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Athletics Uniforms Ltd. —
Distribution & Light Manufacturing

Contact: Charles Finley
Applications: Customer Order Processing
Purchase Order Processing
Inventory Control
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Sales Analysis
General Ledger
Requirement: Athletics Uniforms manufactures and distributes uniforms, mainly to restaurant and drug store chains, and fast food outlets. They were on the verge of closing sales to a number of major chain stores, but were already bogged down with paperwork even without the doubling of volume that was expected within the coming year.
Solution: The order processing system was installed to take over all ordering and inventory control functions. The system was adapted specifically to the needs of Athletics to permit fast entry of inventory with colours and sizes. A number of specific sales reports were also added to suit the special needs of large chain store accounts that need information from suppliers on the purchase by each store location or ship-to point.
Result: The system has helped organize the office completely. It has eliminated the backlog of orders, the typing of invoices, and all the necessary manual reporting required by the company. Chores such as producing the aged receivables list which used to take days, now takes minutes. The doubling of volumes did in fact materialize, but the system was able to handle the growth without problem and without the need to hire extra office staff. Current volumes often exceed two hundred invoices per day.

The General Ledger and Payroll systems were added after the original applications had been running for more than two years. The General Ledger system produces full financials for Athletics and three other related companies. The Payroll system is also used in a multi-company fashion. The largest payroll consists of approximately 20 salaried and 100 hourly employees.
Update: A significant software and hardware upgrade was completed in January 1993 to address Athletics' requirements for state-of-the-art customer services, reporting, analysis and data entry. Being a very future-looking organization, they were keenly aware of the importance of keeping their system current with the capabilities to easily `hook' into the technology of today and tomorrow.
Last Updated: March 24, 2017