BlueCherry

End-to-end supply chain solutions for fashion & apparel

About BlueCherry

BlueCherry is an ERP (enterprise resource planning) and PLM (product lifecycle management) solution which provides fashion and lifestyle brands with a suite of tools to manage planning, manufacturing, logistics, finance, B2B eCommerce, and more. As a cloud-based solution, BlueCherry gives users the flexibility to streamline and synchronize all processes and communications, from product development through the entire supply chain, anytime, anywhere, via any internet-enabled device.

Designed to help fashion and footwear brands plan, manage and optimize supply chain and distribution activities, BlueCherry supports a range of features, including production/import management, purchasing and receiving, order-to-cash management, robust reporting, and more. Business analytics give users actionable insight into issues, trends, and opportunities, via charts, graphs, and summary reports, while database reporting tools give users valuable insight into overall business performance and health.

Category and assortment planning tools, alongside PLM integration technology, enable users to manage merchandise planning, forecasting, branding, and inventory. Extended PLM tools allow users to manage everything from design and product development to purchasing, sample approval and workflow tracking. Compliance management technology enables users to manage CPSIA, GCC and other compliance documentation, including factory audits. BlueCherry also supports real-time shop floor visibility and control, omni-channel order fulfillment, sales automation and analytics, plus extended EDI and data integration, and more.

Key benefits of BlueCherry

  • Production management capabilities help users automate and manage purchase orders, AP invoices and freight forwarding processes.

  • Line sheet templates enable users to build custom line sheets and assortment plans quickly and easily.

  • API access and API integration serves to enhance the user workflow, allowing users to integrate with 3rd party ERP, PLM and B2C eCommerce solutions.

  • Business analytics and database reporting technology helps give users actionable insight into business performance, as well as issues, trends and opportunities.

  • An online buyer portal allows retailers to sign in and place new orders, plus check order status, from a secure and centralized location.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Features

    Total features of BlueCherry: 79

    • 3PL Management
    • API
    • Accounting
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Approval Process Control
    • Audit Management
    • Barcoding/RFID
    • Billing & Invoicing
    • Bills of Material
    • CRM
    • Cash Management
    • Cataloging/Categorization
    • Change Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Color Matching
    • Communications Management
    • Compliance Management
    • Contact Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Visualization
    • Defect Tracking
    • Design Management
    • Distribution Management
    • Document Coding & Control
    • Document Management
    • EDI
    • Enterprise Asset Management
    • Fashion Illustrations
    • Financial Management
    • Fixed Asset Management
    • Forecasting
    • General Ledger
    • Integrated Business Operations
    • Inventory Management
    • Kitting
    • Lifecycle Management
    • Maintenance Management
    • Manufacturing Planning
    • Materials Management
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Multi-Channel Management
    • Multi-Currency
    • Multi-Location
    • Order Management
    • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
    • Payroll Management
    • Planning Tools
    • Presentation Tools
    • Product Catalog
    • Product Data Management
    • Product Management
    • Production Management
    • Project Management
    • Purchase Order Management
    • Purchasing & Receiving
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Management
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Synchronization
    • Receiving/Putaway Management
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Requirements Management
    • Returns Management
    • Sales Orders
    • Sales Reports
    • Search/Filter
    • Self Service Portal
    • Shipping Management
    • Status Tracking
    • Supplier Management
    • Supplier Quality Control
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Template Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • Workflow Management
    • eCommerce Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,2 /5
    (21)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,3/5
    Ease of Use
    4,1/5
    Customer Support
    3,6/5

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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Easy way to receive orders from retailers

    Reviewed on 2018/04/25

    Pros

    I receive orders from retailers via bluecherry system and it is easy to fill them based on a pull of the UPCs on each PO.

    Cons

    It is nearly impossible to decipher 860 change notices when sent via Mi9 and authorized and sent to the vendor via EDI. We nearly always request that they generate a new PO.

    Jennifer R.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Apparel Company Must-Have

    Reviewed on 2019/06/19

    Pros

    One of the best things about BlueCherry is its flexibility. I have worked for 3 very different apparel companies over the last 19 years, and each one has used BlueCherry in its own unique way. The product is flexible enough to use its multitude of functionalities to support existing business processes and also structured well enough to build business processes around.

