Just Music GmbH

The software needs to keep up with a growing company


Just Music GmbH is investing in Ingenious software solutions

Just Music, a supplier for musical instruments, just started working with the individual solution ingenious.PIM. After ordering the program in December 2010 the Ingenious software could lead to a number of improvements in the day-to-day business of Just Music. Just recently Just Music was working with an old program for item maintenance which could not be able to withstand the rapid changes of an online mail-order business.

After founding the Just Music GmbH in 1978 in Berlin Wilmersdorf, the company kept growing. It started as a small shop for drums and was able to expand very soon. Toady Joachim Stock, the managing director, is running two stores in Berlin as well as one store in Hamburg and Munich. The sales areas, ranging from 3000 to 4500m2, offer plenty of room to browse the store and check out the instruments. In 2002 the company was expanded by an online mail-order business.

While the company was growing the software which was used remained the same. So it could not meet modern requirements of Just Music any more. “We took notice of Ingenious GmbH upon a recommendation.” explains the assigned project manager Frank Lymann.
By the end of 2010 Just Music GmbH decided to implement the common ERP software SAP R/3® and a new web shop omeco®. At the same time they invested in an individual software solution developed by the Ingenious team: ingenious.PIM. This new software development is forming a link between the SAP® software and the omeco® web shop. That way Just Music GmbH is able to do their item maintenance using just the Ingenious software.

Before the Ingenious software was ready to use all existing item data was transferred into the new program ingenious.PIM (Product Information Management). Afterwards the data was transferred into the software which is running in the backend: SAP R/3 ®and the web shop omeco®. Now the Ingenious Software is forming a link between the ERP system and the web shop of Just Music GmbH. Changes in the component database are registered immediately and the external systems are updated as soon as you put data into the ingenious.PIM software. Frank Lymann is very happy about the time saving: “Before we used ingenious.PIM the synchronization between the software solutions always have been very slowly, error-prone and complicated.”

The software ingenious.PIM provides the Just Music GmbH more sophisticated features to maintenance their component database than the programs they were using before. For example you can offer your product descriptions in different languages. Furthermore you can enrich your product information by providing high resolution images of your articles. That way your component database can be used to generate content for cross-media publishing. You can create printed catalogs as well as digital releases, which can be published on well-known online market-places.

Using these and further features the supplier for musical instruments aims a process optimization. “So far the Ingenious software fully met our expectations. We would like to point out especially the great support and the professional project coordination.”, explains Frank Lymann.
After the successful implementation of ingenious.PIM we are still constantly working on extensions of the new software and we are happy to corporate closely with Just Music GmbH in the future as well.