Toronto, Canada—MI9 announced today that EILEEN FISHER has selected MI9 Merchant, MI9 BI and MI9 Intelligent Allocation, the industry-leading Merchandise Management System with built in Business Intelligence & Retail Analytics, from MI9, to support their store and e-commerce businesses.
EILEEN FISHER was started in 1984 by the company’s founder Eileen Fisher. As a design and graphics artist Eileen was having trouble finding the kind of clothing that fit with her design criteria. She was looking for clothing with simple shapes in beautiful colors, great fabrics and the shapes and proportions that would work together. That was when she had her “aha” moment: she was looking for a system of dressing. An idea was born!
Today EILEEN FISHER is a global design house, with wholesale, e-commerce and retail operations including 53 company owned stores, with corporate headquarters in Irvington, New York. Foremost to the company’s culture is their commitment to strong relationships with customers, employees and vendors.
It is this commitment to relationships that EILEEN FISHER found with MI9. “EILEEN FISHER was looking for more than a merchandising system. When we started this search we knew that we were looking for a company that would partner with us to meet some of our “unique” requirements. We saw how MI9 partnered with their customers and continued to have strong and cooperative relationships long after the initial system implementation.” George Peppin, Manager of Retail Systems, EILEEN FISHER.
“As we evaluated the leading merchandising systems on the market in a process that evolved over a 6 month period, we found the deeper we looked at MI9, the more value we saw in their architecture and rich, all-inclusive functionality when compared with other systems.” Bill Miller, Director of Information Technology, EILEEN FISHER.
Mike Burge, MI9’s CEO commented: “We are thrilled to welcome our newest partner EILEEN FISHER to the MI9 family. We are delighted to partner with their team to deliver innovative solutions to enhance the experiences of their customers and employees.”