BlueCherry

BlueCherry

by CGS

Who Uses BlueCherry?

CGS works with over 500 fashion, apparel and consumer goods brands, manufacturers and retailers around the globe to drive business transformation and improve operating performance.

What Is BlueCherry?

The CGS BlueCherry Enterprise Suite provides clients with comprehensive digital supply chain management solutions, available both in the cloud and on-premises, to drive their fundamental business processes. With a focus on the needs of high-growth organizations operating in consumer lifestyle products, retail and apparel, BlueCherry is a unified platform that provides supply chain visibility with the latest digital technologies.

BlueCherry Details

CGS

http://www.cgsinc.com

Founded 1984

BlueCherry Pricing Overview

BlueCherry does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for BlueCherry below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

BlueCherry Features

Apparel Management Software
Billing & Invoicing
Catalog Management
Inventory Management
Materials Management
Order Management
Product Management
Production Management
Purchasing
Returns Management
Shipping Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Warehouse Management
CRM
Distribution Management
Enterprise Asset Management
Financial Management
HR Management
Inventory Management
Order Management
Project Management
Purchase Order Management
Reporting/Analytics
Supply Chain Management
Warehouse Management
CAD Tools
Color Matching
Design Export
Fabric Matching
Fashion Illustrations
Pattern Grading
Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
Pattern, Color & Art Storage
Presentation Tools
Textile Pattern Design
Change Management
Compliance Management
Cost Tracking
Design Management
Document Management
Product Data Management
Project Management
Requirements Management
Supplier Management
Audit Management
Complaint Management
Compliance Management
Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Defect Tracking
Document Control
Equipment Management
ISO Standards Management
Maintenance Management
Risk Management
Supplier Quality Control
Training Management
3PL Management
Barcoding/RFID
Forecasting
Inventory Management
Multi-Location
Order Management
Purchasing
Quality Management
Real Time Synchronization
Receiving/Putaway Management
Returns Management
Shipping Management

BlueCherry Reviews

Showing 5 of 21 reviews

Overall
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
3.6/5
Features
4.3/5
Value for Money
4.2/5

Easy way to receive orders from retailers

Reviewed on 25/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Merchandising Assistant
Retail, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money

Pros: I receive orders from retailers via bluecherry system and it is easy to fill them based on a pull of the UPCs on each PO.

Cons: It is nearly impossible to decipher 860 change notices when sent via Mi9 and authorized and sent to the vendor via EDI. We nearly always request that they generate a new PO.

Apparel Company Must-Have

Reviewed on 19/06/2019
Jennifer R.
Senior Manager of Business Applications
Apparel & Fashion, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: One of the best things about BlueCherry is its flexibility. I have worked for 3 very different apparel companies over the last 19 years, and each one has used BlueCherry in its own unique way. The product is flexible enough to use its multitude of functionalities to support existing business processes and also structured well enough to build business processes around. In addition, I love that BlueCherry is truly a total ERP. From an integrated PLM module down to AWS to run your warehouses........it is nice to not have to worry about integrating multiple systems for the basics, when so much focus in the industry today is on Retail and Ecommerce, which by their very nature require integrations to multiple external systems. For smaller IT depts., this is big plus, as they are supporting additional modules within BlueCherry and not custom-built integrations to external systems for things like PLM, EDI, AWS, etc. Lastly, the team at CGS is one of the best I have worked with. They are always thinking of how to make each release of the product better than the previous, and truly trying to provide value to their customers.

Cons: One of the cons with this software is the process for maintenance (applying fixes, upgrades, etc.), as CGS does the majority of that. I understand the rules they have put in place and why, but I would like to be able to do more for myself. I would even pay for the training, just so that I could have the flexibility to do these things when I needed to, instead of being put in a queue for the work to be scheduled with their team and then waiting for the work to be completed.

Top tier supply chain management solutions for apparel & fashion companies.

Reviewed on 19/03/2019
Jack N.
CIO
Apparel & Fashion, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: BlueCherry is a leader in the apparel and fashion industry from a software and offer industry experts to implement their software. BlueCherry has an efficient and effective apparel and ERP subject matter expert team and processes. We implemented the BlueCherry suite of integrated products to improve business functional tools and to support our growing business requirements in terms of function and volume. Before selecting BlueCherry, our internal steering team executed a thorough RFP process and looked at factors such as total cost of ownership, ease of use, service and support, references, R&D, scalability and others and BlueCherry came out on top via organizational steering team consensus.

With the integrated BlueCherry suite, we look forward to continuous improvement in supply chain performance, demand planning, inventory and order management.

Cons: The solution is robust so you need to ensure tight scope for your implementation. BlueCherry offers many modules to support multiple business processes. The solution will challenge your skills and ability to adopt new technology and you need to commit your time and resources to be effective. Ease of use varies based on users beginning knowledge of ERP conceptually as well as functional ERP experience. “Ease of Use” is subjective because BlueCherry is feature rich for the appeal industry and therefore a focus on proper end-user training is important. BlueCherry offers flexibility in features and functionality that needs to be closely managed and in-depth discussions on business process re-engineering are important.

Needs Upgrades

Reviewed on 31/08/2017
Jessica B.
Junior Account Executive
Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: I like that it simple to understand once you are trained in the software. The screens are clear and easy to read, such as the style master and production order entry functionalities, and there are a plethora of reports you can run with the report launcher.

Cons: I feel that the sales orders have too many unnecessary steps. It would be nice if 1 product could live in 1 line for a sales order. However, as the software now stands, when you have different size packs you end up having to enter each as a different line. Once you combine that with the prior step of setting up style master, putting a sales order together can be complicated and time consuming. There are a number of things that should be simplified to make it easier for sales teams to sell.

Long Time Satisfied Client

Reviewed on 02/07/2018
Steve B.
Software Applications Manager
Apparel & Fashion, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: SoftwareAdvice
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: I've used Blue Cherry for 14 years, and watched as the application grew, and evolved into the robust system that it is today. Anytime I've been tasked to come up with a 'way to do it' I've almost always found a Blue Cherry solution to address the need, or a suitable work around. There really is much more to the system that I think most people don't realize, that is until they need it to do something. My relationships that I've developed with CGS personnel, over the years is invaluable, and they have taught me more than I ever expected. We use several modules including ERP, PLM, Retail EDI, BI, EDI 3PL, as well as integrations with Retail and soon E-commerce systems. So many of our success stories have revolved around Blue Cherry, and their remarkable technical, and support staff, and Project Managers. Our entire organization completely changed many years ago, and Blue Cherry software was there to help us through the change without much of a hiccup. Although no product is perfect, I would not change it even if I could. Many challenges face us in the near future, and I always count on Blue Cherry to evolve, and help us meet the challenges.

Cons: Well this is a tough one, as I have little to be dissatisfied with, but as with any software company, it does get frustrating sometimes finding the right resource to address your problem, but ultimately it happens. Their staff always includes many experts on many subjects.