Platform Features

By Impact, Process & Flow. 

Farewell Excel

Farewell Excel.

You and your many, many versions of the same spreadsheets did your best!

The Fashion & Apparel industry has invested approximately $3.5 Billion is ERP & PLM platforms to streamline fast paced, product development at scale. The weak link in most organizations....Excel. A myriad of un-versioned, error laden spreadsheets negating the very efficiencies hoped to be gained with ERP & PLM investment. Sweft mitigates the need for spreadsheets furnishing all systems with one version of the truth, process accumulated, accurate & complete data.

Assortment
Planning

Enables Buyers to build and visualize their assortments from both Product Development and market-available products. 

  • Replaces Excel spreadsheet reliance and automates current manual data entry effort, mitigating the risk of human error.
  • Automates repetitive tasks, improving efficiency while reducing non-value-add workload.
  • Enables Buyers’ to inject product inspiration at every stage of process with creative and visual teams.
  • Enables buyers to auto generate visual assortments via folio presentation for distribution & approval.
  • Enforces pertinent data points (e.g. product attributes) are acquired prior to release to downstream processes and analysis.

Automated Item Setup

Ensures that all pertinent data points are acquired and accurate, to complete setup in financial systems such as the ERP or Merchandise Planning. 

  • Minimizes data entry effort by process automation and pulling data from ancillary systems.
  • Supports key processes such as approvals, attribution and compliance.
  • Perpetual rules-based data validation & verification ensures 100% data accuracy.
  • Perpetual prioritization/reassignment of SKU workloads based on data driven triggers. (e.g. P.O. Dates, Events etc.)
  • Comprehensive dashboards simplify data entry, SKU process/progress visibility and departmental daily operations.
  • Syndicates essential data to downstream systems.

Manufacturer Vendor Portals

Secure, SaaS driven Vendor Portal delegates required data input & compliance details to Vendor(s).  

  • Automates P.O. approval process with required (complete) data entry specified.
  • Enforces data set requirements (e.g. product specifications, compliance data|documentation, image specifications etc.)
  • Easily managed/updated permissions-based product data views and data entry requirements.
  • Vendor Portal data received is full integrated with overall SKU development product workflow management.
  • Automates the sample approval process and subsequent sample tracking in a single source platform.
  • Option to integrate with Vendor specific logistics platforms.

Item Enrichment

Multi-threaded parallel processes used to create digital content for publishing products online in one single source platform. 

  • Sample Management enables privileged users to request, receive and track physical samples throughout the organization via auto generated QR code based comprehensive sample cards which include internal sample tracking, annotations and approval processes.
  • Studio & Copy Management optimizes resources by scheduling upcoming workload in data driven, contextual priority. Algorithmically calculating optimal use of resources based on item priority relative to GTM deadlines. Providing validated & approved creative briefs prior to scheduling while affording optimal time for the creative process.

Consolidated Product View

Single source platform delivering 100% accurate data for customer-facing teams: Stores, Digital, Marketing, Visual, CSR’s.

  • Replaces need for multi-system login’s to provide the same required data sets for desired function.
  • Single source permissions-based user access at employee grade/departmental or function level.
  • Eliminates PIM requirement with advanced function.
  • Syndicates consistent data sets in real-time to internal/external/third party retail platforms.
  • Affords multiple redundancies in data validation accuracy prior to publishing. (i.e. 100% Accurate Outbound Data)
  • Product information repository perpetually updated in real-time providing a single source of truth.

Unified Product Workflow

Connects product-related processes across the organization to expedite the flow of new products and improve sales and customer satisfaction. 

  • Tracks product workflow end-to-end, across teams, processes and systems to ensure there are no gaps or delays.
  • Prioritizes tasks based on delivery and marketing deadlines, so that the most urgent products are completed fastest.
  • Provides best-practice workflows that follow industry standards.
  • Easily and highly customizable workflow modules.
  • Comprehensive progress completion reports indexed to item stakeholders &/or organizational dashboard views.
  • Comprehensive dashboard views custom to departmental needs complete with prioritized, actionable alerts.

Product Workflow Management

Workflow Features

By Organizational Structure. 

Executive Management

Increase new SKU margins by a minimum of 14% on new SKU releases at scale. Reduce product timeline launches by a minimum of 40%.


Learn How Sweft Increases Gross Profit Margins

I.T.

Bridge PLM, ERP & PIM gaps without needing to write  a single line of code. Sweft is a non-invasive SaaS based middleware. 


Learn How Sweft Leverages Your Systems

Merchandising 

Know when upcoming products to merchansize are ready, delayed and their status in process...all in real-time.


Learn How Sweft Keeps Constantly Informed

 
Planning 

The best laid plans complimented by flawless execution. Sweft provides complete visibility to all new SKU's stage in process.


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Vendor Portals

Incorporate manufacturing vendors into your workflow process enforcing 100% accurate product, status and compliance data.


Learn How Sweft Keeps Constantly Informed

Sample Management

Sweft tracks product samples from manufacturing to alerting  process stakeholders of arrival and every stage in between. 


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Studio
Management

Sweft schedules studio time only when every predefined step and data element required to ensure a successful shoot are collected.


Learn How Sweft Keeps Constantly Informed

Creative

Seeing is believing and see you shall. View algorithmically sorted  SKU's pending GTM in order of availability.  


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Copywriting 

View products &/or product lines ready for copy based  GTM launch dates in order or urgency while affording maximum timelines for creative flow.  


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Marketing 

Stage & position  new products &/or product lines in order of priority based on line avilability, season, trend or any other predetermined variable. 


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Online Retail 

Only fully populated SKU's from creative, studio and copywriting enter your online publishing workload queue in order of GTM priority. 


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

 Warehousing

From samples to inventory arrival. Your WMS will trigger all affiliated workflow steps to complete item distribution without needing a single input. 


Learn How Sweft Provides Panoramic Views On New SKU Development Progress

Workflow Features

By Organizational Structure. 

Executive Management

Increase new SKU margins by a minimum of 14% on new SKU releases at scale. Reduce product timeline launches by a minimum of 40%.

Learn More...

I.T.

Bridge PLM, ERP & PIM gaps without needing to write  a single line of code. Sweft is a non-invasive SaaS based middleware. 

Learn More...

Merchandising 

Know when upcoming products to merchansize are ready, delayed and their status in process...all in real-time.

Learn More...

Planning 

The best laid plans complimented by flawless execution. Sweft provides complete visibility to all new SKU's stage in process.

Learn More...

Vendor Portals

Incorporate manufacturing vendors into your workflow process enforcing 100% accurate product, status and compliance data.

Learn More...

Sample Management

Sweft tracks product samples from manufacturing to alerting  process stakeholders of arrival and every stage in between. 

Learn More...

Studio
Management

Sweft schedules studio time only when every predefined step and data element required to ensure a successful shoot are collected.

Learn More...

Creative

Seeing is believing and see you shall. View algorithmically sorted  SKU's pending GTM in order of availability.  

Learn More...

Copywriting 

View products &/or product lines ready for copy based  GTM launch dates in order or urgency while affording maximum timelines for creative flow.  

Learn More...

Marketing 

Stage & position  new products &/or product lines in order of priority based on line avilability, season, trend or any other predetermined variable. 

Learn More...

Online Retail 

Only fully populated SKU's from creative, studio and copywriting enter your online publishing workload queue in order of GTM priority. 

Learn More...

 Warehousing

From samples to inventory arrival. Your WMS will trigger all affiliated workflow steps to complete item distribution without needing a single input. 

Learn More...