GERRY WEBER implements Board for merchandise and wholesale planning
Board sets new standards for merchandise planning and control across all channels at European fashion and lifestyle leader
Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, announced today that it has been selected by GERRY WEBER, one of Europe’s largest women’s fashion and lifestyle companies, for merchandise and wholesale planning. The Board platform will build the foundation for GERRY WEBER's detailed merchandise planning and control processes, covering all of the retailer’s channels and merchandise groups. The implementation is taking place in partnership with bdg | better decisions group.
The GERRY WEBER Group is working on a six-point plan designed to align the company for the future. One of the six defined strategic areas is digitization in all business functions, to which the Merchandise Financial Planning project contributes. After a formal software selection process, the decision was made in favor of Board, which was able to provide numerous references from the fashion and retail sector and comprehensively meet GERRY WEBER's requirements with its flexibility and scalability. Board is supporting the international roll-out across all showrooms and retail partners as well as the training of around 80 employees worldwide.
GERRY WEBER wants to take merchandise and wholesale planning and control to a new level. The Board platform will enable the fashion group to realize merchandise control across all channels in a much higher level of detail than is possible today.
Merchandise will be planned and controlled across all channels via the Board platform for the company's retail partners, stores, outlets, and e-commerce activities. The level of detail will extend down to individual categories, enabling granular merchandise planning and control. As a result, GERRY WEBER will be able to tailor its offering more precisely to evolving customer needs.
Board can automatically pull data from ERP systems and provide the intelligence to use that data for efficient planning, analysis, and reporting. It also reduces manual activities, meaning that the overall planning effort does not increase despite there being a significantly higher level of detail.
"We are excited that GERRY WEBER has joined the Board customer community of over 2,000 organizations worldwide. The fashion and retail industry is in the midst of a massive upheaval. A new emphasis on sales channels, changing customer requirements, and challenges in the supply chain not only require progress in terms of digitization in general but also continuous optimization of processes. Board supports organizations on this journey with a customizable platform that integrates all processes and business areas end-to-end," says Ansgar Eickeler, General Manager Central & Eastern Europe at Board International.
About the GERRY WEBER Group
Headquartered in Halle/Westphalia and employing some 2,200 people worldwide, GERRY WEBER International AG is one of the largest fashion and lifestyle companies in Europe. The company sells trend-oriented modern classic mainstream fashion in 59 countries. In addition to the GERRY WEBER brand, the GERRY WEBER Group also owns the younger TAIFUN brand and the curvy brand SAMOON. For more information, visit www.gerryweber.com
The better decisions group (bdg) is an internationally active business intelligence consultancy based in Germany and the UK. As a long-standing Board partner, bdg delivers customised solutions and best practice approaches for planning, reporting and analytics.
The company‘s experience of over 15 years in the field of BI / Corporate Performance Management is reflected in numerous successful projects. The focus is on the business lines Finance & Controlling, Marketing & Sales, Human Resources and Procurement as well as on the Retail, Energy and Manufacturing sectors.
Working together with Board, bdg is focused on individually tailored solutions that perfectly fulfil even diverse and complex customer requirements.
Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform, empowering people to have a transformative impact on their business by helping them to intuitively leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one environment. Unifying Planning, Predictive Analytics, and Business Intelligence, the Board platform allows compa-nies to produce a single, accurate view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Using Board, global enterprises such as H&M, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, and HSBC have digitally transformed their decision-making processes.
Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board International has long been recognized by leading analysts and subject matter experts including Gartner, Nucleus, and Dresner.