    In addition, I love that BlueCherry is truly a total ERP. From an integrated PLM module down to AWS to run your warehouses........it is nice to not have to worry about integrating multiple systems for the basics, when so much focus in the industry today is on Retail and Ecommerce, which by their very nature require integrations to multiple external systems. For smaller IT depts., this is big plus, as they are supporting additional modules within BlueCherry and not custom-built integrations to external systems for things like PLM, EDI, AWS, etc.

    Lastly, the team at CGS is one of the best I have worked with. They are always thinking of how to make each release of the product better than the previous, and truly trying to provide value to their customers.

    Cons

    One of the cons with this software is the process for maintenance (applying fixes, upgrades, etc.), as CGS does the majority of that. I understand the rules they have put in place and why, but I would like to be able to do more for myself. I would even pay for the training, just so that I could have the flexibility to do these things when I needed to, instead of being put in a queue for the work to be scheduled with their team and then waiting for the work to be completed.

    Jessica B.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Needs Upgrades

    Reviewed on 2017/08/31

    Pros

    I like that it simple to understand once you are trained in the software. The screens are clear and easy to read, such as the style master and production order entry functionalities, and there are a plethora of reports you can run with the report launcher.

    Cons

    I feel that the sales orders have too many unnecessary steps. It would be nice if 1 product could live in 1 line for a sales order. However, as the software now stands, when you have different size packs you end up having to enter each as a different line. Once you combine that with the prior step of setting up style master, putting a sales order together can be complicated and time consuming. There are a number of things that should be simplified to make it easier for sales teams to sell.

    Jack N.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Top tier supply chain management solutions for apparel & fashion companies.

    Reviewed on 2019/03/19

    Pros

    BlueCherry is a leader in the apparel and fashion industry from a software and offer industry experts to implement their software. BlueCherry has an efficient and effective apparel and ERP subject matter expert team and processes. We implemented the BlueCherry suite of integrated products to improve business functional tools and to support our growing business requirements in terms of function and volume. Before selecting BlueCherry, our internal steering team executed a thorough RFP process and looked at factors such as total cost of ownership, ease of use, service and support, references, R&D, scalability and others and BlueCherry came out on top via organizational steering team consensus.

    With the integrated BlueCherry suite, we look forward to continuous improvement in supply chain performance, demand planning, inventory and order management.

    Cons

    The solution is robust so you need to ensure tight scope for your implementation. BlueCherry offers many modules to support multiple business processes. The solution will challenge your skills and ability to adopt new technology and you need to commit your time and resources to be effective. Ease of use varies based on users beginning knowledge of ERP conceptually as well as functional ERP experience. “Ease of Use” is subjective because BlueCherry is feature rich for the appeal industry and therefore a focus on proper end-user training is important. BlueCherry offers flexibility in features and functionality that needs to be closely managed and in-depth discussions on business process re-engineering are important.

    Steve B.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Long Time Satisfied Client

    Reviewed on 2018/07/02

    Pros

    I've used Blue Cherry for 14 years, and watched as the application grew, and evolved into the robust system that it is today. Anytime I've been tasked to come up with a 'way to do it' I've almost always found a Blue Cherry solution to address the need, or a suitable work around. There really is much more to the system that I think most people don't realize, that is until they need it to do something. My relationships that I've developed with CGS personnel, over the years is invaluable, and they have taught me more than I ever expected. We use several modules including ERP, PLM, Retail EDI, BI, EDI 3PL, as well as integrations with Retail and soon E-commerce systems. So many of our success stories have revolved around Blue Cherry, and their remarkable technical, and support staff, and Project Managers. Our entire organization completely changed many years ago, and Blue Cherry software was there to help us through the change without much of a hiccup. Although no product is perfect, I would not change it even if I could. Many challenges face us in the near future, and I always count on Blue Cherry to evolve, and help us meet the challenges.

    Cons

    Well this is a tough one, as I have little to be dissatisfied with, but as with any software company, it does get frustrating sometimes finding the right resource to address your problem, but ultimately it happens. Their staff always includes many experts on many subjects.

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    BlueCherry has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    BlueCherry supports the following languages:

    English

    BlueCherry supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    BlueCherry offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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