VIDA Shoes International leverages Infor B2C integration
Doppio helps global leader in the footwear industry integrate new and existing systems with Infor M3 CloudSuite: banks, 3PLs, DTC sites and B2B portals, and multiple EDI transactions
Doppio Group chosen for system integration expertise and past work with Infor M3
Closely monitored MEC interfaces handling thousands of order lines
Support the omnichannel fulfillment strategy for global client
Industry Consumer Discretionary, Apparel
Solution Infor M3 (ST Cloud Edition)
Location New York, NY
“As the head of the finance and operations of Vida Shoes International, we are responsible for accurate reporting as well as the ability to plan, forecast, and help grow our business in a very real time and dynamic manner. Working with Doppio has helped us in these areas. Going through the implementation of a new system can be daunting under any circumstances. Doing it during a pandemic only made it more challenging. Partnering with Doppio on various aspects of this ERP launch and working closely with our internal IT team helped achieve many wins over the 9 months of being live. They have also stuck with us on some of those integrations that have taken longer and weren’t successful out of the box.”
– Arthur Levine, CFO at Vida Shoes International, Inc.
Needing technological development to support international supply chain
Vida, a shoe designer, manufacturer and seller, relies on Infor Nexus to support an international supply chain operation. As a result, the company depends on EDI as well as API and flat file integrations to automate and execute critical business processes. By investing in Infor’s CloudSuite and working and by leveraging an expert integration partner, Vida was able to reduce manual effort in consuming order data of all types and applying cash to open receivables.
Managing a monumental automation and complex integration
While the automation might seem simple from a business perspective, it amounted to a significant development in this case, both in regards to cash applications and EDI. Specifically, the project required Doppio to work with Vida’s A/R team to develop an integration that would automate the manual creation of debit notes for thousands of statements, a challenging feat. The Infor M3 B2C integration was also further complicated due to third parties managing the direct-to-consumer platforms.
Creating custom modifications and integrating for B2C
Following a detailed project plan and timeline, a team of Doppio consultants began the integrations. On the cash applications side, MAK modifications were created to build a custom process to automatically create debit notes into ARS125 from the ABS100 Bank Statement. In addition to this, several integrations were built for the B2C side of things including: new UPCs, inventory, order, and shipping and cancellation management; and last but not least, inbound return and credit orders.
Fully automate B2C integrations reduces labour and capital costs
First, the MAK modifications and the customizations that were delivered enabled Vida to fully automate the handling of bank statements. Given that each statement typically required a few hours of manual work, thousands of hours were saved. This in turn translated into an immense reduction in labour costs that could then be allocated to better support business operations. Second, the company’s processes were seamlessly integrated with their ecommerce solution, rendering Vida’s B2C offering a technological success.
Continued partnership and Infor M3 optimization
With the success of this project, Vida has continued relying on Doppio for stabilizing their Infor M3 environment. Our team actively assists Vida with user-driven enhancements as the company establishes new trading partners and ecommerce connections.
What did we learn?
Order volume for some companies is high, and with orders needing to be shipped the same day, it is imperative that integrations are as scalable as possible throughout the development process. This means a rigorous continuous testing approach (agile) versus waiting to the end with a waterfall approach.
Senior Technical Consultant