Technical Infrastructure – Envisa We enable success. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:02:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Work ‘N Gear Implements New ERP Solution Thu, 12 May 2016 15:58:27 +0000

Work ‘N Gear was looking to support its growing business model by migrating from distinct, outdated ERP and point-of-sale systems and an outsourced e-commerce solution to a new integrated ERP platform.  With full conversion of over ten years of business data and successful implementation of a seemless end-to-end solution, Work ‘N Gear has been able to greatly improve flexibility and service for customers, employees and partners.

The Envisa Solution

After the initial pilot, Work ‘N Gear turned to Envisa to lead the project, including data conversion, e-commerce customization, custom electronic data interface development, testing, end-user training and deployment.  The result?  A custom ERP solution connecting Work ‘N Gear online, physical stores and partners.

The Results

Standardized Data and Improved Access to Information

Envisa successfully mined, cleaned and converted ten years’ of business data, including customer information, product data and inventory, which laid the foundation for both the ERP conversion and future business analytic solutions. Work ‘N Gear reported improved employee, customer and partner satisfaction because of the new, integrated access to e-commerce product catalog, image assets and customer accounts.

Launched Three New Websites and Point-of-Sale Solution

Envisa designed and developed three new websites using ASP.Net Storefront that were integrated with new Raymark ERP solution. Additionally, Envisa deployed a point-of-sale solution to over forty stores without losing a single business day due to system conversion.

Server Migration to In-House Data Center

As part of the new solution, Envisa migrated several virtual servers from a temporary hosting facility to the existing data center, thereby reducing the cost of owning and operating the ERP system.

Retail Clients Turn to Envisa to Address IT Security Concerns Mon, 09 May 2016 15:21:42 +0000

For any organization, digital security poses an important and ongoing challenge.  For online retailers receiving and processing payments for consumers all over the globe every minute of every day, digital security is an absolute necessity.  Over the years, many of our clients have turned to us to address specific security vulnerabilities, perform security audits, and monitor and improve overall security as a good business practice.

The Envisa Solution

The Envisa services performed for our clients have ranged from addressing specific, immediate concerns to performing periodic audits and making ongoing improvements. We take security seriously, and work diligently to ensure that our clients are always well-protected.

The Results

Resolved Security Breaches to Legacy Systems

Envisa has assisted a number of organizations with identifying and assessing the impact of security breaches to legacy web solutions, as well as determining the steps required to swiftly recover from these attacks and restore normal business operations.  We have also led initiatives to thoroughly identify key vulnerabilities in existing web sites, and to undertake the remediation necessary to safeguard these sites from future exploits

Proactively Identified and Addressed Vulnerabilities

As part of our ongoing client support, Envisa has performed security audits of public-facing network architectures and internal technical environments, and spearheaded programs to systematically eliminate weaknesses and ensure the safety and integrity of critical data and technical assets.

Utilized Advanced Online Tools for Improved Security

To provide the best protection for our online retail clients, Envisa regularly integrates advanced online payment security capabilities—such as 3-D Secure, payment card data tokenization, and sophisticated rules-based fraud screening—into client solutions.

Work ‘N Gear Unlocks the Power of Data Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:46:38 +0000

Work ‘N Gear is proud to provide the widest selection of the very best brands of work apparel and work footwear designed and manufactured for use in the most demanding service, security, and industrial environments.  What they needed was a business information solution to support their growing multi-channel enterprise that was as robust as their workwear, and they turned to Envisa to provide it.

The Envisa Solution

Using the Microsoft Business Intelligence solution (SSRS, SSAS, SSIS), Envisa designed and developed and enterprise-wide data warehouse with dozens of custom reports and OLAP cubes. Because of the flexible technical design, Envisa was able to build a solution that would provide uninterrupted end-user access for nearly ten years, even amidst multiple upgrades and a complete replacement of the underlying ERP system.

The Results

Improved Inventory Management and Forecasting

With the Envisa business analytics tool, Work ‘N Gear gained visibility into the store and warehouse inventory, customer buying behaviors and trends and other metrics that enabled more robust forecast reporting.

Quick Answers to Ad-Hoc Questions

Using OLAP cubes, Work ‘N Gear managers have been able to quickly answer ad-hoc queries, leading to improved operations management and customer support.

Targeted Marketing Campaigns

Leveraging integrated customer analytics, Envisa enabled Work ‘N Gear to initiate data-driven, targeted on-line and off-line marketing campaigns to boost sales.

J.N. Phillips Auto Glass Improves Retail Efficiency Sat, 05 Mar 2016 13:19:29 +0000

J.N. Phillips is the leader in auto glass, from mobile auto glass service to insurance replacements. When J.N. Phillips wanted help to increase revenue and improve efficiency at corporate headquarters and retail locations, they turned to Envisa. Our challenge was to develop and deploy a new point-of-sale system to the call center and 40 store locations using a redesigned back-end architecture to improve reliability, security and operational use.

The Envisa Solution

Envisa worked with J.N. Phillips to design and develop an enterprise-wide application and supporting infrastructure to allow executives to view store utilization and profitability from anywhere in the J.N. Phillips network. Additionally, Envisa assisted in the rollout of a new point-of-sale system requiring technical and business process training for over 100 employees.

In conjunction with the application development project, Envisa led a team of various technology partners including Verizon, in the deployment of a new WAN architecture across all store locations.

The Results

Reduction in System Downtime

After upgrading the technical architecture supporting J.N. Phillips, Envisa was able to improve system reliability at corporate headquarters and retail locations, thereby reducing system downtime and costly technical support.

Increased Order Volume

By enabling increased access to integrated data across all stores, Envisa provided executives with real-time insight into retail location performance and utilization, resulting in increased order volume and improved procedural efficiency.

Integration with Over 40 Stores

By implementing the new WAN architecture in over forty stores, Envisa helped J.N. Phillips reduce time and money required to develop and deploy system enhancements and improved consistency of consumer experience across branch stores.