Without the apparel industry, the world would look a lot different. The majority of people on the earth rely on it, in one form or another, every day.
FDM4 understands the challenges and needs of those in the apparel industry and has been creating technological solutions to solve them since 1978. As a leading provider of integrated ERP, WMS, E-commerce, CRM, PLM and Mobile Applications, many of our modular, industry-specific applications are designed with apparel manufacturers and retailers in mind.
Below, we’ll share solutions relevant to the apparel industry – from garment manufacturers to footwear suppliers, along with answers to frequently asked apparel-related software questions.
When work orders require assembly from raw materials, the process can be complicated. Our simple, user-friendly manufacturing interface makes it easy to create specific jobs and to track the process – including employee time spent on each task – for better oversight.
The manufacturing ERP module provides users with a multi-level Bill of Material to help establish raw material requirements for each finished product, along with job routing requirements that help set standard amounts for labor.
The order life cycle is where many apparel businesses lose a significant amount of efficiency. FDM4’s Order Processing and Returns Management module is designed to streamline the process, from receiving quotes and orders through fulfilling orders and invoicing.
The system aids in allowing for on-time delivery, which helps drive client satisfaction, leading to increased sales and profits over time. The module reduces manual entry time by providing teams the information they need in the format that works best for them.
Without accurate forecasting and purchasing procedures, apparel businesses cannot grow efficiently. Our Purchase and Forecast Management system streamlines the procure-to-pay process from order entry to billing. Buyers can use the information provided to make informed decisions based on inventory requirements, current levels and overall customer demand. Additional vendor information provides performance and quality information to further aid in the decision-making process both domestically and overseas.
Collaboration and streamlined processes are a focus of this solution.
Apparel businesses need multiple team members to manage inventory. Using an inventory management ERP system, these team members from various business areas can view and share information directly and efficiently.
In this system, inventory data is readily available, providing decision-makers with total control of all distribution functions to help manage inventory more effectively. Real-time inventory level information helps prevent out-of-stock and overstock issues, allowing for smooth processes across the board.
Each of our apparel-specific ERP solutions can improve process efficiencies, reduce frustrations and lay the groundwork for increased growth and profit-potential in the future.
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Our WMS solutions for the apparel industry are designed to reduce the complexity and confusion of traditional software add-ons and integrations with a full-service solution that integrates fully with our apparel ERP solutions. You can use these solutions to increase the accuracy of inventory, maximize warehouse space and fulfill orders rapidly and without errors while streamlining cycle counting.
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Our CRM solutions are designed to change this. We understand that without software designed for the fashion and apparel industry, a business is likely to face unnecessary frustrations and setbacks. Sales reps who work with proper CRM systems, on the other hand, are 65% more likely to reach sales quotas.
To take your customer relationship management to the next level
Our PLM allows apparel businesses to manage product development from start to finish. The system operates using sophisticated costing and critical path workflow engines to ensure on-time, on-budget products.
Our Accounting system integrates traditional accounting tools including the General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Consolidations and more with the other ERP modules, eliminating manual data entry and sorting. This increases process efficiency and reduces human error. Transactions can be generated quickly and viewed in a summarized format by those who need it most.
Critical functions of our Accounting ERP system include:
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If you’ve been searching for apparel software solutions, you’ve likely come across hosted and on-premise options. Which is best?
Implementation without support would be a frustrating, nearly impossible task.
Simply – yes. While our products are designed modularly to reduce the level of customization necessary to implement and go live, they can still be customized to meet the needs of your business.
Our full-service programming and consulting department allows us to provide customized solutions that meet specific needs and are customized to work the way you need them to work from the start. Your solutions should reflect your business to both those inside your company and to customers. Customization makes this possible.
In-house IT department? No. On-site IT department? No problem.
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