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Filippa K Finds Perfect Fit

United States – October 23, 2014, 10:00 AM

Leading Swedish fashion label Filippa K has deployed Infor M3 for Fashion to support rapid business growth and a shift in its business model.

To support international growth and move from a pure wholesale to a wholesale/retail business model, Filippa K required a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. After evaluating a number of applications against criteria including flexibility, scale, functionality, local presence, return on investment, and total cost of ownership (TCO), Filippa K selected Infor M3 for Fashion. Key to the selection was Infor M3's ability to support the process granularity and nuances of the fashion industry.

"The dynamics of the fashion industry mean that processes are complex and there are lots of nuances that traditional ERP systems fall short of supporting," said Filippa K CIO Susanna Liljeqvist. "Infor M3 is an excellent fit for the fashion industry. Most ERP systems are heavy and clunky, but Infor M3 for Fashion is very sleek and a pleasure to work with - which in a business focused on style is an added bonus."

Infor M3 will act as the backbone of the company, integrating fully with Filippa K's product lifecycle management (PLM), third-party logistics, point of sale (POS), e-commerce, business intelligence (BI), and HR and payroll systems. The application will help Filippa K boost productivity, drive efficiencies, and support expansion as it opens new stores and launches an international online presence.

"The fashion industry moves at a rapid pace, and companies need to be flexible and agile to respond to changes and opportunities," said Henrik Billgren, Infor M3 product manager. "Filippa K is a great example of a rapidly expanding business that is using Infor M3 for Fashion to facilitate this agility, and harness the complexity it faces to punch above its weight in the marketplace."

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