Fabric Warehouse retailer selects EDI

Fabric Warehouse, the specialist fabric retailer with 40 stores nationwide, has selected a new electronic data interchange (EDI) system to improve its operations.

The specialist fabric retailer Fabric Warehouse has selected a new electronic data interchange (EDI) system to improve its operations.

The retailer has selected Spectrum 3 EDI software from Freeway Commerce to exchange invoices and orders with its suppliers in the UK and abroad.

The decision was made as part of an overall IT strategy to adopt EDI as a method of exchanging information for all trading partners. Freeway Commerce’s solution was selected for its ability to integrate with differing communications technologies.

Fabric Warehouse expects to achieve improved margins and increased efficiencies in the supply chain, as a result of adopting EDI.

Spectrum 3 integrates with Fabric Warehouse’s back office systems, including finance, human resources, payroll, point of sale and merchandising systems based on Dynamics NAV, part of the Microsoft Dynamics suite.

Glenn Aungles, finance director at Fabric Warehouse, said, “Freeway’s simple commercial model and the ability to connect with our trading community whatever their technology made this a straightforward decision. In particular the low cost web portal included as part of the package made it an extremely attractive solution.”

He said, “Freeway Commerce is actively working with us to provide excellent support to our suppliers. With the system in place it will help us to significantly improve efficiencies in our supply chain.”

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