UK Outdoor and Sports Brands to Implement Visual PLM.net®

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Activewear brand manager OSC Ltd is implementing PLM software from Visual 2000 International to streamline business processes and enhance collaboration with manufacturing partners. The company will use the new system across the product development processes of three of its key running, climbing, and outdoor clothing brands.

Visual 2000 International Inc. announces that UK activewear brand manager Outdoor and Sports Company Limited (OSC Ltd) has begun implementation of its Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management (PLM) solution at its Hyde, Greater Manchester headquarters. The software promises to accelerate key business processes and empower more efficient and sustainable growth across the Ronhill®, Sprayway, and Mountain Equipment product lines. Following a phased adoption, all three brands are expected to complete implementation of the new software this autumn.

According to OSC Ltd Chairman Stephen Cann, “Visual 2000 offers a solution that will allow us to improve our internal processes and assist the communication with our manufacturing partners. The team is looking forward to implementing the system and to the improvements that will help the business achieve its goals.”

OSC Ltd will initially implement about 50 PLM users across its product development processes, including design, merchandising, and quality assurance teams. The company will also take advantage of free vendor licenses provided in the system to extend secure system access to its global supply chain partners. By bringing its manufacturers and suppliers online, OSC Ltd will greatly enhance collaboration around its products and increase process visibility into the entire design-to-delivery product lifecycle.

“We look forward to working with OSC as they improve and grow their business,” noted Tony Walker, Visual 2000 European Sales Director. “We are pleased that they have recognised the value of the advanced technology, out-of-the-box fashion capabilities, and speed-to-benefit advantages that Visual PLM.net brings to the European fashion industry.”

About OSC Limited

Outdoor and Sports Company Limited is a unit of The Bollin Group Ltd, owners and distributors of quality global brands. In addition to providing multi-channel distribution services for premium products in the UK, Bollin Group owns several outdoor and sports brands such as Bridgedale, Mountain Equipment, Ronhill, Sprayway, and Hilly Clothing, which they distribute worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.bollingroup.com.

About Visual PLM.net®

Visual PLM.net provides retailers and their supply chain partners with a configurable, out-of-the-box software solution for managing all product information and images, colors and raw materials, merchandise and line plans, size and technical specifications, sampling and costing, time and action calendars, and other critical business assets and processes. By making this always-up-to-date information readily accessible to all, Visual PLM.net improves team and partner collaboration, increases process visibility, reduces product costs, and streamlines the entire concept-to-delivery business process. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com/Visual_PLM_Net.aspx.

About Visual 2000 International

Visual 2000 International Inc develops and markets End-2-End software solutions for the Apparel, Footwear and Accessories (AFA) industry; including Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management (PLM), Visual IIS™ enterprise resource planning (ERP), Visual SCM.net™ supply chain management (SCM), Visual WMS.net™ warehouse management system (WMS), Visual PLANNING.net™ business intelligence (BI), Visual EDI.net™ electronic data interchange (EDI), and Visual SFA.net™ sales force automation software (SFA) 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 and Visual IIS ERP, Visual SCM.net, Visual WMS.net, Visual BI.net, Visual EDI.net, and Visual SFA.net are trademarks 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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