Realized Customer Benefits

What benefits have our 80+ Wholesale & Retail customers experienced from their IFS Applications, here are some examples.



Platform for growth with an open ERP

The fastest-growing fashion chain in the Nordics, offers new items to customers every single week. Short lead times and high turnover earns Gina Tricot annual revenues of over 2.5 billion SEK. The company has been widely acclaimed for its in-house design. But garments are manufactured at plants in Asia, and shipped directly to its European stores. With global suppliers, direct-to-store supply, and weekly product releases speed is of the essence. Which is why Gina Tricot’s entire back end operations run on IFS solutions. The company also has an aggressive expansion policy, opening stores quickly as part of planned global growth. With high turnover and a global growth strategy IFS’ multi-vendor open architecture plays a key part in helping keep Gina Tricot agile and ready to grow—anywhere, any time.



Realizing an Omni-Channel Strategy

Sweden’s largest sports chain, Stadium, has more than 140 stores in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, special concept stores (Stadium Ski and Stadium Outlet) and popular subsidiaries Stadium Solutions and Stadium Sports Camp. For the past 14 years, IFS has stood alongside Stadium with a solution that covers the entire value chain, from merchandise planning, assortment planning, purchasing and procurement to distribution and store solutions. Stadium is now running state-of-the-art retail and supply chain solutions in an international marketplace with fully-integrated functionality for financials, purchasing and sales. IFS has given stadium measurable benefits from an optimized supply chain and centralized financial processes, Better visibility to ensure the right products are in the stores at the right time, Lower inventory levels and Smoother purchasing routines.



Best Practice Implementation Approach 

IFS Customer Rusta serving 55,000 customers in over 80 outlets across Sweden and Norway, as well as over 1,000 staff across Asia, Rusta’s target was to double its revenues over five years. They implemented IFS in 9, replacing 50 percent of existing systems providing a solid platform that supports growth and internationalization, where the key is its new ability to make rapid decisions based on reliable data, measure supplier quality, and to handle larger volumes and multiple currencies.



Enabling Future Growth

Bugaboo International BV is a global mobility company that makes strollers for infants and toddlers and a luggage system, the Bugaboo Boxer, for travelers. Its products are available in more than 50 countries around the world. Bugaboo employs over 1,200 people working at its headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and at offices in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, USA, France, Australia, and in the assembly plant in China. Bugaboo has started a program named ‘Connect’ to enable future growth for the company. This program focuses on creating more efficient and agile business processes that will be supported by high-quality business applications. As the basis for the growth project, IFS Applications 9 will empower Bugaboo with one global system for production, sales, and finance. A unified environment will improve collaboration between sales, manufacturing, and Bugaboo’s head office—boosting the company’s time to market and customer service.



Better Visibility Across the Supply Chain

One of Sri Lanka’s most popular brands, ODEL retails ready-made garments, homeware, and other accessories. By enabling real-time data access across the organization, IFS Applications 8 will allow ODEL to seamlessly integrate online and offline sales channels. The solution will also provide enhanced inventory management, increased sell-through rates, as well as advanced forecast and plan capabilities including size levels and color schemes. The solution is deployed across 18 sites nationwide—bringing a number of benefits across Odel’s retail operations. Among other benefits, ODEL will gain better visibility of its supply chain, enabling the company to better plan and react to changing consumer trends, replenish items, and increase bottom line profit.