UK-based J. Barbour & Sons Ltd is a fifth-generation family business that manufactures clothing—including coats, knitwear, shirts, accessories, and footwear—for men, women, and children. Barbour offers its high-fashion products online and through retail shops in Europe, the United States, and Asia. J. Barbour & Sons, which employs over 700 people, based in the UK, with offices in the United States and Germany.

The challenge

  • Unlock business value of ‘big data’ in ERP system
  • Deliver sales analysis to managers for faster decision making
  • Offer fast ROI to reduce pressure on internal IT resources
  • Establish real-time business insight across multiple departments

The solution

  • J. Barbour & Sons deployed Qlik to over 200 users initially to improve sales reporting and decision making
  • Cybit has skilled up internal teams to deploy Qlik in multiple operational areas around the world, across functions such as finance, distribution, HR, eCommerce and stock management

The benefits

  • Qlik integrated easily with all their data sources
  • Supported faster decision making during business expansion
  • Improved stock management and profitability of each location
  • Delivered first application in just three weeks
  • Freed internal IT resources for higher value work
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