Lingerie and swimwear manufacturer Eveden Group is focusing on its worldwide expansion plans after upgrading its business software system.

The GBP90m (US$142m) turnover company, whose brands include Fantasie, Fauve, Freya and Huit, has been using Syscom software for over 10 years, including their manufacturing operations in the UK and overseas.

The upgrade to the SyscomERP business software system has given it greater control of costs, more efficient business processes, improved visibility of information across the business.

Eveden use Syscom's product development management (PDM) for managing the product development process and sample production.

It "helps us to manage our vital information and collaborate with the product teams and our suppliers world-wide reducing the need for emails or spread sheets," explains Bill Phelan, head of group IT. "It also handles BOMs and costings efficiently".

Once a design is approved, Eveden runs the full suite of SyscomERP Manufacturing including bill of materials, production activity control, manufacturing resource planning and warehouse control - giving "total integration across our manufacturing and distribution operations both here in the UK and worldwide," Phelan adds.

Eveden is now planning to test phase two of the project, which is to roll out implementations across the group worldwide.