We were excited for the opportunity to connect with SAP Business One users at the ASUG Best Practices Virtual Conference this year.

During the virtual event, WiSys customer, Nine Line Apparel, shared how they use WiSys to increase their efficiency in the warehouse. We also moderated the warehouse and inventory management Think Tank discussion about current trends that affect businesses.

We look forward to continuing to discuss these topics with SAP Business One users in the future.

Below you can find a recap of the Nine Line Apparel story as well as more information about WiSys solutions.

WiSys Customer Story: Nine Line Apparel

Nine Line Apparel is a clothing brand manufacturer and distributor co-founded in 2012 by two brothers and U.S. Army veterans. Their vision was simple: to create a high-quality clothing brand to be enjoyed by patriotic Americans around the globe. In recent years their brand has grown exponentially. The challenges included lack of system visibility, difficulty in finding material, tracking work-in-progress (WIP) inventory, streamlined putaway efficiency, and warehouse capacity utilization. The Nine Line Apparel team looked at a handful of WMS solutions. WiSys won them over with its level of customer dedication, on-site evaluation, and a quick rollout.

In his presentation at Biz.One, Jordon Nearhoof took us through Nine Line’s WMS journey, why they chose WiSys and how WiSys has helped their company grow.

What is Nine Line Apparel?

Nine Line apparel is a screen print manufacturer based in Savannah, Georgia. They started as a home business with all manual processes. Since then they’ve grown to a small business with 250 employees and just-in-time manufacturing processes. This helps them keep inventory levels very low while still meeting customer demands.

wisys wms for sap business one customer story

Jordan’s Background

Jordan Nearhoof was an Armor Officer in the United States Army, where he spent a lot of time in the planning and execution of operational base logistics. After that he worked for a fortune 50 company in the warehouse and fulfillment industry doing everything from floor operations and inventory control to quality assurance and production control.

Jordan’s Story About Nine Line and WiSys

I joined Nine Line in 2018 as the Director of Fulfillment. When I came on board, Nine Line had been using SAP Business One for about a year and had also been using a basic type of warehouse management system.


One of my initial goals was to expand our capability in 2019. I could see the challenges the company was struggling with and I had a good vision on what we needed to accomplish to be more successful. A big part of that was WMS.

Current Limitations

Without a WMS, we were basically using tribal knowledge as we called it. We had to organize the goods by garment type, design, color and size so that the team could pick the right item based on a customer order. It was pretty complex. We were producing thousands of production orders each week and managing those accurately became quite challenging. The team did an amazing job, but they weren’t set up for success.

From a marketing standpoint we were also limited. We couldn’t expand, we couldn’t scale because we didn’t have a system in place to quickly add new products, fulfill them correctly and track where they were going.

That is where WMS became a big part of the conversation.

We had a WMS system already, but we wanted something better with more customization to meet our very unique needs in our business.

So, we started looking for a WMS partner. We wanted to find a system that could move quickly, integrate into SAP B1, and be tailored to fit our needs.

SAP Certified Business One IntegrationFinding WiSys

With WiSys, we found that they delivered a solid product. In SAP Business One, we liked all the different fields to map against as well as the user defined fields. What impressed us with WiSys, was that it could integrate directly into SAP B1 seamlessly and also incorporate our own tables as needed. That opens up the doors for a lot of customization.

Knowledge and Service

More importantly, we received a high level of service from WiSys. Don, Scott, Todd, and Jim came on site in September of 2019. They took a tour of our facility, looked through all our processes, and really impressed us. With all their collective knowledge, it really showed that they had a really solid product and they knew what they were talking about. We developed a great relationship with the WiSys team that helped us work through implementation obstacles together.


WiSys satisfied our requirements for customization. We are incorporating features such as production order tracking and label control.


We went live about a year ago. We opted for an onsite implementation, which was extremely critical. We knew that a rollout this large was not going to go flawlessly. All the minor hiccups were handled very quickly by Todd and Jim so they did not delay the process.

After the implementation, we were able to start leveraging the WiSys WMS system almost immediately.

nine line apparel warehouseBenefits and Results

WiSys delivered on the typical WMS benefits that you would expect. We saw better efficiency, accuracy, inventory control, and we saved time and money through better processes.

But we saw other benefits we didn’t necessarily expect.

Team Member Empowerment

Our team members got the training needed to use the tools effectively, which allows them to grow and develop as employees that were invaluable to the company.

System Focused Processes

There are a lot of safety measures in place to minimize errors and follow the processes, which is very valuable.

Printing Capability

Printing can be a real challenge. Now we have the ability to print labels (item labels, barcode labels, pallet location labels) to stationary printers. We can also print out production orders and purchase orders. Our team can print to wireless devices out on the floor, which really gives them the ability to get what they need when they need it.


Accountability is a great thing because it helps identify training gaps. It allows us to provide feedback at a very targeted approach to that individual. And it helps us maintain focus on what we’re doing. And that focus is obviously important to the customer, so it’s equally important to us.

Solving Difficult Problems with WiSys

WiSys Agility Essentials includes all the standard SAP Business One inventory, sales, purchasing and production related transactions, as well as multi-branch. WiSys Agility Pallets and Fulfillment add even more functionality. We excel at solving difficult problems for companies using our design tools. We have extensive experience with SAP Business One and can assist your company is solving complex problems, including chaining multiple SAP Business One transactions together.

Agility Essentials WMS

Agility Essentials is an out-of-the box WMS solution for SAP Business One. It is a real-time, flexible and scalable solution that is easy to install and configure.

Agility Desktop Explorer

This tool is included with a WiSys Desktop license. The desktop license includes access to view grids, process grids, and Agility Explorer. It gives the user opportunities to run these functions outside of the SAP Business One client.

Agility Inventory Allocations

In this subsystem of Agility Essentials, you are able to include specific warehouses and forecasts and also allocate supplies to demands based on user-defined priorities and documents.

Agility Shipping

We have been working on an integrated shipping solution for SAP Business One.