Dedagroup Stealth, an Italian software platform that manages production and distribution for global fashion and luxury brands, has acquired UK-based fashion enterprise resource planning (ERP) software Zedonk for an undisclosed sum.
The Zedonk deal brings more than 650 small fashion businesses into the Dedagroup portfolio of clients and combines the platform’s ERP capabilities with Stealth’s features, which cover product life cycle management, from initial design and production, through to multichannel distribution in retail, wholesale, marketplaces and social commerce channels. Dedagroup says the Stealth technology powers more than 60 percent of Italy’s best-known global fashion brands.
Zedonk solutions include design and production management, stock inventory, purchase orders, style management as well as customer and supplier relations, with all data managed and protected in the cloud. Dedagroup Stealth consultants will join the Zedonk team in their new London headquarters.
Dedagroup isn’t the only Italian player looking to make waves among smaller businesses. Entrepreneurs across various SMBs in Italy have developed a platform dubbed Sistema Italia designed to offer foreign companies including high-end luxury and fashion brands the opportunity to network and dialogue with executives and access large-scale international business opportunities together.
The free service aims to facilitate a rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle national and international markets cohesively. By signing up, businesses will gain analysis and insights on how to be compliant with local and federal legal principles.