Subsidiary Vibram USA Puts Its Best Foot Forward with SAP Business One

  • Company: Vibram
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Industry: ​Manufacturing, Apparel and sporting goods
  • Products & Services: Rubber outsoles for footwear and pioneering shoes
  • Employees:​ 300
  • Need: ERP for manufacturers of apparel
  • Solution: SAP Business One

“SAP Business One allowed us to keep our process and really customize the system to work for us and give us all the information we needed in one convenient platform.

LeeAnn Taylor, Customer Relations Manager, Vibram

Famous for its premium rubber outsoles and unique FiveFingers “barefoot shoes”, Vibram prides itself on innovation and creativity. With the help of N’ware Technologies, Vibram implemented SAP Business One, and were able to optimize their entire supply chain under a single, integrated business management system that responded to their specific business needs and aligned with their headquarters’ requirements.

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Vibram wanted to make it easy for bigger customers to do business with them
  • Achieve lean operations
  • Consolidate all business data under a single integrated solution

Why N’ware & SAP Business One for Manufacturers of Apparel

  • SAP Business One is highly customizable and can avoid distorting existing business processes
  • SAP’s comprehensive set of features and function provided a unique solution that covered all requirements
  • Strong partnership and collaboration between N’ware and EDI partner (DI Central)
  • Needed an ERP that had a proven track record with manufacturers of apparel

Creating Value

  • EDI allowed to comply with their biggest clients’ requirements and opened the door to working with new clients that were not accessible before
  • The integration and automation provided by SAP Business One enabled significant savings in manpower eliminating many non-value-added tasks and manual operations
  • All business information is accessible in real-time directly in SAP and reports are available in a few clicks
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