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About Møbelringen

A premier retail company, Møbelringen sells top-quality furniture through its 70 member-owned and independent stores, to the tune of 1,400,000,000.00 NOK annually. Møbelringen’s head office in Drammen assures the quality of its furniture, spearheads its marketing initiatives and implements the IT the company relies on.

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The challenges

Møbelringen has used Infor M3 as their primary ERP-system since 2005—this cloud software is now on Version 13.4, as hosted by Evry. But the company encountered a problem: they manually inputted its data into the software and used SQL to make changes to its tables. Handling data in this way is not without its risks—it requires dependable expertise to avoid critical mishaps. The result? Only a select few could be entrusted to maintain Møbelringen’s data via Infor M3.

In a bid to improve its efficiency, Møbelringen pursued a software solution that would simplify advanced tasks for its regular Infor M3 uses. To that end, it considered using APIs to enable more of its workforce to input its data.

Choosing the right tools

Eventually, Møbelringen opted to invest in Vince Excel (VXL) in 2017—to date, it’s used by 11 employees. They use VXL for their daily tasks, such as article/price imports, article correction, purchase orders, stock updates and producing customer’s invoices. Møbelringen quickly saw returns on their investment; their process/data quality improved (especially regarding price updates), and they saved considerable time on the work hours and overtime ordinarily dedicated to such tasks.

Summary

Møbelringen, with its independent and member-owned stores serving Norway’s furniture market, has enhanced its data management processes by chiefly by removing SQL and investing in Vince Excel (VXL). Following its investment, the company has been able to perform several of its tasks via Infor M3 more adeptly. Its consultants have greater independence when it comes to their work.
In other words, Møbelringen is now more time-efficient and resourceful, thanks to VXL.

Quotes

“With Vince Excel (VXL), the basic data team can mass-update articles and prices / discounts much faster and more securely than before. Without having to involve the IT department.”

“Vince Excel (VXL) is very quick to use: the setup is fast and end users need little training.”

“With Vince Excel (VXL) we can spend the time needed to quality assure the substrates in Excel. Importing and updating goes by itself, and without errors.”

Torbjørn Steinshamn, CIO Møbelringen AS.

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