Footwear and Apparel companies are all facing the same challenge in their Digital Product Creation (DPC) process: they have integrated or built different software but lack true end-to-end interoperability between these software.
Our solution: The Theodo Integration Hub, a cloud-native software stitching together the tools in your DPC process, bringing your company closer to end-to-end interoperability.
All fashion companies have already started the journey of digitizing their processes of Product Creation (Digital Product Creation, DPC) and use dozens of software to digitize key steps of the DPC value chain (3D design, PLM, DAM…). However, these different tools aren’t connected together by default, and their levels of connectivity varies.
As a result, most fashion companies or brands have not yet completed the full interconnected digitization of all their DPC processes. They have built “islands of digitization”. All of their departments now use digital tools for most of their activities but these tools do not interface with each-other across departments. They lack interoperability.
Some companies have built integrations between these tools and are in the process of building many more. However, these connectors — either point-to-point integrations or “Enterprise Service Buses” — are unsatisfactory in most cases. They take a long time to implement, and are unstable and very expensive to run and maintain for the following reasons. In a point-to-point implementation:
Although a true end-to-end interoperability between all the digital tools is probably only achievable in theory, and remains more a north star, the Theodo Integration Hub gets companies closer to it and speeds up the digitization of their DPC processes. Additionally, we break down a giant project’s vision into smalls steps to limit the risk and prove ROI at each step: One after the other, each new integration brings true ROI and measurable impacts on the reduction of manual tasks and time saved by DPC teams’ members.
We use aspects of domain driven design to conduct workshops designed for converting a new idea or legacy system to a Serverless architecture, working with the domain experts in a business. "EventBridge Storming" forms the basis of our Event-Driven Serverless architectures.
Cloud-Native Serverless architectures need to be deployable quickly though rapid CI/CD Pipelines in multiple environments and in some cases across different regions. Our teams start projects with 100% of the infrastructure managed through Infrastructure as Code tools such as the Serverless Framework from day 1.
1) A strong knowledge of apparel and footwear companies’ DPC processes
2) A deep expertise of cloud-native technologies to build a lightweight and scalable integration hub and
3) A methodology bringing ROI through productivity gains at every step of the process and the Theodo Progressive Migration framework
Audit the current state of integrations between your DPC tools
Build a first integration and immediately show an ROI
Accelerate and build all remaining integrations that bring value
Keep the system flexible for future integrations, unlocking future use cases for innovation