IIG Apparel Maestro!
The apparel industry in the US has been challenged by the weakened economy and recovery of this industry has yet to transpire over the past few years. While several other industries are slowly starting to recover, the apparel industry is not recuperating as swiftly.
According to IBISWORLD.com of their 10 riskiest industries of the world list, apparel manufacturing holds not one, but two spots, number one on the list being men’s and boy’s apparel and number five being women’s and girl’s apparel.
The past few decades have seen domestic clothing manufacturers unable to compete with the much more efficient producers in Asia. The US apparel industry struggles to compete with the low wages and an over flowing workforce of Asia. Since clothing is lightweight, and therefore easy to transport, foreign manufacturers have been able to economically export mass quantities of clothing into the US, driving the majority of domestic operations out of business.
In the apparel industry where there is an uphill battle to success with no room for error. Information Integration Group (IIG) provides an Apparel Vertical Solution that streamlines transactions and ads functionality to the Sage 100 Sales Order Processing Module. The IIG Apparel Maestro is a complete software solution built on the Sage 100 platform capable of tracking quantities, as well as defining style, size and color. The Apparel Maestro also features the ability to manage apparel operations, generate quotes, allows for flexible pricing and billing, viewing inventory as well as streamlining warehouse automation. This solution also features the tracking of sales, the ability to set up UPC codes, full pricing and cost support, manage stock and even automatic generation of purchase orders.
IIG Apparel Maestro when integrated with Sage CRM provides the complete start to end solution. Apparel customers can improve efficiency, increase productivity, excel in organization, streamline operations and productions, and minimize cost and waste.
By Janice Haywood, marketing director at IIG Services, a Sage 100 and X3 Reseller based in Los Angeles, California.