Schottenstein Opts for RLM Hosted ERP Solution at Judith Leiber and Steuben Glass

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Schottenstein Luxury Group is implementing RLM FashionManager On-Demand enterprise software at its Judith Leiber and Steuben Glass business units. According to VP/CIO Jerry Kerr, the hosted SaaS solution will fulfill the need for a common systems platform and deliver significant organizational and cost benefits.

RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc. ( announces that Schottenstein Luxury Group (SLG) has begun implementation of its FashionManagerâ„¢ On-Demand enterprise (ERP) solution at two of its prominent business units. Premier American glass manufacturer and retailer Steuben Glass LLC, based in Corning, NY, will leverage RLM's software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to replace its legacy financial system. Manhattan-based handbag and jewelry retailer Judith Leiber LLC, a RLM client for more than 25 years, will move from its traditional on-premise implementation and upgrade to the FashionManager SaaS platform option to streamline operations and take advantage of the latest system developments.

"We wanted a system that could manage the needs of all of our companies," stated SLG Vice President and CIO Jerry Kerr. "RLM has the integrated financial, manufacturing, and distribution tools we need to keep everyone in the organization on the same page. Also key to our decision was RLM's proven integrity and ability to provide the comfortable business relationship we need now and as we grow the business into the future."

With 35 years of retail, senior IT management, and consulting experience including a 7 year stint at IBM, Kerr also sees financial and operational benefits for SLG in choosing RLM's hosted system option. "SLG will be able to leverage all that FashionManager has to offer without the need for large IT staffs and at a minimal operational expense. We also like the fact that RLM is managing the application and hardware for us. In our view, who else better to service the product than the manufacturer?"

In addition to handling multiple companies in a common system, FM On-Demand will accommodate access from a large number of company locations. SLG will also benefit from a common chart of accounts that will provide a consolidated view of financials. The system upgrade and move to on-demand service at Judith Leiber is scheduled to complete by mid-October. The implementation at Steuben Glass is expected to go-live prior to the end of December.

"We look forward to providing SLG with the integrated solutions they need to support their business model and growth", stated Andy Lynn, vice president of business development at RLM. "We are pleased that they have chosen to maintain and build on an already highly productive business relationship."

About Schottenstein Luxury Group
Formed in July 2008, Schottenstein Luxury Group (SLG) is the luxury division of privately-held Schottenstein Stores Corporation. SLG acquired iconic brands Judith Leiber, Steuben Glass and Adrienne Vittadini as well as the Italian luxury leather goods company Shiro in 2008.

Schottenstein Stores Corporation owns furniture merchants American Signature Inc. and Value City Furniture, and holds stakes in public companies American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Retail Ventures Inc., and DSW Inc.

About RLM Apparel Software Systems
RLM Apparel Software is a leading provider of modular, end-to-end business software solutions designed specifically to address the needs of global fashion retailers, brands, and manufacturers. Over its 30 year history, RLM has enabled many of the largest and most innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and related companies to reach their full potential by accelerating performance, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, and streamlining business processes throughout the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle.

RLM's category-spanning enterprise software solutions comprise capabilities typically found separately in enterprise resource management (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), supplier relationship management (SRM), order management systems (OMS), warehouse management systems (WMS), salesforce automation systems (SFA), and e-commerce systems (B2B/B2C). RLM solutions are available in traditional on-premise licensing or on a hosted software-as-a-service monthly subscription basis.

RLM customers include Accessory Network Group, Calvin Klein Accessories, Capital Mercury, Halston, International Women's Apparel, Jordache, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Wacoal, and other leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies.


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