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Cloud Success: ENVE, Winning the Race for Growth


Every company wants to be on the fast track to growth.  One company that’s winning the race is Ogden, Utah based ENVE Composites. And their story holds some lessons for any company that’s striving to achieve exponential rates of growth.  ENVE Composites is a manufacturer of carbon fiber components for high-end bicycles.  Its wheels, forks, bars, and other products are coveted by serious cyclists around the world.  According to CEO Sarah Lehman, ENVE quickly outgrew QuickBooks and Excel, and needed an application that would automate its manufacturing operations – and its overall business.  After a comprehensive search, she and her team chose SAP Business ByDesign.

No IT Department

Lehman was attracted to the simplicity of SAP’s cloud-based ERP application. “We do not have an IT department,” she says, “nor do we wish to employ 20 IT specialists. So the cloud to us was the perfect solution.”  Lehman was also impressed with SAP’s reputation for outstanding financial and manufacturing applications – and its commitment to small business.  “That a company with that level of expertise, and that level of commitment to software, IT, and infrastructure, was going to put their weight behind a small business platform – I was pretty much sold with that,” she says.


100% Year-Over-Year Growth

Since implementing SAP Business ByDesign, ENVE Composites has seen improved operational efficiency, greater accuracy, and better inventory management.  This has helped fuel growth in excess of 100% per year.  In addition, Lehman has confidence that SAP Business ByDesign has the ability to grow as her company adds new manufacturing capabilities and new international distribution.  In the meantime, she says, “I have had a very easy job, as CEO, to get buy-in within my company for SAP Business ByDesign.”  In fact, Lehman says she needs to manage expectations of a team that is“in Nirvana” and “thinks every problem we have today is going to be resolved by SAP Business ByDesign.”  For ENVE’s full story, click here

What’s Your Growth Trajectory?

Are you growing as quickly as you like? Or are you being held back by too many manual processes and the inability to get fast, accurate information?  Perhaps it’s time to explore how a new ERP solution can put your business on the fast track.  Whether you are brand new to the ByDesign world, currently implementing, or a live customer, join SAP for the 4th Annual SAP Business ByDesign Users Conference, October 11-14 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  To learn more and register, visit

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