iNDiViDUALS is anything but a fictional fashion brand. It has a shop on the Spui in Amsterdam and two sales points in Arnhem and Utrecht. Students lead this brand. Each semester a new group of three times 8 students starts who is responsible for the brand’s success. In this way, the practice is approached, but the students put everything around this brand into practice. This is an essential objective that Carolina van Gerven-Veth, teacher and coordinator of the second year, works on daily. She is convinced that it is good for students to learn something from IT systems used in the professional field during their training. However, Microsoft’s initial ERP system chosen for this turned out to be a bit too big.
In search of a smaller size
“The previous system was focused on major fashion brands and was complete. That sounds tempting, but it turned out to be needlessly complex. We had to put in a lot of data to get valuable information out of it. As a result, something as simple as creating an invoice took a long time. And then you have a clear-sounding board for students.