TAL Apparel Limited, a provider of innovative products and services across different stages of the fashion supply chain, finished the first phase of migrating its legacy ERP to Infor Cloudsuite™ Fashion to achieve significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies.
TAL began migrating its ERP system from Infor M3 to Infor CloudSuite in April 2016. The Infor and TAL team worked together on an approach to migrate all 1,500 users in six countries over to the new system within a three-day downtime window to minimize business disruption. They achieved a 50 percent reduction in heavy batch jobs, such as MRP and monthly end closing jobs.
"The Infor team understands our industry very well. The Infor M3 consultants working for us are all very experienced, with many years of M3 and fashion industry experience," said Dr. Delman Lee, president and CTO for TAL Apparel Limited. "All of this has helped us improve system efficiency, greatly enhancing our manufacturing operational capability in the digital era."
After migrating to Infor CloudSuite Fashion, the TAL ERP system will be upgraded seamlessly by Infor, adding the latest features including extensibility, scalability, performance, security and continuous innovation.
The fashion industry is faced with severe challenges in terms of the pace of product innovation, digital transformation and omni channel. In an era of big data and cloud computing, the key factor in achieving a successful business is finding ways to leverage innovative industry-specific ERP solutions to meet fast-changing needs and to be more profitable.
Compared with traditional deployments, cloud-based solutions can help reduce one-time hardware and software investment so that enterprises can put more emphasis on business innovation. The flexibility that cloud brings can enable better support for business innovation and customized production.
"Going to cloud has already become a trend for enterprises. The major value that cloud brings is fast and resilient on-line expansion of business as well as improving the cost structure of the enterprise. We are very happy that TAL Apparel is beginning to migrate to Infor Cloudsuite ™ Fashion, and has achieved significant improvements in operational performance, and are willing to support more industry companies in Asia to migrate to cloud," said Graham McColough, vice president, managing director, North Asia, Infor.
According to Dr. Lee, TAL Apparel is currently working with Infor to implement the Infor Workforce Management solution.