Background

Vimwood is a privately owned company that specialises in designing and manufacturing children and tweens hair and fashion accessories. Established in 1989, the company now concentrates on designing and supplying a range of quality licensed character fashion accessories to the Australian market. They have hold the license rights for over 10 character licenses including Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer and Hello Kitty to name a few and they also have the market share of ladies hair fashion accessories in the Pharmacy division.

Business Challenge

Vimwood had been using elements of SAP B1 together with a number of external systems to run the business. Vimwood was now looking to implement one integrated ERP Business System to support ongoing growth, reduce manual processes to improve efficiencies in inventory management, operations and sales and to provide better reporting and simpler analysis.

Results

CMC was appointed to provide independent ERP advice on the best technology approach moving forward. A decision was made to retain the existing SAP solution and to work with the current Vendor to see where Vimwood could eliminate / incorporate the external systems into the SAP B1 solution to ensure there was one integrated solution that supported the majority of functional requirements of the business.

CMC project managed the interactions with the Vendor to ensure that the requirements were well understood and documented and the scope was managed. CMC then handed over ongoing responsibility for the upgrade planning and implementation.

 

"We started the journey with CMC to investigate what would be right merchandise system for Vimwood. CMC demonstrated a vast array of knowledge which helped to steer our management team in the right direction. CMC then helped us with best practice processes and in-depth ERP knowledge to cut through some of the “sales pitches” that mystify the non IT specialist"

Colin O'ReillyOperations Manager

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