Leather fashion goods designer and retailer, Lakeland Leather, has adopted a Microsoft Dynamics based retail solution from K3, the UK's leading Microsoft Business Solutions Partner.
Lakeland Managing Director, Richard Standring, said, We were a pioneer with technology 28 years ago and over that period built systems that ran our business very effectively. However, with the loss of mainframe support from HP, and an inflexible till system, we were looking for a new and integrated solution that would enable us to grow the business.
K3 and Microsoft representatives are working closely with Lakeland to optimise solutions based around K3s merchandising, financials, warehousing and reporting modules.
Standring continued, K3 has developed a tool for fragmentation that will enable us to view and understand where goods are selling well or not so well, so we can move goods to other stores long before we have to consider markdowns.
Lakeland will also be developing a number of reports so that it can compare performance of stores, operators, items and product groups.
Having researched a new solution, Lakeland had found nothing suitable until they discovered K3. Standring added, Many vendors were not even as far ahead as we already were with systems. Others were simply inflexible to our needs.
Paul Makin, sales director for K3, said, The Lakeland project is further proof that K3 has strong fashion technology credentials and can provide solutions across the supply chain."
Lakeland is a fashion goods designer and retailer with 17 stores across the UK. They sell stylish casual clothing, with the emphasis on outerwear, including probably the largest and most prestigious leather clothing range in the country.
K3 provides business software solutions for the retail sector, built around the complete Microsoft technology stack. At the core of their success lies the successful provision and implementation of end to end solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics. These solutions provide customers with 'one version of the truth' and a lower total costs of ownership.
As a Gold Level Partner, and with 25 years of experience, K3s implementations employ a structured approach that focuses on delivering unique competitive advantages within an agreed performance structure.
K3 is part of the K3 Business Technology Group Plc