07.07.2015 – Full Speed Systems in Sursee introduces worldwide IT system for functional clothing manufacturer SKINS

    The global textile company receives a new, highly scalable ERP system for all branches worldwide at a fixed price.

    Sursee, July 7, 2015 – The Sursee-based IT company Full Speed Systems (FSS) announces the successful completion of the first phase of a worldwide implementation of its merchandise management system at the functional clothing manufacturer SKINS. The project started in January 2015 and as a first step, the system was introduced on 1 July as planned and at no additional cost in all European countries where SKINS is sold.

    SKINS develops and produces clothing that increases blood circulation through gentle compression and thus helps athletes to improve their performance. The product idea was developed in 1996 in cooperation with NASA and other experts. Today, more than 100,000 SKINS products are produced and sold in 31 countries every month. For the disposition and logistics of the garments, the SKINS management was looking for a future-oriented and central IT solution to replace the existing SAP system. The main goal was to build an IT platform that could grow internationally as fast as the company itself.

    FSS prevailed in a multi-stage tendering process with an innovative approach. The Surseen-based IT consulting company has built an ERP solution based on Oracle JD Edwards that is uniquely flexible and scalable because it uses only one central database. This allows planning and evaluation to take place seamlessly across different branches and countries. FSS has realized the entire implementation from a single source with a contract for work, fixed delivery dates and costs. The customer does not take any risks. In the past, ERP system changes had a bad reputation because some of them became a nightmare for companies and their employees due to delays.

     

    FSS received great support from Oracle for this. The worldwide market leader for business
    Software sent the global product manager of Oracle JD Edwards from the USA to a customer event with SKINS in Switzerland.

    Holger Pfaff, CFO of SKINS, says: “IT solutions for international companies have finally reached the maturity that we as users have long wanted. What FSS offers us meets all our requirements and, on top of that, enables savings on IT expenses. We are very happy that this solution exists. Thanks to FSS, the implementation was also absolutely carefree for us.”

     Oracle JD Edwards and Full Speed Systems

    Oracle JD Edwards from Full Speed Systems is the fully pre-configured ERP solution of the future. The entire architecture, from the hardware to the user interface, is from a single source, from the hand of the world market leader for business software. In addition to ERP, it also includes CRM, SCM, MDM and BI and covers all industries (such as fashion) and needs. There is only one database and one tool set for all applications. All necessary business processes are already integrated. This also includes preconfigured forms and evaluations for Switzerland and the EU. The customer only activates the features he needs, but can always adjust his selection. Risks and costs, as well as the time required for implementation, are minimal, investment costs remain zero, and operating expenses are unbeatably low because it is a cloud solution.

    More Information: www.fss-group.com

    SKINS

    Founded in Australia in 2002, SKINS quickly became the market leader at home and also achieved rapid growth in other relevant markets such as the USA, Japan and the UK. In 2009, the company moved its global headquarters from Australia to Europe. The international headquarters of SKINS International Trading AG is located in Steinhausen, Canton Zug, Switzerland. The SKINS success story began with the idea of using compression clothing not only in the medical field, but also to make the advantages of compression available for almost all sports. Since then, the pioneer of the industry has developed splendidly, not least thanks to regular product innovations. SKINS is worn worldwide by ambitious amateurs and professional athletes who appreciate the effect of compression clothing during training, competition and recovery.

    More Information: www.skins.net

    Contact:
    Full Speed Systems
    Urs Liechti
    CEO
    Herrenrain 12
    6210 Sursee
    Tel.: +41 (0) 56 460 23 74
    urs.liechti(at)fss-group.com
    www.fss-group.com

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