Dr Martens is an iconic British footwear brand, loved the world over for its signature style that unapologetically represents freedom, self-expression, and authenticity.
Formed in 1947, Dr Martens made headway as a wholesale business and now has more than 200 stores globally, with ambitious plans for retail and e-commerce growth. Recognizing the need to evolve to suit the needs of the twenty-first-century consumer, the brand embarked on “Project Reboot: Join the Revolution” to replace all its legacy applications with Microsoft Dynamics 365.
“Dr Martens consumers are young and tech-savvy, and they expect modern retail experiences,” says Jackie Reid, Program Lead for Project Reboot. “Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives our customers the ability to buy online, return in-store, and leverage Click & Collect, while simultaneously supporting our global colleagues to make smarter and more accurate decisions. To say the change has been significant is an understatement.”
Dr Martens wanted to become more efficient as a business, operate globally, enrich the role of their people by replacing a number of manual & cumbersome tasks, and support global growth. Dr Martens wanted to leverage their investment in Dynamics 365 to:
Hitachi Solutions' global expertise in retail, wholesale and distribution, combined with extensive experience across Microsoft Dynamics 365 enabled the team to quickly define Dr Martens requirements and deliver the best options for them.
Dr Martens recognised that this was not just an IT project but a business transformation project. It was really important for us to select the right calibre of partner with the same ambitious vision to help us drive this project to a successful deployment. Hitachi Solutions came with that capability! They had good practice and methodology to deliver this project to a schedule and within budget
Project Reboot Programme Lead
The solution has been implemented in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Canada and United States of America and is being rolled out across Asia Pacific in 2020. The brand is thriving with its new solution, with benefits being realized across all areas of the business.