Bath, body and beauty brand I Love… modernise IT systems to facilitate further growth.

Global distributor I Love… have invested over £80,000 developing their IT systems to support the growth of their business.

Martin Rylance, Kirsty Marsden and Mark Joynson
I Love… Finance Director Martin Rylance with TSG’s Kirsty Marsden and Mark Joynson

The Manchester based firm has appointed neighbouring IT solutions experts Technology Services Group (TSG) to implement Microsoft Dynamics NAV across the organisation.

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The newly implemented solution will combine two existing systems already being used to capacity into one system perfectly suited for the distributor.

Martin Rylance, Head of Finance for I Love… commented, “As the company has grown we found that our finance and stock control systems were approaching breaking point. So in order to give ourselves the opportunity to continue growing we needed to look at upgrading.”

He is also confident that they will benefit from the appointment of TSG. “It’s clear that TSG have the knowledge and experience needed to address this project having completed similar work for hundreds of customers in this wholesale and distribution sector.

“This new, modernised approach will ensure that our reporting is much better, and communication within the company is centred round the one system. Getting a detailed and instant insight into stock levels and sales forecasts is integral to us especially when it comes to important strategic processes such as our ‘just in time’ approach”.

TSG carried out a detailed assessment of the systems in use and potential alternatives before advising Microsoft Dynamics NAV as the best fit solution.

Kirsty Marsden, Senior Business Development Manager at TSG explained “This will improve efficiencies massively for I Love… giving staff one platform to log on to for the information they need on a daily basis.

“With Microsoft Dynamics NAV they have removed the need to enter data into the two systems which was a time consuming duplication of work already done. This system will streamline business processes, provide real-time management information and most importantly for any distributor, allow I Love… to react to supply and market demand quickly and effectively.”

This new install will also let I Love…. synchronise systems with their warehouse provider DHL allowing for further growth and standardising the company’s operating procedures into one single solution.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a feature-rich business management software and integrates seamlessly with the familiar suite of Microsoft Office products. Designed with mobility in mind it is renowned for its accessibility, ease of use, and flexibility, which helps businesses be more productive.

About I Love…: I Love… is a bath, body and beauty brand that lovingly creates gorgeous, deliciously scented products. The collection is bursting with ideas, inspiration and happiness. They are fun and sensuous and encapsulate memorable and delectable scents that transport the user to a different place, evoking powerful memories and injecting a little piece of happiness into their lives. I Love…offers a wide range of products and flavours from bubble bath to shower gel, lip balm to lip gloss, body butters to body lotion, in mouthwatering flavours like mango & papaya, raspberry & blackberry and minty choc chip, offering an affordable everyday treat to anyone who wishes to add some excitement to their bath and body regime.

About TSG

TSG is one of the UK’s leading providers of ICT services, trusted to deliver end-to-end solutions for thousands of SMEs.

  • £38m turnover
  • Nationwide service with local delivery through 10 offices – small enough to care, large enough to cope
  • 400 strong team of highly qualified specialists and dedicated professionals that are valued immensely
  • Enviable product stack including application software – Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint, CRM, Sage & Pegasus
  • IT infrastructure, cloud services and virtualisation
  • Security, monitoring and disaster recovery

With six Microsoft Gold Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Content (SharePoint)
  • CRM
  • Datacenter
  • Dynamics ERP (NAV)
  • Midmarket Solution Provider
  • Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions