StyleWest

StyleWest

“Softengine was there to hold our hand and listen to our concerns, both from a budgetary and a customization standpoint. They were very flexible and really tried to have our best interests in mind in installing and tailoring the system to our needs.”

Robert Angstadt, director of operations, StyleWest

COMPANY PROFILE

  • Name: Sengstaken Enterprises Inc., d/b/a StyleWest
  • Location: Oxnard, California
  • Industry: Wholesale distribution
  • Products & Services: Sales, marketing and distribution of specialty fashion footwear and accessories
  • Website: www.stylewest.net
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Challenge

StyleWest supplies flip-flops, swimwear and coordinated rainwear to high-fashion retailers across the U. S. The company’s existing entry-level accounting system had been overwhelmed by an ever-increasing number of users and files, causing it to slow to a crawl or simply crash. Faced with inefficiencies, incompatible software and unconsolidated data, StyleWest searched for a replacement that would consolidate the entire company on one platform, support multiple divisions and adhere to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Solution

StyleWest management selected Softengine to implement SAP’s Business One ERP solution. Within the space of less than four weeks, Softengine had completed and tested the application and delivered user training, and the system went live two weeks later. Coordinating with Softengine, management worked to create a clear implementation outline that established minimal customization (adjustments confined to the look and feel of the sales and accounting functions) while still tailoring the software to their exact specifications.

Results

The new SAP system and Softengine’s implementation and training exceeded expectations. Stylewest now enjoys a unified company database and improved inventory control, while providing better customer service. According to Robert Angstadt, director of operations at StyleWest, “Softengine was there to hold our hand and listen to our concerns, both from a budgetary and a customization standpoint. They were very flexible and really tried to have our best interests in mind in installing and tailoring the system to our needs.”

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