BlueCherry

BlueCherry

Score 6.3 out of 10
BlueCherry

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What is BlueCherry?

CGS’s BlueCherry Enterprise Suite has the built-in capacity to address the fundamental needs of all core management, planning, design and product development, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and sales functions.

With end-to-end capabilities, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite enables consumer lifestyle products companies...
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What is BlueCherry?

CGS’s BlueCherry Enterprise Suite has the built-in capacity to address the fundamental needs of all core management, planning, design and product development, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and sales functions. With end-to-end capabilities, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite enables consumer…

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Demos

Adrianna Papell Uses BlueCherry for Better Fashion Data and Reporting
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Alice and Olivia Improve Warehousing and Inventories with BlueCherry AWS
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Tommy Bahama on BlueCherry | Cynthia Quackenbush
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Product Details

What is BlueCherry?

CGS’s BlueCherry Enterprise Suite has the built-in capacity to address the fundamental needs of all core management, planning, design and product development, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and sales functions.

With end-to-end capabilities, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite enables consumer lifestyle products companies to manage critical business transactions and concept-to-consumer processes to improve speed to market, gain greater process visibility and control, increase productivity and operational efficiency, reduce costs and enhance competitiveness.

The BlueCherry Suite Includes:
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Omnichannel Merchandise Planning
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Omnichannel Warehouse Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Shop Floor Control
  • B2B eCommerce Platform

BlueCherry Videos

Adrianna Papell Customer Success
Alice and Olivia Customer Success
Tommy Bahama Customer Success

BlueCherry Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
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Mauro Biefeni | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use Blue Cherry in various aspects. Primarily, we implemented it as our ERP system to handle Production and sales orders, invoicing, advanced ship notifications, EDI communications, and various other tasks based around operating an apparel business. We have since implemented B2B eCommerce, collaborative supply chain to work with factories and vendors, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management, which is really an odd way of saying our apparel design management). Blue Cherry is used across the organization in all departments from New Development to Technical Design, Planning & Support, Accounting, and Warehouse. Executives also use it for various reports and BI data.
  • Manage production orders which is the primary portion of the business.
  • Manage Sales Orders including allocation based on rules so we can manage order fulfilment successfully.
  • Manage Designs and promotion to Styles which works so much smoother when integrated in the same base software.
  • Manage Invoicing and credit memos and be able to report on NSR and total sales, units moved, etc.
  • Blue Cherry being so robust can be quite a bit to manage and really requires good training of users.
  • Documentation is not the best due to the various possible configurations you can do with this system. It is difficult to document for all use cases.
  • Consistency throughout the product as far as language used in different screens referring to the same item, but language can be customized so it can generally be made to match as needed.
  • I think some really complete documentation on a few common use cases could be developed to help train users with properly formatted training sessions.
  • Blue Cherry Add-Ons generally feel like they have not been well tested before being released and sold to their customers. We had issue (some major where we stopped using them) with pretty much every single add-on we have purchased, from B2b eComm, Shopify connector, CSC (Collaborative Supply Chain), NuOrder connector as some major examples.
Blue Cherry is competitively priced to compete with other solutions. It is well suited where a good training system is in place in the business and where at least a small IT team is present. I also would recommend on-prem installations as opposed to cloud-based as I have heard negative feedback about the cloud-based product. Blue Cherry may be more appropriate for companies that either are still developing their processes and can be tweaked to fit within the Blue Cherry ecosystem, or in larger companies where they can afford potentially substantial costs to customize Blue Cherry to their needs or desires.
  • ERP to manage production, allocation and sales.
  • PLM to help designers and tech dev manage designs, spec packs, and data being sent to factories for product design.
  • Warehouse and Accounting management including pick and pack, shipment, invoicing and ASN, returns, reporting.
  • Collaborative supply chain management is extremely important, but since we started trying to implement it 5+ years ago, constant issues have thwarted us from being able to do so.
  • Blue Cherry has been part of helping our company to grow 600%+ over the last 10 years and is able to handle the ever-increasing slope of that upward scaling growth we continue to see.
  • Blue Cherry PLM has really helped the design team to work much better with the ERP as it is integrated.
  • Reporting and inquiries have been very important to many teams, in particular, the planning & support team to really manage large wholesale customers well.
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I give this rating because CGS has a 'by design' policy meaning that if the product has been functioning a specific way for some time....even if that functionality is buggy or simply incorrect...they will call that 'by design' meaning you need to have a MOD (modification) done which means you need to pay for it. They generally seem to start between $5,000 to $15,000 USD even for a simple change like the length of a field that does not match from one screen to another, or adding a simple column to a table which contains a calculated value meaning it does not need to be stored in the database.
Do they have premium support? I complain about support often but I never hear anything about premium support being available as an option...
Yes
I have reported MANY bugs over the last 11 years. They are rarely resolved in a timely fashion and often CGS calls them 'by design' so they can then ask you to pay to fix the issue.

This part of customer support is the biggest thorn in the foot for me....otherwise if they ramped up their support to be top notch and made their products consistent from screen to screen, and addressed bus as bugs in a timely fashion as well as improved documentation...I think they could rule the market. But sadly the do not seem to be willing to invest the money to make this happen and instead seem to find ways to try to pull money out of (I can only speak for my experience) their customers.
I can not think of a single specific time when I felt like CGS provided exceptional support specifically, other than the customer success person Carly who does her best to try to get us the assistance we require, and Brian in sales who is amazing and really does try to support us the same way and Michael B. our project manager for Blue Cherry who has been a life saver in many instances and really tries to help us as much as he can. Others I have had good and bad experiences with.
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