Datatex specialized software solutions are designed for customers working across the full spectrum of industry segments: Textile Manufacture, Apparel, Home Fashions, Technical Fabrics, Accessories, Non-woven, Rolled Goods and Floor Coverings.
Its solutions cater both for vertically integrated companies and those carrying out just one or two stages of the process from fiber to finished product.
Standard technologies make implementation faster and easier and aid integration with other systems and platforms. Current Datatex solutions are Web-based and use J2EE and XML to facilitate network links with customers and supply-chain partners in the Textile and apparel industry.
ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
Functional areas currently covered by Datatex solutions are:
Sales and Customer Service
The solution follows the complete sales and order fulfillment processes step by step, avoiding or resolving problems at each stage, while keeping order status information constantly updated.
Planning and Scheduling
Production Order Management: Launch, Schedule and Tracking
Planning has become a critical success factor in the Textile and Apparel Business. Shorter delivery times, on-time delivery, smaller lot sizes and on-line order acceptance, are only some of today's market expectations.
Datatex Production Order Management caters to the manufacturing needs of each individual business, providing a personalized and comprehensive solution capable of understanding and effectively managing each company's particular production facility.
Inventory and Warehouse Management
An accurate and detailed view of inventory across all levels and facilities is a critical business tool. Knowing the location, status, value, and lead-times of inventory is essential to making the most effective business decisions.
Purchasing: Services, Products, Assets
Purchasing of any service, product, asset, raw material, and maintenance is managed within the same application. Datatex Purchasing manages all activities: requisition / approvals, purchase orders, receiving of goods.
Costing - Standard & Actual Cost
Accurate product costing is a must for survival and success. Datatex offers the capability to dynamically calculate standard and actual costs for an unlimited range of production alternatives.
The Database - Company & Core Manufacturing Data
The Datatex database has been designed to support the inherent complexities of all kinds of Textile business. The module is highly configurable and may be tailored to fit the working practices of any Textile Organization.
Application Specific Products
Some customer needs are solved by specific products embedded into the full ERP suite.
Shop Floor Automation Management System - CAMS
These applications can also function stand-alone or integrated to other ERP even while the main server is not available:
CAMS-Computer Aided Manufacturing System - is originally designed for the Textile and apparel industry. The system has been proven in all areas of the Textile Supply Chain and is now being implemented also in other industries.
Fabric Inspection and Cut Optimization - CATS
Machine Capacity Management - MCM
Looking at the Textile Production Cycle, mills are continuously improving the efficiency of weaving cloth, thanks to organization and loom technology improvements. On the other hand, the output of the looms must always be controlled, to ensure the required fabric quality and to identify production problems. Inspection, being labor intensive, is costly and often its effectiveness needs to be improved.
The goal of Datatex MCM - Machine Capacity Management is to support the best utilization of the capacity of a company's plants, in order to avoid under- and/or over-utilized resources or unfulfilled customers.
Machine Queue Management - MQM
Order Entry at Trade Fairs
For a Textile Plant Manager each daily operation is a new challenge: unachievable delivery dates, raw material quality variances, machines break downs, operator's skills, bottlenecks in the process chains, delays in the supply chain, etc.
The goal of this application is to speed-up the order acquisition from catalogue. A typical scenario for the application is a ''Trade Fair.''
In any exhibition, the Sales people are requested to meet buyers demanding to be served quickly, in a busy environment. In the meantime the input data acquired have to be error free and consistent.
Order Entry from Agents via the Internet
The integration of business processes with external entities (Business Partners or Customers) is the main road for speeding up some operations and enhancing the Customer service.
Product Lifecycle Management - PDM / PLM
FashionPartner is the product lifecycle management module for the Datatex platform. It provides an invaluable tool for companies designing or producing goods (fabric and garments) in different sizes and colors. This module manages all graphical, numerical and textual data needed for product development and production.
Computer Aided Design - CAD
Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance
Leonardo is a powerful CAD environment for Textile design, developed over 20 years of collaboration with Italy's leading wool and cotton manufacturers. Close integration with the other modules of the Datatex platform allows transfer of all technical parameters from sample creation to the full production environment.
With the ability to extract, transform, and load data from multiple databases, Datatex BI eliminates conflicting spreadsheets, solidifies the corporate trust in the provided metrics, and fulfills regulatory / reporting requirements.