Large international retailers also go for the iONE furniture software solution
Furniture retail customers from all over the world use our software solutions. We offer them the opportunity to use the newest available technologies, in order to better manage their business processes and improve their customer's experiences with new visualization techniques. With technologies such as 3D configurators, virtual reality models and the software solution iONE, which is specifically created for the furniture industry, our customers are able to offer consumers a unique experience, both online and in their physical shops, while also saving costs due to automated processes. With this, we see that national borders are no longer important, resulting in the interest and use of iONE by internationally oriented and organized retailers who recognize the need of improved customer experiences and automatization. Our solutions run at over 400 customers in multiple countries across Europe and Asia and with that, iONE is literally crossing borders.
One of these collaborations we have is with the HALO group, which includes among others the Timothy Oulton formula, with its exclusive showrooms in capitals all over the world. Furthermore, at the end of 2015, we set the foundation for a solid partnership with K3 retail; a global player in the field of retail automation in the furniture industry and fashion market. K3 is a British, stock market listed company which, among others, is a Gold-partner for Microsoft applications and combines and implements these applications as a tailor-made solution for various global retailers. When we demonstrated to them the iONE solution they were extremely enthusiastic and they classified it as the next-gen application to complete their offer for the home goods and furniture market.
Since then, both parties have worked hard to include iONE in the total solution, which is based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and NAV, that they offer to their customers. In 2016 and 2017, this cooperation led to the welcoming of two new great customers who wanted to work with our iONE software solution for the furniture industry, namely; Furniture Village and Barker & Stonehouse. Next to the iONE solution, we are helping Furniture Village visualizing their furniture collection with renders, which are basically digital photographs of 3D virtual reality models. Visualizing your assortment with renders is a great way of showing all your articles' options and possibilities which you offer to your customer, while not having the costs of photographing each and every article.
As part of the Colijn group of companies, we have been a leading player in the Benelux for many years. We have over 30 years of experience in building software products for our customers in the home furniture industry. But in a world that is increasingly less bound to limits (especially when it comes to software), the view of the provider and the customer extend far beyond national boundaries. With this in mind, we started extending our boundaries by enabling potential customers to find optimal solutions for their businesses through international cooperation. With Cside Global we are able to offer the iONE furniture software solution through our solid partner program, where we can easily attach our software to your proposition or system.