Canadian fashion wholesaler Freemark Apparel Brands (FAB) has invested in an end-to-end apparel ERP solution from Momentis to help support its growing business.

Montreal-based FAB represents brands such as Bench, Scotch & Soda, Maison Scotch and Garcia, which are distributed in top-tier independent boutiques, specialty chains, department stores and mass merchants.

Information systems manager Rosa Ragusa says the investment has delivered "all of the modules required to develop any wholesale business - from style uploads to order entry, importing POs to costing and logistics."

Key benefits attributed to the Momentis Fashion System are improved customer service, reduced delivery times and increased sales while minimising inventory. With all customer data in one place, FAB can use the 'left to sell' function to respond to re-order requests quickly and effectively.

"Shipping is paramount in providing customer service," adds Ragusa. "Our ability to scan products out and interface with a freight system streamlines the process. Combining our shipping capabilities with the 'suggested buy' module lets us continually optimise our inventory levels."

The tool also helps with allocation, costing, invoicing, EDI, receivables and reporting, as well as interfacing the retail side and e-commerce, so orders and styles that exist in the ERP can be uploaded into the retail system.