Reference report Eastside fun-sport-vision
The challenge was that of any growing online business. Initially, all item data was still managed via the shop system, which became more and more complex with a constantly growing assortment and prices that had to be updated constantly so that it could no longer be managed in a timely manner. Moreover, due to the operation of retail shops and online trade at the same time, the necessary transparency about the current stock levels was no longer sufficiently given. Thus, with constant growth, the move to a modern ERP solution had become mandatory.
Decision for SAP Business One
SAP Business One, SAP's software for SMEs, was chosen because, in addition to its wide range of functions, it best met the requirements for article and warehouse management. The necessary overview of the stock levels and online sales were the most important aspects in making the decision.
"The overview of our stock levels and online sales as well as the possibility of automated connection to eCommerce solutions were the most important arguments in favour of SAP Business One," says Thomas Müller, son of Joachim Müller and current owner of Eastside | Fun-Sport-Vision.
In addition to the ERP solution, the necessary IT infrastructure ( server ) was also delivered and set up by SIGMA Software und Consulting GmbH.
Most important benefits of SAP Business One for the customer
In addition to the wide range of functions of SAP Business One, the points that make the client's daily work easier played a major role in the decision:
Connection to eCommerce systems
The data on articles, prices, product descriptions, variants, etc. are administered in SAP Business One and then synchronised both with the company's own shop system and with third-party applications such as eBay or Yatego. This means that the article master only has to be maintained once. Sales are also automatically returned to SAP Business One, so that a quick overview of sales and current stock levels is possible.
In addition to master item data, variants ( such as different sizes and colours ) can now be maintained directly in SAP Business One.
Fast price entry
In addition to the standard scope, a fast price entry has been implemented, which enables prompt price changes in the form of a matrix, even for larger article quantities.
Connection to electronic POS system
With a connected POS system, in-store sales can be processed and booked directly in SAP Business One.
In-store inventory management
Shop item sales are reconciled with SAP Business One via data exchange, providing a complete overview of inventory across all locations.
Thomas Müller sums up the advantages as follows:
'Since we started using the new system, I have the necessary overview of my stocks. And above all, we are also much faster when stocking the shop and eBay etc.. So the use has been completely beneficial for us."
In 1990, the company was founded by former GDR national football player and local soccer club of Chemnitz CFC legend Joachim Müller in Chemnitz. Since then, the brand shop for sports articles, outdoor and camping equipment has become a permanent fixture in Chemnitz. Today, the assortment includes everything the heart of active leisure sports enthusiasts desires, ranging from current brand collections of sports articles and clothing for many summer and winter sports to accessories and footwear. After the fusion with the Fun-Sport Vision company, the first online activities were launched in 2007 in addition to the retail shops in Chemnitz. Today, these represent important sales channels for the company. Since 2004, the company Eastside Fun-Sport-Vision has been managed in the second generation by Thomas Müller and can now be found at two locations in Chemnitz and on the Internet. In addition to retail, the company also introduces interested young people to football and winter sports and offers a wide range of activities, such as the Eastside football camp or snowboard camps.