For Immediate Release
Amadeus Consulting completes “Dealer Extranet” and sales
order automation projects for Spyder Active Sports
BOULDER, Colo., June 20, 2005
Amadeus Consulting, a leading custom software development company, today
announced the completion of a series of technology development projects for Spyder Active
Sports, an international manufacturer of high-performance apparel for skiing and other outdoor
sports. The projects are part of a strategy to position the business for a period of accelerated
growth following the July 2004 acquisition of Spyder by Apax Partners, one of the world's
leading private equity groups.
The primary initiative, a “Dealer Extranet,” is a secure Web-based system for processing
product orders from Spyder’s sales representatives and distributors in over 50 countries. The
Extranet represents a significant improvement to the way sales orders are handled. Instead of
exchanging via email, sales order forms are managed and processed through the Extranet
which handles multiple versions of the order forms for over 15,000 different products. Because
of the size and diversity of the company’s dealer network, adoption of the Extranet and new
order process was expected to take some time. However, the rate of adoption exceeded
expectations, and the system was quickly expanded to handle digital asset management,
including the secure distribution of pre-season product images and marketing materials.
Additionally, Amadeus developed interrelated solutions to further automate the sales
ordering process through integration with Spyder’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) system
and generation of sales order forms directly from the product inventory database. Prior to the
actual custom software development, Amadeus assisted Spyder with its technology needs
assessment, project planning and best practices for systems integration and design.
According to Doug Saunders, Vice President of Operations for Spyder,
“This is a great example of applying technology to automate and accelerate labor-intensive
processes with an immediate return on investment. Amadeus demonstrated real technical
mastery with a strong business-consulting perspective and continues to play an important role
in setting the future direction of our IT strategy.”
As a result of these efforts, Spyder has successfully enhanced its ability to process sales
orders more efficiently through the implementation of more scalable, cost-effective systems.
The company will continue to implement solutions that enable its long-term growth and
continuously improve service to its customers.
Amadeus Consulting, a custom software development company located in Boulder,
Colorado, creates intelligent technology solutions with successful business results. Amadeus
is a Microsoft Certified Partner, Winner of the Microsoft Office XP Challenge, and Woman-
Owned Business of the Year in 2003, awarded by the Colorado Federation of Business and
In 1978 Spyder revolutionized ski racing with the first sweater designed "for racers, by
racers." Today, it is the best selling ski brand in the world. Spyder products are renowned for
integration of high-tech fabrication, fashion and functionality and are the choice of the US
Alpine, Austrian Alpine, and Canadian Alpine and Freestyle World Cup Teams.
Always athlete tested, Spyder products now range from casual sport-lifestyle clothing to
outerwear for any outdoor pursuit. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Spyder apparel is distributed in
over 50 countries worldwide.
Owen Silver Laura Wisner
Amadeus Consulting Group Inc. Spyder Active Sports, Inc.
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Boulder, CO 80301 Boulder, CO 80301
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Web: www.AmadeusConsulting.com Web: www.spyder.com