SQLI – SQLI AND LYCRA LINKS BETWEEN TEXTILE FACTORIES AND RETAILERS IN THE WORLD – 27-04-2022 17:45

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APRIL 27, 2022

THE COMPANY TURNED TO THE SQLI GROUP FOR THE WIDE RANGE OF DIGITAL SKILLS, ESPECIALLY IN DIGITAL STRATEGY, USER EXPERIENCE, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGICAL KNOW-HOW.

The LYCRA ONE ™ portal integrates the latest innovations, a fabric library, knowledge center, certification services and merchandising resources, enabling apparel manufacturers and retailers to collaborate online.

What’s new for The Lycra Company customers?

World leader in the development of innovative solutions for the textile and personal care sector, LYCRA today announces a new phase of expansion of its LYCRA ONE ™ online network, the result of collaboration with the Swiss and Moroccan teams of SQLI. As part of the continuous improvement of the global textile brand offering, the new online customer portal connects brands, retailers and manufacturers with a global network of factories via a convenient platform focused on the science of comfort, fit and performance.

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed new customer needs

Before the pandemic, the market was already demonstrating the need for a digital experience that gives brands and retailers the ability to virtually connect with factories and manufacturers, without losing any of the benefits of human relationships.

With this new portal, users can now:

  • Find innovative fiber solutions through the digital fabric library;
  • Get in touch with factories to establish or develop business relationships;
  • Discover the capabilities;
  • Consult the product catalogs.

“The LYCRA Company has one of the strongest franchise brands in the apparel world, a rich tradition of innovation and an unrivaled intellectual property heritage; we are therefore ready to invest in digital transformation. The launch of the LYCRA ONE ™ portal is the culmination of our presence in the global apparel and personal care value chains. It showcases our wide range of products and services and offers our customers a complete solution to quickly realize their ideas and bring them to market. “said Julien Born, CEO of The LYCRA Company.

Global architecture

One of the requirements of this project was to define and build a global digital ecosystem, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week around the world, including China. It involved integrating Drupal / Acquia, an agile content management system platform, with LYCRA’s customer relationship management (Salesforce) and digital asset management (Widen) systems. The new architecture has allowed the company to:

  • Consolidate all LYCRA brands in one place;
  • Simplify your IT environment and relieve the IT department of system management and security activities, thanks to the Acquia Cloud infrastructure and services;
  • Facilitate the integration of content and accelerate the work of its sales teams;
  • Having a solid and scalable foundation to develop its future digital services.

An international collaboration

SQLI and LYCRA have decided to work closely together by sharing the recognized skills and experiences of each company. An Agile method was implemented, with a customer-side Product Owner, who defined priorities and a continuous delivery cycle.

The two teams thus benefited from great flexibility and excellent reactivity.

Thanks to the initiatives of both teams, the LYCRA ONE ™ portal now offers a knowledge center where users can view exclusive content such as webinars, white papers and videos on new fiber technologies, industry trends, marketing, sustainable development, etc. . Users can thus learn how to extract the maximum value from LYCRA and its innovations to provide products that meet the needs of their customers and inspire new creations.

It is through this fruitful collaboration that customers will be able to find innovative marketing and merchandising solutions, including brand assets and apparel labels, through the LYCRA ONE platform.TM. In addition, applications for brand licensing agreements and fiber certifications can be filed, which helps to enhance the quality of LYCRA® branded items.

To find out more and to register for the LYCRA ONE ™ portal, go to one.lycra.com and click the register button.

Learn about the SQLI digital experience: Founded in 1990, SQLI Digital Experience is a European digital services company that defines, builds and develops the digital business value of leading international brands.

Made up of technical and creative specialists, its teams are committed to delivering engaging experiences that make sense by leveraging technologies, methodologies, skills and creativity to get closer to the customer or user and grab their attention. . They design, develop, and implement robust, high-performance architectures that improve business agility, increase efficiency, and facilitate growth.

The Group has 2,100 employees in 13 countries: France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Morocco, Mauritius and Dubai. In 2021 the SQLI group achieved a turnover of 225 million euros.

SQLI has been listed on Euronext Paris (SQI) since 21 July 2000.

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