Burton Snowboards Selects SITA CORP And Attune For Its SAP Implementation

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 3, 2006— SITA CORP, a leading global provider of expert SAP services and solutions, today announced that it has been selected to implement SAP ERP ECC 5.0 with AFS (Apparel and Footwear Solution) 5.0, for Vermont-based Burton Snowboards.

The systems will be Unicode compliant and the project involves implementing SAP ERP ECC 5.0 with AFS 5.0, BW 3.5 and CRM ISA 5.0. Installation will commence immediately at Burton's Burlington headquarters.

"Our company is growing at a rapid pace and we need an ERP solution that supports the evolution of our business, especially given our recent expansions into apparel. After careful consideration, we chose to move from SAP's standard ERP processes to the AFS version that allows a multi-dimensional inventory view of our supply chain," said Michael Abbott, senior vice president and COO at Burton. "SITA CORP and attune were the ideal implementation partners because of their respective expertise and track records within NetWeaver, CRM and the apparel and footwear applications."

"The AFS solution will make a huge impact on Burton's business processes. Sales, customer service, purchasing, planning and inventory management will all be significantly simplified with BW reporting delivering the intelligence to more effectively run their business. The implementation of SAP AFS, as well as BW and CRM is one that will support Burton's growth well into the future," said Rom Reddy, CEO and president of SITA CORP.

Coming off the heels of the recently announced SITA CORP and attune consulting partnership, this project brings further acceptance and validation to the need for these combined skills and expertise in the marketplace. The project is anticipated to take approximately one year for complete implementation, training and knowledge transfer.


Headquartered in New Jersey, SITA CORP is a global provider of cost-effective, high quality SAP consulting and technology solutions. We are a SAP Premier Partner with a global infrastructure for SAP implementations and enterprise application integration. SITA CORP's core offerings are: SAP implementation services with a focus in NetWeaver and CRM technologies; SAP Outsourcing Services, including Application Maintenance & Support (AMS) and Mobile Business Solutions, including our Powered by NetWeaver(R) certified Sojourner(TM) offering. Our goal is to be the "trusted advisor" and preferred solutions partner of SAP customers through the utilization of high quality and cost-effective implementation services and solutions.


Burton Snowboards is a pure snowboard company solely dedicated to creating and perfecting a full range of the world's best snowboarding equipment and apparel. Founded in 1977, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its team of top snowboarders and successful programs such as Learn To Ride (LTR), the Chill Foundation and the Open Snowboarding Championships. Privately held and headquartered in Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Innsbruck, Austria and Tokyo, Japan, Burton has been the industry market share leader since its inception. For more information, visit www.burton.com.

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