Lowepro, DayMen US Inc.
Director of IT
“DayMen chose a custom built version of SKUforce as our PLM for its ability to manage global product information in a single repository, adapt to our specific NPI needs, and integrate with our systems. SKUforce PLM is a truly remarkable WEB technology that delivered several orders of magnitude more functionality than our initial target goals, and at a fraction of the quotations we received from comparable vendors. Having worked with various PLM and MDM systems over my career I can confidently state that the SKUforce system is one of the most comprehensive tools I have encountered. The intensely complex data structures that we have within the DayMen group, supporting multiple brands (Lowepro, Camera Armor, Always On, Acme Made) is presented to the user in a very easy to use GUI. The flexibility of the web interface almost completely resolved the issues that we historically encountered with communication between our manufacturing partners in Asia. The team was truly impressive with deep domain knowledge and delivered a brilliant flexible architecture, that was very easy to use and implement, and far exceeded our IT goals for this project. Their flexible approach and "can do" attitude to our often evolving requirements made them a real pleasure to work with. There were only positive surprises along the way and I would rate them as the number one vendor we have dealt with.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. Item Classification Manager
I personally wanted to thank you and the SKUforce team's efforts at producing an exceptionally flexible enterprise-level master data management solution for Southern Wine & Spirits of America with built in collaborative work-flow. SWS embarked on the reclassification of their product portfolio in June 2009, an initiative supported by the owners of the company and sr. management. After prior attempts a few years ago we received the support from the business which saw that cleansing the data and consolidating images plus taxonomy was much needed for the future to make sure our scattered product data didn't have gaps in it and we had a single version of the truth. After looking at internal and external vendors we were unable to find anything that was even close to the SKUforce Cloud. It gave our project a great start due to the speed of development, attention to detail, and can-do attitude all within our budget for the solution. I don't know if I've mentioned this or not but you going the extra mile has helped the project to go this far. The web platform was customized and data from legacy AS/400, other databases, several excels and multiple image servers imported in record time. The platform offered integrated digital asset management, business intelligence reports, easy to read metrics as well as essential cascading hierarchical menu which is extremely valuable to the alcohol beverage industry. The browsing and searching of metadata as well as filters is essential in helping our subject matter experts and master sommeliers locate and code quickly our mandated rich attributes. The single cloud web application phase 1 is complete and we're are eager to get started because we realize that the return on investment will be great. Everyone we show it to instantly recognizes the importance, accurate data and governance brings to our business. We were amazed that the web based collaborative Master Data platform worked our way, as if we built it in-house and far exceeded our expectations by creating exactly the 100 rich attributes we needed and by linking rich data from 2000 suppliers, 5000 brands, 75000 SKU's, 30000 images/documents all in less than 90 days. We have no doubt to plan subsequent phases to take the data and build interfaces to our proprietary order entry / sales force automation software, our business to business website, corporate item files, and even GDSN if required. I'd love for this to be morphed into our new item entry and get all of our Suppliers involved as we'll start a proof-of-concept with key Suppliers and Retailers.