Option Systems Limited (OSL), a leading global specialist in the provision of IT solutions for the apparel and footwear industries, has announced a major order for its STYLEman ERP solution from 1927 Limited, the UKs sole distributor for US label Juicy Couture. For the first time, the web-enabled STYLEman ERP solution will integrate all of 1927s separate business operating systems across its five sites in Europe. This will ensure that accurate stock information is available across its European operations in real-time and will also provide total control over purchase invoices from the US by eliminating data re-entry.
1927 selected the STYLEman ERP solution to support its recent growth from an agent to a key distributor in the apparel market. The solution will replace an Access based planning solution, which was not designed to meet the business changing operational requirements. With a showroom in Milan, an office in Madrid and agents in five European countries, a more sophisticated software system was needed to avoid re-keying data which can lead to mistakes through human error.
Sheila Windridge, Financial Director, 1927 Ltd commented, We evaluated five different ERP systems before selecting OSLs STYLEman. The solution stood out as it offered everything we needed in one package. Other key elements that made STYLEman first choice was OSLs in-depth knowledge of the industry and our very particular business needs as a fashion distributor. We are currently in the final stages of implementation and the service we have received from OSL has been first-rate.
This latest order from 1927 shows that Option Systems provides solutions that cover a companys entire planning operation, said Tony Parkinson, Managing Director, Option Systems Limited. The functionality of the STYLEman system appealed to 1927 because it was able to adapt to the recent change in its business model and the problems that have arisen from this change. Most notably, 1927 needed a single solution that could run across its European operations and provide the real-time information it needs to monitor stock levels and distribution.
STYLEman from OSL has been developed specifically for clothing and footwear companies. As a result it has superior industry functionality and is completely web-enabled. STYLEman monitors the performance, management and results of a companys processes on an enterprise-wide level and establishes where efficiency gains can be made. It allows organisations worldwide to maximise the potential of their operations by simplifying processes, and effortlessly delivering the operational and management information they require.