Skechers implements Oracle applications

New York City -- Footwear manufacturer and retailer Skechers U.S.A. said Tuesday it has upgraded and expanded its Oracle Applications investment, implemented Oracle Database and moved to Oracle On Demand to support rapid growth across its retail and wholesale channels.

The new business information systems are part of a larger initiative for the billion-dollar-plus footwear company to fuel growth, reduce total cost of ownership and enable the business to respond faster to market opportunities.

“As we manage growth, we are establishing a business structure that lowers costs and creates more value and flexibility across the business,” said Mark Bravo, senior VP finance, Skechers. “The Oracle systems and cloud services help us to lighten our IT overhead and enable us to respond more quickly to market opportunities.”

Moving Skechers’ applications to a standard technology platform allows the company to focus on delivering solutions to improve processes and provide accurate information, according to Skechers.

Skechers upgraded to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management and PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management to increase operational efficiencies and improve controls by establishing an integrated, industry-specific platform.

OSI Consulting provided implementation and integration services to Skechers.

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