Knitwear specialist WoolOvers opts for Sage X3 to improve business reporting and decision making
Founded in 1989, WoolOvers is a global supplier of all-natural knitwear with eight international websites and more than 120 employees.
As a growing business, WoolOvers was experiencing performance issues with its existing Sage 50 system, which it relied upon heavily for the company’s financial management and reporting. Sage 50 was unable to cope with the increasing demands of the business, in terms of both detailed reporting and budgeting. This created inefficiencies in the Finance team where there were many manual processes and workarounds. Sean Watherston, CFO at WoolOvers suggests, “There was too much time spent on processing data, rather than using the data to gain valuable insight into business performance. These issues were affecting our ability to make informed decisions and therefore it was time to move on.”
With a new management structure in place, WoolOvers explored a number of systems including Sage 200 and Microsoft Dynamics, but decided upon Sage X3 as a logical progression from Sage 50. WoolOvers felt it was important to go for a product that would easily cope with the growth plans of the business, as well as being easy to implement. ”We were keen to get a system for the long-term, that was strong and robust. We felt that Sage X3 had these capabilities.” WoolOvers also chose Sage X3 for its clever reporting abilities, which would allow them to gain quick, meaningful information to make effective, well-thought-out decisions.
CPiO was recommended to WoolOvers by fellow CPiO customer, Purity Soft Drinks, which provided reassurance about the implementation process and its relationship with CPiO. After time spent with the CPiO Sage X3 team, Sean felt that CPiO was best suited to partner with WoolOvers on the Sage X3 journey. “CPiO really understood our requirements. The team was pragmatic and this was a really refreshing approach”. WoolOvers believes that Sage X3 will transform its efficiency, improve reporting and analysis and help the company to better understand the profitability of the sales channels in which it operates.
Established in 1989, British, all-natural knitwear specialist, WoolOvers has served over one million, global customers. Championing superb quality, everyday wear, machine-washable, all natural fibres, choice and colour, WoolOvers cuts through with surprisingly affordable prices.