Jellycat Implements SAP to Unite Business Functions

August 11, 2010 by SAP News 0

SAP helps quirky toy company to keep track of stock and improve customer service

Feltham, UKSAP UK & Ireland today announced that gift and toy company, Jellycat, has implemented integrated SME application, SAP Business One with Accellos Warehouse Management and Amodat Mobile Sales System for SAP Business One. Jellycat, best known for its luxury soft toys, supplies gifts and toys to shops all over the world including some of the most well known high street names.

Established just over 10 years ago, Jellycat has grown significantly and expanded into an international business with offices in London and Minneapolis. Due to the company’s fast growth it quickly outgrew its existing systems. The company needed a single solution that could integrate and bring together all functions of the business, automate processes and provide powerful line of business solutions such as financial reporting. A number of solutions were considered but Jellycat selected SAP Business One as it offered advanced stock control options including the ability to provide real-time stock availability information to the sales team. At the same time it offered analysis tools and a range of other features at a competitive price.

Danny Olive, Finance Director, Jellycat Limited commented: “As a fast growing small business, which also competes on a global scale, we needed a comprehensive, integrated and scalable solution to help us continue our business success. SAP Business One is remarkably easy to use; we are able to design our own bespoke reports and workflow procedures to suit and benefit the particular needs of the business. We initially selected SAP Business One as it exceeded our technology requirements but now realize that it will help us to continue the process of improving business systems and procedures for some time to come.”

Since going live at the beginning of the year, Jellycat has realized a number benefits including improved efficiency and accuracy in order capture and stock allocation which has enabled them to offer higher quality customer service. The company has also been able to simplify and reduce administrative processes and advanced financial reporting tools have enabled the finance team to deliver faster and more insightful financial analysis to management.

Stephen Read, Head of SME, SAP UK&I, said: “Jellycat’s growth as a global SME has been swift and considerable, and we are delighted to be able to provide them with the technology to reach the next stage of their business development. We look forward to working with Jellycat going forward and watching the company go from strength to strength. SMEs are always great powerhouses of growth and it is important that they have the right technology in place to enable their expansion, and we will continue to work with our partners, such as SAP Business One specialist CGA Enterprise Solutions, in order to achieve this.”

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