Case Study – Evolve Outdoors
Business Evolves for outdoor gear company thanks to Cin7
Rob Wilson started hunting and fishing gear company Evolve Outdoors about 12 years ago because of his passions for the two sports and for business. Evolve is a wholesale business distributing from New Zealand and Australian warehouses. Products are sold globally in selected retailers and through an online store.
Rob, CEO, says the Wellington-based company used MYOB for many years but reports weren’t customisable.
“With MYOB, we had to run two reports and then manage them together, which was really slow and time-consuming,” Rob says.
When Rob opened a Melbourne warehouse several years ago, the requirement for two MYOB accounting solutions caused additional workload and created massive amounts of stress. Staff desperately needed a new solution.
Rob considered various options including Unleashed and Sage or even a more advanced version of MYOB.
A step ahead of the rest
“None of them really seemed as forward-thinking as Cin7,” he says. “Cin7 seemed to be a step ahead of everyone else.”
Rob selected Cin7 for its barcode-scanning system, accurate reporting, easy data control and the fact it’s cloud-based so it’s accessible anywhere.
“Cin7 has enabled us to grow by providing us with accounting infrastructure. It’s been very beneficial to us.”
Rob says: “The [Cin7’s] reports are really powerful. You could create any kind of report by dragging the fields. We can get the stock analysis and that makes our lives much easier.”
More efficiencies,fewer mistakes
Cin7 has made Evolve’s processes more efficient. The eight sales representatives can plug in and view reports while out on the road, which helps with strategic planning and stock purchasing.
Orders are more accurate with Cin7 too. “We don’t have people ringing us up and telling us that we have charged them and not sent something, or that we have sent two and charged for one.”
More sales for Evolve
Rob says Cin7 has saved time and made the lives of Evolve’s staff so much easier.
With Cin7, it only takes a minute to complete what would have taken 10 minutes in MYOB. “It means we can sell more product.”
He adds: “It certainly makes the day more enjoyable not wasting time with a riff-raff system – we have got a much more streamlined way of doing it.”
For Rob, Cin7 was money well-spent. “It’s a great package – highly recommended.”