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Harley-Davidson Selects SAP to Fine-tune Performance in Global Operations


MILWAUKEE, Wis. - February 07, 2006 - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Harley-Davidson, Inc (NYSE: HDI) has selected SAP’s automotive industry solution to become the standard business platform across Harley-Davidson’s global organization. Beginning with the replacement of its current financial applications, the company will take steps to increase visibility and operational efficiency through industry-based, globally standardized business process software solutions.

“Harley-Davidson is a brand recognized and respected worldwide,” said Bill McDermott, president and CEO, SAP Americas. “We are pleased the company has selected SAP software to help them manage and optimize their growth by providing visibility into their global operations.”

Harley-Davidson, headquartered in Milwaukee, joins a growing list of manufacturing companies selecting SAP® solutions to bring performance excellence to global operations. Following the initial implementation of SAP’s financial solution, Harley-Davidson anticipates the roll-out of additional components of SAP’s ERP, CRM and SCM solutions. The implementation of SAP® for Automotive enables customers’ real-time visibility into a company’s financials, supply chain and supplier network on a global scale.

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