- IBM i / AS400
Watson’s is a full line retailer of home furnishings including outdoor, indoor, home recreation, pools, and spas, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For almost 50 years, they have been the leading supplier of home and recreational products to the Midwest. As a trusted name and iconic brand in their business, the Watson’s showrooms attract a large volume of customers. In addition to their Cincinnati location, Watson’s has showroom locations in Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, and elsewhere in Ohio.
Due to their rapidly growing business, Watson’s was beginning to overwhelm their warehouse. Not only was the existing warehouse space no longer sufficient, but the lack of organization was hindering shipping and delivery. These issues are common products of company growth; as the business grows, so do their inventory and organizational needs.
Another goal of Watson's was to implement Magento Commerce, requiring a skilled team to prepare their existing IBM i for integration.
To meet their growing inventory demands and requirements, Watson's turned to our team to integrate Synapse, a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) into their legacy IBM i/AS400 ERP system.
The key to this project's success was the seamless and tight integration between the IBM i and Synapse warehouse management system. As a result, Watson's has experienced improved business efficiencies. With the integration of Synapse and IBM i, the inventory processes are much more structured and organized. Watson's is also prepared to integrate their IBM i ERP with Magento Commerce to further grow their business.
Each integration point also resulted in added benefit:
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