STYLEman comprises STYLEman ERP (the blue tiles in the diagram), STYLEman PLM for Product Development and Lifecycle Management, STYLEman Mobile for Salesmen and Customers, STYLEman WMS for Warehouse Management and STYLEman BI for Business Intelligence. Around these core modules we have integrated a number of third party products in order to offer a complete, integrated, best-of-breed solution.
STYLEman ERP acts as a PIM (Product Information Master) for all the style information, which can be shared across wholesale, retail and e-commerce systems. The style repository can include:
- Style Master details
- Multiple Style images
- Bill of Materials
- Bill of Labour (operations)
- Purchase Prices
- Selling Prices
- Customer Product references
- Supplier Product references
- Marketing Information
STYLEman ERP has a variety of different types of order for buying styles, including Purchase Orders (regular, and Bulk/Call), CMT orders where some components (typically fabrics) are being supplied, and Production Orders for companies who have their own manufacturing facilities. In addition, two types of processing order are supported for cost or value add, either internally or at third party facilities.
SOP & CRM – Sales Order Processing & Customer Relationship Management
STYLEman ERP has a multi-channel ordering system, consolidating demand for product from Retail, Concession, e-Commerce, Franchises, Agents, Distributors and Wholesalers into a single stream that can be prioritised according to your business objectives.
STYLEman ERP has a full Raw Materials management module, covering MRP, Purchasing, Stock Control, Issues and Consumption. Raw Materials can be managed on a “total” basis, or by “lot” so that similar items are used on a production order. Facilities are available to allocate Fabric by dyelot and width to optimise cutting.
STYLEman ERP has a full Production module for companies having their own manufacturing facilities. Production Orders can be progressed through key operations, and are typically linked to a bundle tracking module.
Retail Back Office
STYLEman ERP can give you a complete overview of your stock in your shops, concessions, warehouses and even inventory at processors. STYLEman achieves this by mirroring retail stock from POS systems into the database, to help you in deploying your inventory to the best outlets.
Sales Ledger (Accounts Receivable)
STYLEman ERP has its own Sales Ledger (Accounts Receivable) to manage customer accounts. This allows the system to do automated Credit Control, as well as pro-forma invoicing (for a designated percentage of the order value). The system is fully multi-currency and has the sophistication to manage both independents and major High Street chains.
STYLEman PLM covers the typical functionality required for product development, including Costing, Quotations, Bills of Material and Labour, Lab Testing, Grading and Fit Sessions. At the heart of the collaborative system are Critical Paths to manage the whole process. Once styles are approved, all the details are passed seamlessly to STYLEman to manage the commercial activities.
STYLEman Mobile extends the functionality of STYLEman ERP to mobile devices (primarily tablets, although the application may be run on PC browsers as well as mobile phones). The application is primarily aimed at field sales staff and customers, allowing them to enter orders, check stock availability, and perform order and account enquiries.
STYLEman Business Intelligence Dashboard
STYLEman ERP has a Business Intelligence (BI) module that is supplied with a standard dashboard covering a number of business KPIs. The supplied dashboard can either be used as-is, or the Dashboard designer tool used to customise the dashboards to your requirements. Dashboards can be shared and published for others to consume, and include not just information from STYLEman, but also from other systems and even spreadsheets.
STYLEman WMS – Warehouse Management System
A WiFi scanner-based WMS system is available for full real-time stock management, including the ability to perform single-pass pick and pack operations, and for Perpetual Inventory counting in the warehouse. All despatches can have a carton-level contents note printed, and the increased accuracy of picking and documented carton contents dramatically reduce reported shortages.
STYLEman includes software to manage backroom Retail transactions, and can integrate into third party EPOS systems such as E-pos from Eurostop. Sales, returns, transfers and adjustments are mirrored in STYLEman to give a single view of stock in the business.
STYLEman ERP can integrate into visual planning systems such as Preactor, passing production orders into the system for scheduling and posting back revisions to the schedule into STYLEman.
EDI – Electronic Data Interface
STYLEman ERP typically uses an EDI gateway to manage the mapping of EDI documents, and uses it’s own mapping tool, OpenAccess, to import and export the raw data.
Accounts & Payroll
For Purchase and Nominal Ledgers (Accounts Payable and General Ledgers), as well as other accounting functions, STYLEman interfaces into third party accounting packages. These include our preferred solution, OpenAccounts from ABS, as well as Sun Accounts, Sage, Pegasus, Scala and Access Dimensions.
Customs & Bond
For companies requiring just-in-time clearance of bonded stock to defer duty payments, STYLEman ERP is integrated into Langdon’s Customs and Bond management system.
Shop Floor Data Capture
For companies with their own production facilities, a Shop Floor Data Capture module is available. This produces bundle tickets with bar-coded operation details, which can be scanned back into the system to update production orders. Full reporting is also available.