Loughborough, United Kingdom, May 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Nigel Hall Menswear selected PrimaNet® from Prima Solutions to manage both their wholesale and retail operation, allowing them to use a single stock holding for all channels.
The benefits to the business operation include more efficient automated processes, precision planning, lower costs and improved profitability.
“We were looking for a true multi-channel software solution that could provide merchandising capability across our wholesale business, retail stores and our concessions in different types of department store – all from one pool of stock,” explains Mike Hardy, Operations Manager at Nigel Hall Menswear. “For us, the key driver is to be able to maintain stock as efficiently as possible and then buy and produce stock much more accurately.”
“All stock is now managed under one roof and PrimaNet® provides us with real-time stock visibility across the whole business. Not only does this deliver significant cost savings, it also enables improved customer service and maximum sales of each item across all channels.”
Nigel Hall Menswear has become recognised as a high quality menswear fashion brand since its launch over 20 years ago. As well as wholesale supply, they now operate a multi-channel retail business with their own stores in London, an online store launched in 2009 and concessions nationwide in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, and Brown Thomas of Ireland. The company has seen strong growth in the last two years, including the opening of five new stores, and has recently replaced its IT systems with PrimaNet® from Prima Solutions to support growth plans for their multi-channel retail business.
For such a business-critical project, it was important for Nigel Hall Menswear to work with a proven, project- focused and software partner. Prima Solutions focus entirely on the clothing, footwear and accessories sector with a reputation for working in close partnership with clients to deliver real business benefits and a fast return on investment.
“We have been really impressed with the quality of the people and project management provided by Prima Solutions on this key project,” continues Mike. “The Prima Solutions team really understand how a clothing business operates – they even highlighted things we hadn’t considered ourselves!”
“Their industry knowledge is exceptional and they very quickly and efficiently got to understand our business in great detail, putting things into practice to meet our own specific business requirements.”
Company founder & Managing Director, Nigel Hall says, “The reputation that Prima Solutions has in this market is excellent, and they have certainly lived up to it here.”
About Nigel Hall Menswear:
Nigel Hall has been designing a menswear collection under his own name for over a decade now. The designs carry his signature style with subtle reference to the 50's and 60's. With each new collection his modern approach to timeless classics, new yarns and fabrics are developed along with the seasonal colour palette. Nigel Hall website: www.nigelhallmenswear.com
About Prima Solutions:
Prima Solutions is a specialist provider of complete multi-channel software solutions, IT systems, services and consultancy to the clothing, footwear & accessories market. The PrimaNet® application is an enterprise-wide multi-channel solution that meets the complex needs of fashion retail. Modules include planning, order management, retail & concessions management, eCommerce, mail order, web ordering, stock control, warehousing, wholesale, financials and reporting.
Over the last 18 years, Prima Solutions has worked with many successful brands to grow and evolve their business operation. Multi-channel clients include Mulberry, Joules, Church’s Shoes, Start-rite, Wolsey, One Small Step One Giant Leap, Banner, Peter Werth, John Smedley and Loakes. Prima Solutions website: www.primasolutions.co.uk
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