Sunrise Technologies Closes Sale of Microsoft Software to Tanner Companies

May 11, 2004

Sunrise Technologies, Inc. a leading consulting services company and a reseller of powerful business solutions, announced today that it has completed a Microsoft Axapta ERP software license sale to the Tanner Companies, a direct seller of women’s fashion apparel of name brands Doncaster and élana.

Sunrise announced in the fall of 2003 that it has formed a partnership with Microsoft Business Solutions as a reseller of its powerful and flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, Microsoft Business Solutions – Axapta (MBS Axapta).

Tanner selected this solution and Sunrise over other competitive products and an already existing ERP system. MBS Axapta will shorten enhancement time and effort. It will provide them the flexibility, functionality, and visibility to operate the business more efficiently and cost effectively.

Randall W. Reavis, the Chief Information Officer of Tanner Companies is very optimistic about the upcoming implementation. “The Fashion arena is high-paced, dynamic and very competitive. The flexibility of the Axapta framework will allow Tanner to assure the competitive edge we’ve maintained since 1931”, says Reavis. “When you add the partnership of Sunrise Technologies, with their relevant supply chain and ERP expertise, we feel we’ve assembled a winning team coupled with an outstanding software solution.”

MBS Axapta offers comprehensive functionality, with an “all-in-one” solution, that helps mid-size and large companies across the globe seize opportunity and gain a competitive advantage. It’s a multiple language, multiple currency solution with core strengths in manufacturing and e-business. Robert J. Deshaies, VP East Region of Small and Mid-Market Solutions and Partners for Microsoft Corporation stresses the benefits of this selection. “Microsoft Business Solutions is proud to offer the Tanner Companies a framework that will lead them to a more efficient and cost effective operating environment. This selection serves as an example of how MBS-Axapta can assist mid-market companies in obtaining competitive advantage in their industry.” Deshaies says, “Sunrise Technologies offers the type of implementation and industry expertise that will lead to a successful deployment of this solution.”

Sunrise Technologies is leading the implementation for Tanner as it transitions to this improved information technology framework. John Pence, the President of Sunrise Technologies is excited about the opportunities that this product from Microsoft offers the Tanner Companies as well as others. “The Tanner Companies, Microsoft Axapta, and Sunrise Technologies are the perfect fit for this business problem”, states Pence. “We are extremely excited to have been selected to be Tanner’s business partner in this
implementation.”