Integrated Data That Drives Workflow Automation
Driving efficiencies in the finance organization and automating supply chain business processes by leveraging Infor automation and integration tools.
> Footwear wholesaler with high volume orders across well known brands
> Close alignment with CFO to ensure time to value realization is achieved
Implementing a cloud ERP to replace a legacy system
Vida Shoes International designs, produces, and markets footwear products. Although the company is based out of New York, New York, Vida is a global leader in the footwear industry – selling their products through department stores and retailers around the world. The footwear brand prides itself on the quality of its products that it has worked to maintain and innovate since the company’s inception several decades ago.
The footwear industry is complex, especially with companies like Vida that rely heavily on their far reaching supply chain to manufacture and ship their products to big box retailers. As a result, EDI and 3PL transactions are key in ensuring that the manufacturer has visibility into the entire pick pack and ship process, such as production, distribution, warehouse management and fulfillment.
Vida’s relationship with the Doppio team dates back to early 2019 when Vida reached out for expert integration services. In addition to this initial project, Vida has leveraged Doppio’s expertise for several other integrations and implementations including trading partner enablement, A/R automation, amongst several others.
Digitizing and automating high volume, entrenched business processes
Doppio worked closely with Vida’s IT team and external stakeholders to enable both EDI and 3PL transactions as well as provide integrations for transacting with B2B, e-commerce and banking sites.
Vida requires EDI 820 Customer Payments file to be loaded into M3 ABS100 (Bank Statement – Payments). The AR user will process the batch file in ABS100 and will automatically pay off the AR invoices or the deductions will put on account in the M3 system. M3 ABS100 (Standard Bank Statement) cannot create debit notes into ARS125 (AR Debit Note Open) with a reason code. The MAK modification helped to build a custom process to automatically create debit notes into ARS125 from the ABS100 Bank Statement.
Working in parallel with Infor consulting services, Doppio was able to introduce best of breed services and solutions, with a keen focus on financial and supply chain integrations.
- Create interface DB Tables for Consumption, Receipts, Movements, and Adjustments to inventory
- Create Transaction Log Table – Triggers on the incoming data from PLC System
- Create Stored Procedure for Interface Tables
- Development of MEC Maps
Enhancing M3 to achieve success with AR automation use cases
Finance: EDI 820 and the Doppio designed MAK solution to streamline cash application. VIDA requires EDI 820 Customer Payments file to be loaded into M3 ABS100 (Bank Statement – Payments). The AR user will process the batch file in ABS100 and will automatically pay off the AR invoices or the deductions will put on account in the M3 system. M3 ABS100 (Standard Bank Statement) cannot create debit notes into ARS125 (AR Debit Note Open) with a reason code. The MAK modification helped to build a custom process to automatically create debit notes into ARS125 from the ABS100 Bank Statement.
Vida usually has thousands of invoice lines per statement and manually creating debit notes for each of them one by one meant investing 2 hours per statement. This customization helped reduce hours of effort.
Non-Finance: Doppio delivered EDI and 3PL integrations during an Infor-led implementation project in a ST cloud deployment. Our team worked under a client-led, staff augmentation model to deliver numerous integration points needed to connect systems and satisfy business requirements.
Working closely with the footwear wholesaler itself allowed us to successfully take the business live on M3 as well as provide go-live support. Doppio assisted in UAT and the promotion of code as well as served as a dedicated support partner during the go-live event.
Our consultants are skilled and certified in Infor’s cloud environment. We enable, the automation of business messages and supply chain processes for current Infor M3 clients. We bring a b
- EDI Maps including 753, 754, 810, 812, 820, 832, 846, 850, 855, 856, 860, 865, 869, 870, and 997
- Warehouse / 3PL Maps including 861, 888, 940, 945, 943, 944, and 947
- MEC/ION map development
- RepSpark API
- NuOrer and/or Envoy connections
- Optimizely order management system
Enhancing user productivity via workflow automation
Following M3 go-live, Vida was now operating on a consolidated financial system of record, with a robust tech stack and ability to support further business process improvements. Our team spent the next 18 months stabilizing the environment and executing additional value-add implementations.
So what did our consultants help the client realize? The importance of data integrity and rigorous scenario testing when building for scale and volume.
Order volume for some M3 clients is far more significant than others, which heavily influences architecture decisions. With orders needing to be shipped the same day, it is imperative that integrations are as scalable as possible throughout the application development lifecycle. This means a rigorous continuous testing approach (agile) versus waiting to the end with a waterfall approach.