business management platform into their ecosystems to open up new avenues to efficiency, integrated business management and visibility across operating locations, dealer networks and subsidiary locations. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE(R) '06, SAP's international customer conference, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 16 - 19

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With delivery and support provided by certified SAP partners Automated Solutions Enterprises (ASE) and IMG Americas, Inc., Wellborn Inc. expects several hundred installations across its dealer network to move to SAP Business One over the next 24 months to achieve seamless integration with the mySAP(TM) Business Suite deployment at its headquarters site. The dealers, which are mainly using accounting software from Quickbooks(R) today, will benefit from the ability to manage their entire businesses in real time, as events occur, with SAP Business One -- software designed specifically to provide small and midsize enterprises with integrated business management capabilities and a single, accurate source of all critical business data.

"Our dealers are convinced by business value and results only -- and this is what SAP Business One offers," said Stanley Ezzell, vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Wellborn Inc. "We have invested in finding the very best possible solution available with a good cost/performance ratio. Our dealers are accepting it because they realize the potential and the support for their growth strategies it is providing. SAP Business One enables integration to provide high-level insight while easily drilling down to the low-level details for decision support services."

SAP Business One is seamlessly integrated with mySAP Business Suite so that companies can unify the entire business ecosystem of headquarters, operating divisions, subsidiaries, trading partners, customers and suppliers. This integration is powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform, which enables visibility and efficiency as well as data and process handling across the entire dealer network, making it easier for the dealers to operate with Wellborn when it comes to processes such as order management.

"Many of us have reached the limits of the systems we are currently working with and need a solution that can support our business strategy for growth," said Greg Scirrotto, owner of LaBella Kitchens, one of Wellborn's dealers in Florida. "With SAP Business One, we found all the business management functionality we need in an easy-to-use application that allows us to focus on the business and not on the technology."

Wellborn, an SAP customer since 2003, is collaborating with ASE and IMG Americas to take advantage of the SAP software's flexibility to add new capabilities for managing additional processes. With ASE, the company developed a custom wireless scanning utility for receiving and distribution, as well as an order downloads function to import orders from Wellborn's online site to create purchase and sales orders at the line item level of detail. The partners are also responsible for the design, customization and implementation of the SAP solution for Wellborn.

"We are committed to working alongside Wellborn and its dealers as they are realizing a strategy of close integration and further growth within their network," said Michael Sotnick, senior vice president, Small and Midsize Enterprises, SAP America, Inc. "Working together with our partners ASE and IMG Americas we will support Wellborn's present and future demands and jointly bring their business to the next level of success."

About SAP(R) Business One

Designed specifically for small and midsize enterprises, SAP(R) Business One allows business owners to achieve an up-to-date and unified view of their operations, improve business-process efficiency and take advantage of growth opportunities. The software can be deployed rapidly, providing instantaneous access to critical business information through intuitive, easy to use reporting and drill down capabilities. With more than 1,070 business partners, 250 industry- and process-specific scenarios and add-ons, and nearly 40 country versions, SAP Business One is helping more than 9,100 companies worldwide seamlessly link with customers and suppliers and with parent companies using mySAP(TM) Business Suite applications. SAP Business One recently was selected by Small Business Technology Magazine as the 2005 Technology Product of the Year. (Additional information at http://www.sap.com/solutions/smb/businessone)

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 33,200 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at < http://www.sap.com/ >)

(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

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NOTE: SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.

For customers interested in learning more about SAP products: Global Customer Center: +49 180 534-34-24 United States Only: 1 (800) 872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727) For more information, press only: Astrid Poelchen, +49 (6227) 7-47644, [email protected], CET Jim Dever, +1 (610) 661-2161, [email protected], EDT SAP Press Office, +1 (610) 661-3200, [email protected], EDT Ulrike Raidl, Burson-Marsteller, +49 69 238 09-13, [email protected], CET Torrey Fazen, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (617) 764-0146, [email protected], EDT

During SAPPHIRE (from May 16 to 18), to speak with press contacts on site, please dial the SAP press room at +1 (407) 685-4329.


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for SAP AG

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