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Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley is a luggage and handbag design company, founded by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia Miller in 1982. The Fort Wayne, Indiana company produces a variety of products, including handbags, luggage, and accessories. The Company distributes its products through Vera Bradley’s full line of stores, Vera Bradley Factory Outlet stores and Vera Bradley.com.

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Challenge

Vera Bradley had a series of time-consuming manual processes for their Early Ordering Process for retail outlets. Vera Bradley had issues with:

  • Managing data in multiple systems.
  • Outdated PDF order forms requiring frequent recoding.
  • Lengthy approval process of data for publication.

Solutions

A custom Data Maintenance and Digital Sourcebook were created providing many benefits including:

  • Ability to view and approve data from multiple systems in a single application.
  • Digital Selling Catalog for submitting orders directly in SAP.
  • Offline capabilities

Results

The results have been astounding :

  • Rapid approvals of data allowing internal staff to focus on more value added tasks.
  • Sales team can now interactively sell with clients on touch screen devices
  • Planning and ordering between selling seasons vastly more efficient.

Facts

INDUSTRY: Retail

MARKET: Global

SIZE: 3000+ Employees

TECHNOLOGY USED:
Windows 8.1 App for Tablets
enosiX Framework
Xamarin.Forms
SAP ECC 6

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