Written by Gerald Bauer, Owner of JB Systems, LLC
Impact Sports, a division of Genesco (the parent company of Hat World, Lids.com, Journeys, and Dockers Footwear), chose JB Systems to implement their proprietary Artwork Management System. After upgrading their company’s internal business management and invoicing software, Impact still had a need for their art department to manage their artwork files. Sounds like a pretty straightforward task, except the anticipated number of files to store was going to range between 60,000 and 100,000 pieces – all needing to be tagged, categorized, and more. To make matters even more interesting, the “Art Manager” (as it’s been code-named), needed to integrate with the databases (MSSQL) of their new management software.
Needs Of This Solution Included:
- Ability to store, categories, and search for all pieces of customer artwork
- Create a 4-step approval process for internal controls before artwork reaches the customer for approval
- Create an interface, online, for customers to approve or decline their pieces of artwork
- Provide documentation and re-approval if artwork is declined
- Store approvals in their internal business management software for company to use
- Create the application to be scalable – and expandable based upon future needs of the company
- Much more…
JB Systems (or the Labs) implemented a proprietary solution that accomplished all tasks – and housed in a secure server environment. The new application has streamlined their artwork approval process with clients, enhanced the quality control of their artwork, provided back-end integration with their management software, and more. We’re proud of the system we’ve created and excited to work with Nike’s largest North American distributor. This is a testament to the quality of programming and project management that the JB Labs (at JB Systems) can provide – from small companies to multi-million dollar ones.
More next time – and thanks for reading!
Cloud computing is a term that has gained much popularity in the past year or two, and is now the driving force behind several web development and IT-based companies. Interestingly enough, we thought it would worthwhile to note that JB Systems started with this technology from our humble beginning.
In 2003, we leased our first dedicated server and began hosting our websites on a server we couldn’t physically touch. Our competitors laughed at this, scoffing at us because our servers “weren’t local” and that we couldn’t maintain our machines efficiently.
Well, the year is 2010 and most, if not all, of our competitors have moved their hosting platforms to data centers, hence using this notion of cloud computing. The irony here is what we find funny.
Trend setters… perhaps we are. More next time.
Written by Erin Trowbridge, Director of Marketing at JB Systems
After a long wait, I’ve finally arrived at my cozy desk at JB Systems with iMac in place and ready to rock!!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, I’m the newest addition to JB Systems. Basically, this means that JB Systems’ clients can access my marketing, graphic design, and writing skills whenever, wherever…ok, almost. But the point is – I’m here as a resource for our clients so I hope that you’ll take advantage of that. My goal is to make sure that our clients’ websites do exactly what they want them to do – that includes using the coolest, newest technologies and creative marketing ideas, but also making sure that your online (and even offline) marketing is measurable, targeted, and relevant to your customers.
I would also like to say that I couldn’t be more psyched to be working with Jerry, Meghan, and the whole crew at JB Systems – talk about a powerhouse of talent! You’ll never hear “no, we can’t do that” and I think that’s a true testament to their dedication to their clients and their expertise in their fields.
Now that I’m here, feel free to contact me anytime…about marketing, how to get the best results from your website, or if you just need a break! You can reach me at email@example.com or 715-830-9375.
Hilsen, (yes, I speak a little Norwegian)
JB Systems’ newest e-commerce site COUNTRYSIDE LEFSE has had a tremendous first season, accumulating gross sales in access of 3 times its cost within 60 days.
Being a relatively straightforward e-commerce site, the developers at JB Systems provided a cost-effective solution catering to one goal: Create the most easy-to-use Lefse-ordering website online. Period.
Using technologies such as security certificates from Comodo, our newest billing and shipping technologies, as well as UPS integration for quick & easy label printing – JB Systems went to work. After 60 days of being live, and having paid for itself in that time period – we’re proud to say mission accomplished.
To see this site in action, visit http://www.lefse.com