Located in Borgomanero, in the province of Novara, Soft Way provides IT solutions and services to firms and companies operating in the motorcycle market.
Today, more than forty staff members devote themselves to our Italian and foreign customers with care and attention to assist and support them all the way, finding solutions to operational issues.
We are proud to announce the birth of DueRuote Professional System that inherits and combines the long-standing best Quattroruote Professional practices with the experience, credibility of Dueruote brand and the quality of Soft Way solutions. An unprecented reality destined to become a single interlocutor both for national market and international markets.
Editoriale Domus S.P.A. has reached an agreement to acquire Soft Way S.r.l., a leading company in management software and databases dedicated to the motorcycle world.
The profound knowledge in motorcycle field and great initiative spirit drives three passionate people towards a brilliant intuition: offering to Motorcycle companies a fully computerised replacements and catalogues management system. In 1993, software house Soft Way was born in Borgomanero (NO), producer of ARCO, the first ever software dedicated to two wheels world. Aprilia, Malaguti and Yamaha immediately rely on this revolutionary system.
ARCO was initially delivered on floppy disk, but in 1996 made his debut on CD. This new system allows to implement more information: not only components lists, but also images, technical designs adn exploded views, in order to make consultation easier. Moreover, this new support makes order management possible. An unbelievable succes occured: more and more Motorcycle companies decided to take part to Soft Way project.
An important collaboration between Soft Way and Ducati takes place: ARCO is used all around the world by bolognese brand dealers.
After only seven years since its birth, ARCO becomes an unmissable partner for those who work in two-wheels market. Naples, Milan and Rome branches always work in a very close coooperation with the headquarter in Borgomanero. Beyond fourty people are dedicated to consultancy operations and software personalization of software. The database can boast 1.500 motorcycle models and over 2 million of product codes.
More and more dealers, retailers, repairers are customers that rely on ARCO. In 2005 software makes his debut on web with an unbelievable adhesion: 90% of two--wheels sector professionals rely on this more and more innovative system.
Beyond 700mq surface, photovoltaic panels for energy supply and a more efficient organization of space: the new Soft Way headquarter in Borgomanero (NO), is a new important step for company's growth.
Thanks to the acquisition of a customer, Soft Way's action field becomes even bigger: Harley Davidson. The historical american company asks Borgomanero professionals for a specific and tailor-made software for the organization of repairers network. An other big goal for ARCO.
ARCO's rage of action becomes even bigger: in addition to spare parts catalogues management and orders management, now customers can benefit from an e-commerce dedicated system and reach an increasing number of public through the web.
The market of Soft Way expands thanks to a specific software dedicated to the experts in the field of the nautical sector. In addition, from this year ARCO integrates cloud technology and it is optimized for mobile devices. Important motorcycle manufacturers, such as Piaggio and Ducati, adopt ARCO for the everyday activities of their stores.
With more than 3,500 models and 4 million part numbers, ARCO keeps growing and become increasingly an essential and indispensable tool for all sector operators.
Editoriale Domus S.P.A. announces that there has been a common agreement for the acquisition of Soft Way S.r.l., the leading Company in dealer management software and databases dedicated to the motorcycle world. Founded in 1993, with over 25 years’ experience Soft Way S.r.l. established itself in the standed out in the market of motorcycles and scooters as the only real point of reference for all the professionals of the whole supply chain. Soft Way has always cooperated with almost all the motorcycle brands, with their importers and dealers, with resellers and workshops as well as with the professionals of the insurance industry, supplying management systems that constantly updated with official information submitted by the manufacturers and made available to their dealer networks. “This new acquisition activity reconfirms vision, commitment and willingness to become a focal point of reference for the B2B market connected with mobility” said Sofia Bordone, CEO of Editoriale Domus “and give us the chance to establish “Dueruote Professional”, a new system that, inheriting those processes and the best practices of Quattroruote Professional, the contents and the insights of the magazine Dueruote, and taking advantage of the raised credibility, relationships and high-quality solutions provided by Soft Way, is unique in the motorcycle sector, both in Italy and abroad.” Ezio Arcuri, president of Soft Way, declares: “My business partner Secondo Fornara and I enthusiastically accepted the “marriage proposal” received from ED, convinced that the merge of two healthy businesses, guided by common values such as correctness and transparency, is the best opportunity we could seize to look at a future of growth and advancement for all.”