Visual 2000 Partners with Fashion Industry Veteran Facenda to Expand to Western U.S.

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Visual 2000 has formed a strategic marketing alliance with fashion industry veteran Joe Facenda to expand availability of its popular end-to-end software solutions to the Western United States. The company expects its comprehensive and highly configurable products will meet growing market demand for integrated PLM, ERP, and other industry-specific solutions in the region.

Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) announces that it has established a strategic partnership with fashion industry veteran Joe Facenda to bring its popular PLM, ERP, supply chain management and other integrated software solutions to the apparel, footwear, and accessories industry in the Western United States. The partnership makes it possible for Mr. Facenda and his team to market, implement, and support the company’s Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management (PLM), Visual 2000 ERP enterprise resource planning, Visual SCM.net supply chain management, and other industry-specific solutions in California and surrounding states.

“We are pleased to have such a knowledgeable and reputable individual as Mr. Facenda to lead our expansion into the Western U.S.,” noted Charles Benoualid, Vice President of Research and Development at Visual 2000. “His industry consulting and technology expertise will enable us to meet fast growing demand for our comprehensive and cost-effective solutions in this important fashion market. The addition of this west coast office is part of our global business expansion initiative for 2010.”

Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Facenda brings a wealth of fashion industry expertise to existing and prospective Visual 2000 clients in the region. After a flying career with the U.S. Air Force, he served in a variety of management positions with Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), Essentus (now Jesta I.S.), and SAP reseller Metamor (now Ciber). Facenda most recently served as Vice President of Sales for global trade and supply chain management company TradeCard, Inc. Facenda is also a founding member and former chair of the AAFA Supply Chain Leadership Committee and former director of SEAMS.

“I am excited with the opportunity to bring the Visual 2000 solutions to this market,” added Mr. Facenda. “The dynamic nature of the industry here requires highly flexible software that can change with a company based on evolving market conditions. The Visual 2000 software meets these previously unfulfilled needs with easy to configure and use solutions that support business processes from concept-to-consumer. We expect that this phenomenal value proposition will enable us to significantly expand the customer base here in 2010.”

About Visual 2000 International

Visual 2000 International Inc develops and markets End-2-End software solutions to the Apparel, Footwear and Accessories (AFA) industry. The company develops and markets integrated End-2-End software solutions including Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management (PLM), Visual 2000 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Visual SCM.net supply chain management (SCM), Visual WMS.net warehouse management system, Visual PLANNING business intelligence, Visual EDI.net electronic data interchange, and Visual SFA.net sales force automation software solutions. Visual 2000 products leverage leading-edge Microsoft® technologies such as SQL Server®, .NET framework, and the Silverlight™ development platform. Headquartered in Montreal, Visual 2000 maintains offices and distribution channels in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Europe, China and Hong-Kong. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com.

Visual PLM.net is a registered trademark of Visual 2000 International Inc.

Microsoft, SQL Server, .NET, and Silverlight are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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