Kukri, part of JD Sports Group, is a major international team sportswear supplier, with 11 companies in Asia, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Middle East, New Zealand, Singapore and UK, two factories in South-East China and a rapidly expanding team. With over 6 million design options, their clients have a vast portfolio from which to choose.
Barry, Kukri Project Manager explains “Our need was simple; our IT infrastructure was basic and we relied heavily on excel spreadsheets. This approach obviously could not sustain out ambitious growth plans and therefore we undertook a comprehensive audit programme to identify the type of software solutions that could work for us. It was at this stage we identified the benefits of implementing an ERP System.”.
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Kukri followed the traditional route of placing an enquiry on Select ERP and received extensive responses. Having spent time evaluating each supplier Kukri drew up a shortlist consisting of Openda and one of the leading international ERP vendors.
Barry explained, “We felt there was a need to create a project scenario where we could fully understand the ins and outs of each ERP system we shortlisted. It was important to evaluate them both in a working scenario. As soon as we advised both clients of our plans it was incredible how different each approach was. We honestly thought that the multi-million pound business would blow us away with their innovation and superior product offering, but we couldn’t have been more wrong.
It was Openda who showed true innovation, they immediately understood our needs but most of all their QX solution was far superior to anything else. It was intuitive, had exceptional functionality and was chosen by every member of staff that was involved in the project trial. In our eyes it is Openda that should be the multi million pound business.”