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    Press Release

    Hela Clothing partners with attune & SAP to develop its digital Core

Published Date: June 29, 2021

28th June 2021, Colombo: Hela Clothing, a global apparel manufacturer with factories across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sri Lanka, has partnered with attune for the implementation of the SAP S/4HANA® Fashion and Vertical Business solution. The SAP platform will digitize end-to-end processes and support Hela’s rapid growth.

As a leading apparel solutions provider to global brands across intimates, kidswear, and sportswear, Hela has in recent years been investing in digitization initiatives to strengthen its capabilities in order to innovate faster and better service global clients. The project implementation scope of SAP will include geographical coverage across it’s locations in the US, UK, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, and, Kenya.

“We are fortunate to be experiencing exponential growth even during the pandemic. And we believe that the digital transformation journey we are currently on will help us consolidate the gains we have made, as well as propel us to the next level by facilitating greater innovation and accelerating our growth even further,” stated Ruwanthi Fernando, Chief Information & Process Officer of Hela Clothing

“This SAP platform is one of a number of steps we have taken to empower next level management at Hela. Having the right digital capabilities in place is integral to our business especially as brands demand greater transparency in their supply chains and rapidly evolving market conditions require real-time decisions. This is why we have set up a dedicated project office with a dedicated team to implement the SAP solution with the guidance and assistance from technology experts attune,” she added

Over the next 16 months attune will assist Hela Clothing implement the attune Fashion Suite™, a pre-configured template built on the SAP S/4HANA® Fashion and Vertical Business solution. The attune Fashion Suite™ includes proven industry best practices for contract manufacturing companies and helps to digitize the manufacturing process whilst integrating to 3rd party applications.

Furthermore, to build on this solution in the future, Hela Clothing has signed up with Microsoft Azure for an Enterprise agreement to implement the SAP S/4HANA® Landscape. In this instance, H-One, a fully owned subsidiary of Dialog, will provide the implementation support with the guidance of Microsoft together with their Fast Track programme. This will occur in a phased manner.

Sanjeev Walgampaya, Senior VP APAC at attune Consulting stated, “One of the key objectives of Hela is to stay ahead of the curve in adopting technology and processes to meet the demands of the market. And by choosing an ERP solution in SAP S/4HANA® it would enable to meet current business and management control requirements while providing a robust digital platform to expand the solution footprint in the future. We’re excited to bring our experience in implementing SAP fashion solutions at over 70 global companies to Hela Clothing.

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About attune
attune is an SAP solutions provider to the Fashion and Lifestyle industry, working with global fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers; to help them transition to the digital age. A leading SAP partner, attune has been extensively involved in SAP offerings for the fashion industry and has deep domain and product know-how. With a presence across the globe, attune's delivery capabilities, along with purpose-built accelerators and add-on tools help fashion companies rapidly respond to shifting market conditions and transform their business performance. attune is a Rizing Company.

About Hela
Hela Clothing is a US$250 million company that provides sustainability-focused apparel supply chain solutions. The company works closely with global brands, from design to delivery, in the intimate, sleepwear, and children’s product ranges. With 10 factories across three countries and a workforce of over 15,000 across the globe, Hela leads the industry in ethical and sustainable working environments.

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