Montreal, Canada—July 11, 2014—Representing various apparel brands—Kenneth Cole New York, Ben Sherman and other popular apparel, swimwear and footwear brands throughout Canada, while managing a successful private label wholesale business, is no simple feat. Throw in the operation of a small, but growing number of Ben Sherman, Original Penguin, Lilly Pulitzer and Just Add Water retail locations, and it is understandable why The Jaytex Group needs an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to streamline its business processes.
In 2010, Jaytex determined that it came as far as it could using an outdated ERP system, and began searching for a replacement that would support its current needs and projected growth. In evaluating available options, Jaytex' primary objective was locating a single vendor whose product could manage all facets of its business, including purchase planning, costing, production and inventory planning, warehouse management, order entry, invoicing, picking, electronic data interchange (EDI) and accounting, while delivering actionable business intelligence. Of the ERP systems Jaytex considered, none handled all of these functions as deftly as the Momentis Fashion System.
Momentis was able to set itself apart by harnessing its consultants' knowledge to continuously improve its product offering. "The industry experience of Momentis project managers is an incredible asset," said Dalia Shayo, executive vice president at Jaytex. "They understand our business needs and they really understand our staff."
From the onset of Momentis' implementation, Jaytex realized it made the right decision. Shayo states that "we're extremely pleased with the system, and that goes for all of our staff—we only received positive feedback. Momentis is sophisticated, but user friendly. It's night and day compared to our previous system."
Since implementing the Momentis Fashion System, Jaytex saw vast improvements throughout its business. Shayo emphasized, " Inventory is seamless. APGL is seamless. EDI is seamless." Even though EDI operates according to standards, Jaytex saw tangible benefits from processing EDI transactions through Momentis. Shayo noted that "EDI with Momentis was a huge timesaver, and is a lot simpler than what we used over the past 20 years. Performing the same operations as we did for decades using EDI takes half the time with Momentis."
The unified system enabled Jaytex to harness its strengths, resulting in a more satisfying experience for all stakeholders. From a managerial standpoint, Jaytex is enjoying added visibility into the company's operations. Shayo noted, "We now have access to much more accurate information than we ever did before. Momentis' comprehensive reporting tools deliver key information when we need it, in the format we need it in." Shayo also expressed confidence in the system going forward, mentioning that: "The beauty of Momentis is it keeps getting upgraded as customer needs and the industry as a whole are changing. We have only been live for 3 years, but have already seen significant positive changes."