One of our existing vendors recommended that VS America contact Confianz Global. VS America was in the market for a company that could implement an ERP solution that would scale and grow along with their organization. Its parent company strongly recommended that VS America implement SAP, however, VS America was searching for an affordable solution that could be implemented quickly and easily customized to meet their growing needs.
To begin, the Confianz Global team held a meet and greet at VS America’s office. We took a tour of their two offices and warehouse, which are located right here in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At the time, VS America was using multiple custom solutions, including Sage and several disconnected spreadsheets. There was a lot of time-consuming manual interfacing with VS Germany’s SAP system, as well as several middleware systems and manual data moving from another system.
Having locations in two countries presented some unique challenges. One was that much of the data coming from the parent company was in German, and the US company had to convert everything to English. Another challenge was that VS has thousands of product SKUs available, and each product has hundreds of different customization options. This made it difficult to keep track of every product and could easily lead to miscommunication between the company’s branches.