Clear Visibility of Orders for Lola Design

Greetings card company, Lola Design Ltd based in York, was growing quickly and starting to take orders from prestigious retailers, but with no clear visibility of finished goods and component stocks, they were unable to plan demand effectively. Sales & Operations Director, Frank Mountain, says,

“Instead of using spreadsheets, we needed a central place where we could see what was happening across our warehouse locations, the lack of visibility was starting to keep me awake at night.”

OutserveWeb implemented Unleashed stock management system for Lola Design. We set it up for multiple warehousing and migrated all Lola Design’s SKUs into the new system. We then integrated it with their existing Xero cloud-accounting system. For the first time, the company was able to see everything all in one location and with real-time updates, meaning that the system was always up to date with the latest information. And because greetings cards are assembled using multiple component parts, Unleashed brought all these together in the Bill of Materials (BOM). Frank says,

“The BOM helped us to ensure that all the component parts were in stock and provided even more transparency in the production process. Thanks to Unleashed, we are now able to better plan demand and manage our order process much more efficiently.”

Sample of greetings cards by Lola Design
Furthermore, the Unleashed integration with Xero meant that the two systems worked seamlessly together, meaning Lola Design could now benefit from:
  • Reduced data entry
  • Real-time inventory balances
  • Visibility of product margins
  • Improved financial reporting
According to Frank,

“OutserveWeb proved invaluable as a bridge between Unleashed and our own business. They helped us get to grips with the software quickly and we very quickly found we had complete control over our order process.”

Logo of Lola Design - now benefiting from visibility of orders
We are now helping Lola Design with both Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and inventory planning systems. Both systems can be integrated with their existing systems to save even more duplication time across the different software.
For more information about Unleashed stock management software click the button on the left – or for more information about Xero, click the button on the right. To find out what Unleashed and Xero can do for your business, get in touch. We’re happy to help!

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