We needed a solution at 3 Sprouts that would help us manage our inventory as we grew rapidly. Lokad helped us forecast inventory for all markets and created a system that generates purchase orders for our various warehouses. Lokad took a daunting process and made it simple and more accurate.
Banu Khurana, Co-Owner of 3 Sprouts, 3sprouts.com
The solution is robust and reliable, with no frills. It allows you to be productive on a daily basis and its ease of use is rare for a software of this kind. We have optimized our cash flow, our stock levels, our margins, and rationalized our spendings. Most of all, we now feel secure as we have a realistic picture of our activity available at any moment. Before, we were flying without instruments, and now, we are navigating with precision. One more thing that you likely won't find with another vendor: you are free and self-sufficient. We are fully satisfied; we are in contact with professionals who are listening to our problems, who know their solution, and most importantly who know how our business works.
Jérome Rénaglia, Founder of Street & House, 3dcoiffure.com
Within a few hours, I have been able to import the reorder levels from Lokad into my ordering system and generate the first wave of orders to the suppliers. I feel much more relieved that a sensible system is looking after my stock levels now, rather than me just guessing. By the way, I run this company by myself, so the smallest company using Lokad now is just 1 person!
Matthew Crowson, Owner of The Modern Man, themodernman.co.uk
Our business has been doubling every year. Great customer service is one of the keys to our success. But maintaining outstanding customer service while undergoing such growth is becoming a challenge and it requires the best demand forecasting that the market can offer. Classical solutions require too much manpower and don't scale well over hundreds of thousands of products. Lokad and Windows Azure were exactly the solution my business needed.
Pierre-Noël Luiggi, CEO of Oscaro, oscaro.com
Fresh food is good food. In order to deliver the best food quality to our customers while at the same time avoiding shortages, we make sure that we don’t overstock and also that we don’t run out. The Lokad forecasting solution allows us to forecast our sales precisely and to optimize our inventory accordingly. The results are clear: we are maintaining a 99% customer satisfaction level and deliver food that is often fresher than what can be found at local pet stores.
Anthony Holloway, CEO at k9cuisine, k9cuisine.com
As an importer & online retailer we are always under pressure to balance stock holding, availability of products for sale, and variable lead times. Before Lokad we had long periods out of stock on key products, despite spending a huge amount of time on forecasting and planning our order cycles. Since we implemented Lokad a year ago we are now holding 10% less stock while increasing our sales by 40%, and it is taking dramatically less time to manage our buying processes. Stock outs are now dramatically reduced so we are very happy Lokad clients.
Robert McCandless, Owner at Kira Vans, kiravans.co.uk
Our mission is to provide the best brands to sportsmen & sportswomen with the best possible service. We love what we sell and have a passion for it. Our partnership with Lokad has been a critical part of our growth. Staying competitive in ecommerce means having your products in stock. The advanced inventory forecasting that Lokad provides means that you can precisely dial into needs of your customers without having expensive sitting inventory all while having the support one of the best teams in the industry. Thanks Lokad!
Mike Buckley, Owner, Fuddlebucks
At TSTE, we are committed to selling fine spices, blends, fresh herbs, custom blends and gourmet teas. Offering as much variety as possible while keeping everything as fresh as possible is a subtle balance. With Lokad, we extract the historical data from our ERP system and we see exactly what we need to order. Since our product has a shelf-life and our products need to be at their freshest, our goal is to get products to our customers with minimal storage times while never being backordered. The Lokad system has become an important tool for us in our never ending quest to satisfy our customers.
Jeffrey Davis, Managing Partner, The Spice & Tea Exchange
As the No1 Ecommerce in France, we want to use the vast amount of data that is created by our business to make smarter, faster decisions in many areas of our business. Lokad provides us with deep technological know-how concerning cloud computing, Big Data and 'smart decision' technologies. Instead of trying to fit a 'do-it-all' framework on top of our business, Lokad started with our goals and requirements and put together a lean and efficient approach together with a first proof of concept, while bringing a strong strategic vision on how to set up the technology platform.
Guillaume de Lacroix, Head of Marketing, Cdiscount.com
Our sales forecasting was non-existent before discovering Lokad. We now have a reliable forecasting solution and have been able to reduce our carrying inventory levels by 35%!
Chris Valis, Director of Operations, Mishimoto, mishimoto.com
We are very satisfied with the features and flexibility of Lokad. We have been using Lokad's services in our e-commerce business and plan to extend them to our wholesale business. Lokad has become a strategic tool for us that facilitates our expansion to new product groups and new markets.
Ville Salomäki, CEO of Ecodeal, ecodeal.com