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St. Johns Knits

About the Company

Inspired by a knitting machine, a love for design and a drive for entrepreneurship, St. Johns Knits was launched over 42 years ago and continues to excel as a premier manufacturer of elegant knitwear, worldwide. They operate in over a dozen facilities, and employ over 5,000 people. With six fashion lines, their products are sold in 28 countries. St. Johns Knits prides itself on the continual commitment to quality and customer satisfaction as it has grown from a small family operated business to an international corporation.

Situation & Strategy

Case Study Strategy: 

Due to St. John Knits tremendous growth in operations over the past few decades, the need arose for a more sophisticated financial reporting and analysis system. The accounting staff wanted an intuitive solution that was Microsoft® Excel-based, accurate, secure, and provided dynamic financial reports. They had used two reporting alternatives previously, but neither fit all of their needs. St. John Knits chose Spreadsheet Server for use with MOVEX®, to meet and exceed their reporting needs.

Software Implementation

Case Study Software: 

Spreadsheet Server converts Excel into a tightly integrated analytical tool for any ERP system. Users can leverage the strength of their spreadsheets with seamless dynamic integration to their information, along with powerful drill-down capability to the lowest level of detail. It allows users to build a range of reports from simple ad hoc workbooks to complex dashboard-type views of critical business data.

Distribution Manager automates the distribution of reports from Microsoft® Excel.

Results

Case Study Results: 
  • One-day implementation and training - product use began same day
  • Reports produced 75% faster
  • Less reliance on internal IT
  • Unlimited access to Global Software support

In a Nutshell

Case Study Summary: 

St. John Knits appreciates the ease of creating reports and intuitive nature of the product, as it allows users to stay within the familiar environment of Excel. In addition to the success they have experienced with Spreadsheet Server, St. John has been overwhelmed with the support that Global has provided from the pre-implementation phase to the present.

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