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elope Extends its PLM Project Into DeSL’s SRM Solution

December 17, 2012

CARDIFF, United Kingdom, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] announces that elope Inc, a Colorado based wholesale
company specializing in high quality whimsical wearables, has gone live with DeSL’s PLM
solution [http://www.desl.net/applications/product-lifestyle-management ] and is already
realizing significant benefits from its recent implementation.

elope was established in 1993 by founders Kevin and Keith Johnson. The company has
always been on the cutting edge of innovation and in 2001 expanded into new factory
facility in China with a key focus on socially responsible business practices and
dedication to fair trade. In 2012, elope embarked on a PLM project to help support the
continued growth of the company and selected DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] following a
comprehensive vendor evaluation process.

Carolye Asfahl, COO, elope commented, “elope is already seeing major improvements from
our DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] implementation. We wanted one system visible to all
departments, including our production team overseas, to increase our work efficiency and
information consistency. A positive outcome I did not expect was how quickly our overseas
teams are adopting the system.” Carolye continued, “PLM is especially helping with our
sample management process which previously required many people and different
spreadsheets. There were many opportunities to miscommunicate and confuse the situation on
samples. Now, with DeSL’s PLM module, we are seeing huge improvements, no confusing
spreadsheets, and our overseas team is even driving us to be better users of the system.”

Marc Friedman, VP North America commented, “Following their competitive vendor
selection process, we were absolutely delighted that elope selected DeSL
[http://www.desl.net ]. Since then we’ve been able to develop a real partnership with the
elope team, which has resulted in a highly successful ‘go-live’. As Carolye herself
stated, the DeSL PLM solution has already delivered immediate benefits and improvements
for the company and they are now in the process of implementing our SRM solution which
will cover their entire purchase order management processes, including capacity management
and product tracking down to individual SKU level. Another key deliverable from the SRM
project will be vendor compliance management.”

DeSL is a global company delivering integrated web based solutions for the Fashion,
Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors. The company can already count leading global brands
as customers including Calvin Klein, VF Corporation, Men’s Wearhouse, Bravissimo, Nautica,
GRI Group plus many more.

Note to Editors

DeSL [http://www.desl.net ] is a global company delivering integrated web based end to
end solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors. Applications include
PLM, ERP, SRM and E-Commerce modules, designed specifically for fashion & footwear
companies operating in retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors. DeSL is also one of
the few companies to deliver solutions built entirely using the Microsoft .Net framework.
The company is head-quartered in the UK, with offices in New York, Shanghai, Turkey &
Australia. DeSL has been delivering solutions to the fashion industry since 2002.
Customers include some of the world’s most renowned fashion brands and largest fashion
manufacturers. DeSL has a global customer base covering United Kingdom, United States,
Western Europe, China, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Mauritius, Bangladesh and North Africa.

elope [http://elope.com ]

In 1988, Kevin and Keith Johnson embarked on a journey to the far corners of planet
Earth collecting and designing hats that made everybody laugh. In 1993, elope
[http://www.elope.com ] (Everybody’s Laughing on Planet Earth) was formed. Today, elope
offers our customers a large variety of fun accessories from head to toe! Based in
beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, elope has grown from the family garage to the
current 55,000 square foot, creek-side location with views of the Colorado mountain range.

elope has always been on the cutting edge of design and innovation with our products,
but we don’t stop there. We carry our innovation over to our people. We foster an
environment that brings out the best in everyone on our team. elope products are made from
superior materials and are brought to you by people committed to offering the best in
customer service, dedication, and never-ending enthusiasm!

Contact: Marie Mccarthy tel: +44(0)2920-894-715


Source: PR Newswire