Background

Sunshades Eyewear is a wholesaler of sunglasses and optical frames and one of the largest privately owned eyewear companies in Australia.

The company has been in operation for over 4 decades and has grown from being a supplier of unbranded sunglasses to local pharmacies into an international licensor and distributor of fashion eyewear selling in excess of 3 million pairs of sunglasses a year in over 30 countries. The business is now at the forefront of the Australian eyewear industry designing, manufacturing, selling and distributing named and white label brands.

Business Challenge

Sunshades Eyewear was looking to assess the feasibility of either upgrading their existing ERP or implementing a new ERP to support ongoing growth in the business. In particular, the company was looking to reduce manual processes and improve efficiencies in the areas of financial and management reporting, supply chain and inventory, sales and marketing, customer service, contract manufacturing management, stock control, traceability, and performance management. 

ERP Evaluation Results

CMC was engaged to facilitate an independent ERP Evaluation to determine the best ERP Solution and Vendor for Sunshades Eyewear.  A Vendor Pre-Qualification process was conducted to assist in short listing suitable Vendors and Solutions. CMC also worked with the business to document Sunshades Eyewear Key Business Scenarios.

CMC then project managed the ERP Evaluation Process which included the Request for Proposal, Vendor Presentations, Due Diligence and Reference Site Visits. CMC also provided technical advice to support the decision-making process.

A Vendor Selection Report was prepared for the Executive team and based on all the information provided throughout the process, Sunshades Eyewear decided to progress with upgrading their existing ERP.

Working with the CMC team through our technology journey has been highly valuable. We greatly respect CMC’s processes, framework and professionalism

Anthony Gigliotti - Chief Operating OfficerSunshades Eyewear