The adidas Group was started in 1920 by Adi Dassler, a German entrepreneur. Adi was a real visionary and wanted to make the best sports shoes money could buy. Having set up his small business and naming it ‘adidas’, no guessing where the name came from he set about the manufacture of his perfect sports footwear. By 1928, sports people were wearing his shoes at the Olympic Games of that year, held in Amsterdam.
The system was hampered by its green screen design and text interface. In addition, there was no chance of easily achieving the integration requirements being consistently identified by users for the desktop functions of Microsoft Office etc.
Using Newlook, adidas developed an integrated, web-enabled system capable of graphical information work and easy, rapid integration with other applications. Key to the integrated system is the fact that legacy code did not require modification, as Newlook integrates seamlessly with Excel, Word and other desktop applications.
“The more we use it to enhance, modernize and integrate our applications, the more we appreciate the power of the Looksoftware suite of programs”, said Mr. Lee, IT team leader. “Our users are now actively suggesting other ways in which the applications can benefit from Newlook’s capabilities – it seems to them that there is very little you can’t do with it!”
With no changes required to the legacy system, Newlook integrated seamlessly with Excel, Word and other desktop applications. Users are now actively suggesting other ways in which the applications can benefit from Newlook’s capabilities.