Offshore R&D Services
for S&P 500 company

The Client
  • Major international apparel manufacturer and retailer headquartered in California, USA
The Situation
  • Client owns several product brands and operates hundreds stores worldwide. In many countries regional stores are operated by franchisees.
  • The company has established IT systems that automate core business processes, store operations and back-office data processing however regional franchise centers are always having needs to automate supplemental processes and extend core systems capabilities.
  • Client's core systems are not flexible, difficult to customize and serviced by high-end consulting firms who are charging exorbitant prices for their services.
  • In many cases corporate policy is also prohibit core system modifications.
The Challenge
  • Client needs a creative solution that would automate business processes without modification of the core business systems but at the same time will be fully integrated with these core systems.
  • The solution has to tailored to local business specifics and adapted to suit custom business needs.
  • The supplementary business automation system has to serve a wide variety of extremely diverse tasks and business scenarios (document processing, warehouse management, logistics support, helpdesk implementation, back office automation, integration with external data systems, reporting, business intelligence, asset management, department management, intranet portal and many more).
  • New solution has to have a common standardized platform; be scalable and easily customizable.
The Engagement
  • STP Systems made a feasibility study and determined that increasing the amount of PDT devices would not resolve a bottleneck because there are other physical constrains like limited amount of docking stations and limited loading area.
  • The solution is to automate and streamline warehouse business processes as well as increase the scope and systematize non-automated logistic processes.
  • STP Systems took responsibility to design, develop and deliver a Warehouse Management System extension which includes multi-server architecture on the back end and unique PDT application for front-end.
  • New system has to be seamlessly integrated with corporate ERP system.
The Solution
  • The warehouse process automation solution developed by STP Systems has a unique PDT application that is seamlessly integrated with corporate ERP system.
  • The solution also includes multiple back-end servers an
  • The system includes back-end desktop client-server type ERP-style application and completely integrated front-end website based on DotNetNuke Content Management System (CMS).
  • The solution is based on Microsoft .NET technology and is built using STP Systems proprietary “Efficiency Business Suite” platform that allows rapid application development leveraging agile software development techniques.