Enterprise -- For larger Decorators who need additional processes for designing and executing high volume, high value decorated apparel.
EmbTrak Enterprise includes all the power of Elite, plus it provides the extra features needed by branded apparel companies and others to decorate seasonal, high value, high volume inventoried goods. It is the industry standard system for fulfilling decorated orders at Lands' End and Chef Works, the leading provider of apparel for the hospitality industry as well as leading golf brands, including Adidas, Antigua, Acushnet, Cutter & Buck, Greg Norman, Peter Millar, Taylor-Made, Summit Golf and more.
Sales Order Import Validation
For most branded apparel companies, orders originate in their ERP system. Enterprise interfaces with those systems to import ERP orders. Orders can then be edited in the Sales Order Import Validation screen before they are converted to work orders and processed. In addition to visually confirming the selected file in the native file viewer, new designs can be created without leaving the screen, product information sheets can be opened by line item and configurable automatic validation checks are run to ensure the data is correct and complete. Import errors are detailed on a special error tab for corrective actions. Additional data is also used in Enterprise, including four more date fields, ERP PO, priority, stock source and a progressive sales order Status field. Everything necessary to quickly process quality orders is present.
Support for Seasonal Product Palettes
Enterprise offers three tools in the Coloring screen not available in the Elite version. First, information sheets can be opened on each product line, to provide available size, color and special instructions to the colorist. Second, our proprietary color editor includes configurable 'Style Palettes' which can be created with up to 64 colors each to provide seasonal combinations from which to select. Third, 'Product Palettes' with associated notes can be configured and preassigned to each product/color combination in inventory. Typically, this setup is done by your product team prior to the introduction of a new line. As the colorist moves from product to product, the 'Product Palette' of available choices changes. This limits color choices, speeds decisions and ensures consistency in style and quality. In other words, EmbTrak ensures that decoration coloring supports your seasonal fashion decisions.
Color History Editor
EmbTrak records the threads and inks used for each and every line item on an order. Then, when another order with the same account number, design and product/color is entered, EmbTrak automatically retrieves the previously used colors and applies those colors to the matching line(s). But what happens when an order has been shipped with the wrong color? We will not compromise the integrity of an order, but we want to be sure that the next time the colorway is retrieved, it will be correct. The Enterprise History Editor lets the user correct the saved colorway so that whenever the history is referenced, it will be right. Another assurance of quality.
Visual Scheduler Super Orders
After using our Visual Scheduler for several years, one of our major golf customers with 300+ heads asked us to add an improvement. They were receiving many onesy-twosy orders from a customer's eCommerce site after major championships and other events. These often have the same design and colorway. Was there a way to combine these orders into bigger orders so they could run them on 6 or 8 head machines instead of 1 head machines? After considerable study and effort we delivered the Super Order feature with all orders consolidated to one work order for embroidery and then divided back into consituent orders for shipping. With the settings, they could determine the parameters for grouping. Great! Then they asked about grouping orders with the same deisgn but different colorways? So we did that, including consolidating the orders in a sequence of colors and instructtions for the operator on how to load the products on each head for each run to minimize thread changes. Recently, they said they wanted to thank us for that. They told us they were handling these small orders with turn times and production volumes they could not begin to meet without the Super Order feature. That's what we like to hear from customers. Now Super Orders is a feature available to all Enterprise customers. Now, can we have pick tickets . . . . but that's another Enterprise feature for another time.