Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Xperia Solutions Selected by Gather & Gown as Apparel Software Partner

Wedding industry startup Gather & Gown has selected apparel ERP experts Xperia Solutions as its enterprise software partner. 

EMMAUS, PA – May 26, 2015
Gather & Gown is running a wide range of Xperia Solutions products and services including ERP, EDI, Warehouse Management (WMS), Customer Management, B2B/Sales Force Automation, Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Financial Management. In phase 2 they plan to implement Xperia’s latest offering, Collaborativ Product Lifecycle Management (apparel PLM) to achieve greater efficiency throughout the product development process, resulting in cost savings and faster time to market.

Based in Ambler, Pa., Gather & Gown was started in January 2015 by bridal industry veteran Vincent Piccione. He was President & CEO of Alfred Angelo Bridal, an 80-store wholesale and retail brand, before founding Gather & Gown, which sells formal gowns for bridesmaids, proms and other special occasions.

Unlike the rest of the special occasion apparel industry, Gather & Gown turns around orders in just a few business days’ time, whereas most of the industry still takes four or five weeks to fulfill orders made online or in store. 

“Knowing both the manufacturing side and the retail side of the wedding industry, we knew what frustrated customers and about the inefficiencies of the entire supply chain from designer to customer,” said Piccione. “The standard industry practice is 12-15 weeks turnaround time, and you just can’t do that today. Customers expect their orders much faster now. So we are turning around orders for high quality formal gowns in just a matter of days. It’s revolutionary in this industry!” 

“We are excited to help this new startup gain a significant competitive advantage by utilizing the best set of apparel ERP software products and the best team of dedicated professionals at Xperia,” said Alan Robezzoli, VP of Sales & Marketing. “We know from experience that our tools will help streamline their business and improve efficiencies, making possible their goals of consistently turning around orders quickly.”

“We did a lengthy search for an apparel software partner, but no one had the breadth of apparel industry experience like Xperia did with 30 years under their belt,” said Piccione. “Xperia has stood the test of time. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on a mainframe, a server or hosted SaaS, it’s the industry-specific functionality you need and not a lot of functionality you don’t need like you get with other software companies who are designing programs for other industries. Xperia knows apparel like no one else. Experience is strength, and simplicity goes hand-in-hand with excellence in execution. ”

About Xperia Solutions
Founded in 1984, Xperia is an industry leader in enterprise management and business intelligence software solutions for the apparel and footwear industries. Xperia’s software suites help businesses of all sizes manage the full spectrum of business intelligence and manufacturing, importing and distribution requirements including warehouse inventory, procurement, production, financials, e-commerce and more. Xperia offers affordable cloud-based SaaS and enterprise solutions designed to address the needs of companies of all sizes from startups to multi-billion dollar corporations. For more information about Xperia’s apparel software products and services, visit the company's web site at www.xperiasolutions.com.