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Case Study: Calzedonia Spa

Solution Implemented available in multiple colours and sizes. solution both broad enough to cover all
Microsoft Dynamics NAV These combinations can total several of Calzedonia’s activities, whilst at the
thousand in each brand. Managing similar same time possessing industry-specific
Pebblestone Fashion
numbers of combinations across all three capabilities, secondly by developing
of Calzedonia’s brands is an enormous techniques to manage a diverse project
challenge. The problem is further over a number of countries, maintaining

C alzedonia is a manufacturer and

worldwide supplier of men’s,
women’s and children’s hosiery. The
exacerbated by the short life cycles of
the fashion industry. Every collection is
standard functionality in each location,
consistency and common corporate
changed at least twice a year. accounting and reporting, and at the
company is directly represented in more
same time meeting local requirements.
than 25 countries in five continents.
Business Challenges Solved
Calzedonia manufactures in more than
LLP approached these challenges in This secondary aim was resolved by
five countries, owns 800 stores and has
two ways – first, by recommending a creating a core system both for
licensed 1200 franchised stores across
the globe.
Managing a complex international model creates many typical
Business Challenges challenges: compliance with local statutory requirements, corporate
Maintaining three brands, Calzedonia, reporting and consolidation, local language issues, multiple currencies,
Intimissimi andTezenis, the company’s
and many more.
activities cover many areas, from design
and manufacturing, through wholesale
distribution, to retail operations and
franchising. Managing such a complex
international model creates many
typical challenges: compliance with
local statutory requirements, corporate
reporting and consolidation, local
language issues, multiple currencies, and
many more.

In addition to these, there are a number

of industry-specific pressures. One
of these is the maintenance of a very
broad range of items organized into
different collections, with each item

Calzedonia Spa, cont.
manufacturing and distribution, Benefits / Advantages
based on the ‘international’ version of f Consistent solution for all Calzedonia
Microsoft Dynamics NAV. During each subsidiaries in multiple countries
‘roll-out’ the Calzedonia Core Version f Easier and transparent maintenance of
is incorporated into the country’s local the system
version of Dynamics NAV, ensuring f Global corporate rules, and local
compliance with local legislation. LLP execution and support
has sole responsibility for the creation f Consistent approach to local roll-outs
of the Core Version and for all roll- f Easier version control and upgrade to
outs, subcontracting local Dynamics new versions
NAV vendors to ensure local support f Industry specific solution
in countries where LLP does not have f Reduction of time spent on
direct representation. processing orders and new collection
Industry-specific issues were addressed f Reduction of item lists through usage
by using Pebblestone Fashion, a of colour/size combinations matrix at
specialized fashion add-on for Dynamics item level
NAV. This enabled Calzedonia to
eliminate a large number of items, About LLP
introducing in their place an item ‘matrix’, LLP Group provides consulting and software
available from manufacturing through
services to local and international companies
distribution to retail. This matrix makes it
possible to indicate at item level various in the Central and Eastern European region and
combinations of size and colour for beyond. LLP‘s approach combines consulting and
one and the same item. This effectively project management skills with international
means that Calzedonia can reduce
software products and software development to
not only the number of items in their
system, but can also simplify the entry of deliver affordable and realistic solutions. The Group
purchase orders, manufacturing orders, focuses on the operational, financial, analytical,
sales orders and others, by selecting an
customer relationship and reporting needs of local
item and then specifying all quantities
for each colour/size combination in a and regional organizations with consulting and
single line. This significantly accelerates development teams based in Prague, Bratislava,
the introduction of new collections and
Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Belgrade and Zagreb.
the processing or orders.


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