Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced that Chinese fashion brand HOPESHOW has selected Aptos solutions for merchandise financial planning, assortment planning, and allocation and replenishment decision-making. The project will span the two associated brands of the group — HOPESHOW and HS — and their over 1,000 boutiques.
“We selected Aptos because the solution completely matches our needs,” says Liu Hua, founder of the brand. “We manage our products from sketch to shelf, and with the business growing extremely quickly, we need to improve our planning and buying decisions across design, merchandise and operations. Aptos’ end-to-end planning solutions will provide the advanced functionality and the level of integration we need to take the HOPESHOW brands forward.”
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Hangzhou, China, HOPESHOW designs, produces and sells high-quality women’s fashion clothing and accessories. The brand combines tradition with the expectations of modern, intellectual women in both design and elegance. HOPESHOW frequently engages designers from world-class fashion houses to give the brand an international character and appeal.
“We currently plan our business and all our collections in Excel, meaning a lot of time is spent consolidating different spreadsheets, and constraints in terms of business visibility,” adds Liu Hua. “Aptos’ planning solutions will enable HOPESHOW to manage our merchandise lifecycle from end-to-end. Our range plans will benefit from being developed based on our financial goals, which will result in more balanced and well-constructed collections that optimise buying and delight customers in our stores. Finally, the system’s allocation and replenishment capabilities complete the offering, ensuring accurate product deliveries and an optimised use of supply chain assets.”
HOPESHOW looks forward to the Aptos implementation enabling it to deliver more precise, customer-centric merchandising decisions, to improve store performance, reduce inventory and, most importantly, delight more customers more often.
HOPESHOW will adopt the Aptos AgileFit deployment methodology which, based on industry best practices, reduces implementation time and accelerates speed to value.
Notes Noel Goggin, Aptos CEO and culture leader, “China is an extremely strategic market for Aptos, and we are thrilled to be adding a leader such as HOPESHOW to our customer base. Our planning solutions are a best fit for Chinese retailers that realise they need to support their expansion plans with better planning capabilities and integration. Our agile methodology matches the sense of urgency that we have found at HOPESHOW and other Chinese retailers as their market rapidly evolves and matures.”