Kenmark Eyewear

Integrating with a new ERP system to help Kenmark grow and work with customers worldwide.

Kenmark Glasses

The Story

Kenmark Eyewear is an employee-owned Louisville eyewear company that designs, markets, and distributes their products across the globe. As they grew larger, Kenmark knew they needed to replace their legacy ERP system. The biggest hurdle was that the old system integrated with several custom customer websites as well as back end order processing routines. Each individual integration point would need to be modified to work with the new ERP.

Technology: ASP.NET, C#, Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS

Kenmark System

Taking Aim

Slingshot’s first step in this critical undertaking was documenting all affected systems, their interaction points, and coming up with a plan. We were going to have to change code in multiple places, so documentation and testing would be critical. We also had to study the new ERP integration capabilities and be ready to drastically change how systems would interact.

Objectives

  • Inventory affected systems and integration points
  • Modify or replace legacy software that required ERP integration
  • Standardize new integration processes and rewrite legacy code when necessary
  • Update customer websites
  • Automate file uploads and data entry using the ERP API

Hitting The Target

Kenmark Eyewear has now launched their new ERP confidently and with no disruption to their existing websites and applications. Along the way, legacy code was updated and standardized making it easier for the development team to maintain going forward. The API available through the new ERP was used to automate several processes. Kenamk has continually grown, and customers from around the world are getting the eyewear they need.

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ETL processes standardized

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Different applications updated

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Integration points modified

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Disruptions to their service

“When our ERP system needed updating, we knew we needed a leader in the industry; We needed a crew that was organized and could get the job done. Choosing Slingshot was the best decision. Without Slingshot, we wouldn’t be able to serve our customers around the world as seamlessly as we do now.”

Dale ParrisVP of Information Technology
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