Modus Furniture Sees Operational and Bottom Line Improvements with Aptean Apprise ERP

For over 25 years, Modus Furniture International has been recognized by specialty retailers and mass merchandisers for its high levels of service and high quality products available at competitive prices. They were among the first furniture companies to source 100% of its products through imports, leading the company to enjoy a cost advantage that contributed to a growth rate of 30–50% annually. This rapid growth put a strain on their homegrown operational system and limited enterprise-wide information flow. Modus Furniture sought a single, integrated solution that could streamline operations and deliver real-time information visibility throughout the organization. Since implementing Apprise® ERP, Modus Furniture has seen dramatic improvements in its operations and a direct, positive impact on its bottom line.

Industry

Wholesale distribution

Revenue

>$20 million

Product

Contemporary home furnishings

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

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The Challenge

On top of their rapid growth, Modus Furniture was faced with a number of operational challenges:

  • Disparate systems for operations and accounting limited Modus Furniture’s visibility and access to enterprise-wide information
  • Offsite warehouse operations were not well connected to other operations
  • Lack of real-time insight into inventory status
  • Poor information flow between its systems hindered accounts receivable, collections, and chargeback performance
  • Needed to support ongoing business growth

The Solution

In order to support the company’s growth, Modus Furniture sought a single, integrated solution that could streamline all its operations and deliver real-time information visibility throughout its organization.  Specifically, they needed a solution that:

  • Was comprehensive, flexible, and scalable to support future growth
  • Could improve data visibility
  • Created operational efficiencies; and
  • Was a cost effective, easy-to-implement solution that could be maintained without the need for additional IT resources

The Result

Since implementing Apprise ERP, Modus has seen a direct positive impact on its bottom line.

  • Within the first year, inventory accuracy improved from 80% to 95%
  • Past due receivables went from 25% to 0%
  • Few system customizations were required, meaning low total cost of ownership

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