Global lifestyle retailer Cath Kidston is implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help support its global operations and underpin international growth.

The UK-based brand has upgraded to Infor CloudSuite Fashion after strong international business growth meant it had outgrown its existing legacy systems.

According to the company, the new cloud-based solution will deliver enhanced visibility, tighten processes and reduce manual re-keying of data, particularly around managing stock across multiple trading channels.

It will also support all business areas from PLM, purchasing, merchandise inventory management and financials, to business intelligence and industry-specific analytics, helping Cath Kidston to reduce its IT footprint, expedite time to market, and reduce risk. 

"Having a fashion-focused retail solution delivered via the cloud means that we will benefit quickly from having all our key systems totally integrated," says Geert Peeters, chief operating officer at Cath Kidston. "Furthermore, its modern, smartphone-esque interface is slick and intuitive to use, which is hugely beneficial in encouraging user adoption and getting the most out of the system."

Peeters adds Infor's ability to support financials on a global basis gives the company "immense confidence" as it moves forward in the next chapter of its growth.

In August, the retailer tapped former Under Armour executive Michael Engelhaupt as its first head of Latin America as it eyes expansion in the region.

Cath Kidston prepares for Latin America expansion