Joseph Ribkoff selects Microsoft Dynamics 365, ax|is fashion and Thinkmax to create their fully inte

MONTREAL, QC – August 2, 2018 – Joseph Ribkoff Inc., a global manufacturer of womenswear has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365 system and ax|is fashion as their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help manage its growing business and Customer Engagement (CRM) needs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 along with K3's ax|is fashion module will allow them to have a fully integrated ERP-CRM system to replace their legacy systems.

Together with the implementation expertise of local and key partner Thinkmax, Joseph Ribkoff will be able to automate and rationalize its business processes to enable real-time decision making and provide real time reporting.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 system is a fully functional ERP-CRM solution that is tailored to the needs of the manufacturing and distribution industry. Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 will enable Joseph Ribkoff to manage all aspects of its business, with features that include Customer Order Processing, Purchasing, Production Orders, Inventory Control, Distribution, Sales, Accounting and intelligent insight. The system will help Joseph Ribkoff streamline its workflow, reduce costs and improve profitability, increase inventory turns and continue to deliver a high level of customer service to its customers.

“Microsoft along with our implementation partner, Thinkmax, have been able to demonstrate that their Finance, Operation (K3's fashion solution) as well as their CRM will be able to meet our growing business needs by offering us a fully integrated, stable and scalable solution. They have also demonstrated a high level of knowledge and confidence in the capabilities of the software and their expertise, in order to help us attain the systemic capabilities and transformation we are looking for. We are very excited with this strategic decision and direction we are taking. We are building for our future” said John Gunn, Chief Executive Officer at Joseph Ribkoff.

“We are very pleased to welcome Joseph Ribkoff as an ax|is fashion customer and to support them in their digital transformation. We will be working very closely with them and Thinkmax throughout the implementation process to ensure that they have access to our industry specialists and subject matter experts so that ax|is fashion is exactly the right solution for them to realize their ambitions, said Tony Bryant, Business Development Director, K3.

“Thinkmax is honored to have been chosen as the implementation partner for Joseph Ribkoff. Our dedicated team of professionals have the know-how and expertise in retail, manufacturing and distribution to successfully implement complex ERP projects. Our implementation methodology and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and ax|is fashion will facilitate this transformative project for Joseph Ribkoff.” Said Patrik Chavarie, Vice President, Business Development at Thinkmax.

The manufacturing and distribution industry is undergoing a massive disruption, and it is amazing to see customers like Joseph Ribkoff embrace this change and adopt Dynamics 365 technology to help them make intelligent decisions that will grow their business,” said Desmond Nair, Director of Dynamics 365, Microsoft Canada. “Microsoft Dynamics 365 is enabling Joseph Ribkoff to better engage with their customers, leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning to deliver more relevant offers and experiences. We can't wait to see what the future holds"

About Joseph Ribkoff

Based in Montreal since 1957, Joseph Ribkoff creates ingenious collections for busy women around the world. Now a fashion pioneer, dictating trends and guiding women and styles, the company continues to innovate to meet the multidimensional needs of today’s women. While celebrating its 60th anniversary last year, Joseph Ribkoff continues to stand out as one of Canada’s leading fashion designers, and in more than 64 international markets. For more information, please visit

About K3 and ax|is fashion

K3 is a business technology innovator realizing results for our customers through the power and expertise of our people, our products and our global partner ecosystem. K3 is passionate about providing fit for purpose industry solutions for Retail, Distribution and Manufacturing, in the cloud, hybrid and on-premise. ax|is fashion is a concept-to-consumer solution, built on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and further enhanced to meet the unique needs of the fashion and apparel industry.

About Thinkmax Consulting

Thinkmax is a leading North American digital transformation expert that brings powerful change within organizations with the tools, the expertise and methodology to bring positive and lasting change. We implement enterprise business solutions that unify ERP, CRM, BI, Retail and E-Commerce solutions through Microsoft-centric technology.

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