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Catalog Pricing & Content Management

September 11, 2017 8:28 pm

Client Description: Retailer of high quality performance apparel for dance and gymnastics   Business Problem: Each and every business activity for this retailer is a lead up to building the catalog.  The designers, pattern makers, product developers, costing staff, merchants, and marketing team all contribute to the product content for these very important books that get used almost exclusively in... View Article

Salesman Sample Inventory Management

September 11, 2017 8:25 pm

Client Description: Mid-sized handbag wholesaler.   Business Problem: This company was importing many salesman samples each season. Once they came into their corporate office, the samples would be distributed to salespersons.  They would then lose track of the samples because they had no system to manage them.  These lost samples could have been reused or sold off in sample sales... View Article

Replacing a PLM Costing Function

August 29, 2017 3:23 pm

Client Description: Large specialty brands retailer that markets to teens   Business Problem: This company recently implemented a leading supply chain management (SCM) system. The system has comprehensive costing and RFQ functionality which can handle the product costing for this company but required the users to input data in a variety of screens in order to set up the quote... View Article

Audit Compliance

August 1, 2017 6:56 pm

Client Description: A $3 billion dollar young men’s and women’s apparel company has been using Intellimas to solve a variety of business problems since 2011.  They started with a popular use for the Intellimas grid, which is to manage requests for quotes to agents and vendors, including detailed costs and product margin evaluation.  They have continued to define more needs... View Article

Material Approval Challenges

July 27, 2015 7:56 pm

During my career as a technology specialist, and more so as a production manager, I’ve seen so many challenges when it comes to keeping track of material approvals. Typical material approvals aren’t the issue. Most PLM’s have the ability, out of the box, to track and approve many different aspects of materials, such as quality approvals, color specific approvals like... View Article

Introducing Intellimas Reporting

September 24, 2014 12:36 am

  “What does the report look like?”   Intellimas customers (and any PLM customer for that matter) realize the value of having a system to store all their data. Whether it is costing, development sample tracking, or lab dips, finding the most streamlined way to keep data easily accessible and editable is the easy part.  Inevitably, users will get antsy, asking... View Article

How we Created a CRM with Intellimas

May 21, 2014 4:20 pm

We at Singletree Technologies have many….and I mean many….spreadsheets to help us manage our business.  We had always talked about moving these spreadsheets to Intellimas, but until we had the capability to create our own master data, this was not feasible.  Once we developed this functionality, it was time “to eat our own dog food” as they say. On a... View Article

Costing and RFQ’s for the Apparel Industry

May 10, 2013 8:52 pm

  The costing for apparel and other soft goods has always been a critical process in the product life cycle, even though it has evolved quite a bit over the last couple of decades.  It used to be that you had an engineer estimate standard allowed minutes for each labor operation, calculate material cost, add in some overhead and it... View Article

We have images!

September 19, 2012 8:05 pm

When we were in the early stages of developing Intellimas, we envisioned the application as a better way to input data.  It certainly met that objective and more.  But as our customers continue to challenge us with their various business problems, we have expanded Intellimas with more features to help them streamline their processes.  An example of this is roll-ups.... View Article

Too Much Data for One Cell…….

April 5, 2012 6:41 pm

 As a business analyst, I have been involved with many projects at many different companies. During the process analysis phase of these projects, one thing seems to always be true – users love their spreadsheets!  And in those spreadsheets there’s always the issue of scrunching data.  Users create a spreadsheet to capture information about a particular topic.  They have ONE... View Article