ApparelMagic and Katalyst Technologies announce strategic partnership
West Palm Beach, FL
ApparelMagic, for 34 years the fashion industry’s leading ERP/PLM/CRM system, has announced a strategic partnership with Katalyst Technologies, Inc., specialists in system integration, onboarding, training and custom application development.
According to ApparelMagic president John Murphy, the new partnership greatly expands benefits for companies in the apparel sector. “Our ApparelMagic Cloud system gives clients total control over customers, styles, orders, inventory, production and accounting. And with Katalyst’s complementary services, companies can become productive even faster, with custom training and implementation programs.”
Katalyst’s services include integration with major big box retailers, along with links to Quickbooks desktop version, third-party EDI providers, SAP and Oracle systems, and a host of additional retailers, 3PL’s, suppliers and services.
For runway, trunk and trade shows, Katalyst’s new Fashion Runway App brings the power of ApparelMagic to iPads and tablets, allowing reps to show their lines, record customer’s favorites, and even build orders right in the field, with full integration to ApparelMagic Cloud’s order management module. It can even be used to create websites for boutiques and other retailers who want to sell a designer’s line through their own branded website.
According to Allen Frank, Katalyst’s Chief Revenue Officer, “This partnership allows us to more effectively service our clients in the apparel industry. We have been impressed by ApparelMagic’s features and functions and ease of use and its rich set of API’s that allow us to effectively integrate our growing list of solutions and extensions. Working together we can offer the apparel industry highly cost effective, state of the art software with comprehensive training, implementation, and integration assistance to meet apparel companies’ manufacturing, distribution, eCommerce, and sales and marketing needs.”
“ApparelMagic’s open API makes all of this possible,” according to Murphy. “It’s a universal open door to ApparelMagic’s power, and Katalyst is helping our clients by integrating the services they need to compete more successfully year-round, expand their sales channels and speed their growth.”
In addition to integration services, Katalyst specializes in data migration from older system to ApparelMagic Cloud, as well as on-site training and customized implementation services.
ApparelMagic Cloud offers complete management systems for fashion companies from startups to brand icons, with flexible monthly and annual subscription plans. Serving icons like Thom Browne, Badgley Mischka and Jonathan Simkhai, ApparelMagic was founded in 1984 and is entering its 34th year of fashion innovation.