Axind is a software company which develops its products for the worldwide fashion industry since 2004. We have been recognized twice by Gartner for the workflow/TnA component of our PLM (Product Lifecycle Management).
Worldwide, Fashion is a multi-trillion-dollar industry, and pretty much everyone uses TnAs (Time and Action calendars) for managing their processes and sourcing business. And Excel® TnAs are by far the most commonly used.Over the years, we have seen companies completely transform themselves with the successful implementation of our TnAs.
Excel® is a brilliant package and extremely useful, but when it comes to TnAs, it is a mess! How do you share the information? How can each user see what they have to do and when? How do you get warnings when things are running late? How do you do an analysis of where you went wrong and how do you improve? Year-in and year-out there is same panic, extreme stress and unforeseen situations. There is no “learning”, no “improvement”, the same crisis situations happen every year.
We decided that we have to fight a crusade against the use of Excel® and convince people that there is a better way. We decided to create a separate product just for managing TnAs, WebTnA. The emphasis was on quick setup, ease of use and an open API for integration with any other system. Finally, there is an alternative to Excel®; WebTnA®.