Visual 2000 International and Segura to Collaborate on Systems Integration

Visual 2000 has established a strategic alliance with Segura to explore opportunities stemming from the integration of Visual's extensive End-2-End product suite, with Segura's innovative production tracking software for apparel brands.

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MONTREAL, Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visual 2000 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) is pleased to announce details of a new strategic alliance with Segura (http://www.segurasystems.com), an innovative software company that specialises in production tracking solutions for the apparel industry.

Under the agreement, Visual 2000 will work closely with the Leicestershire, UK-based Company to explore the potential benefits of integrating Visual's product range with Segura's Order Manager function. The two parties will also assess the scope for further integrated applications involving Visual 2000's leading apparel-specific ERP software and the Segura production tracking system.

Visual 2000's Vice President of Research and Development Charles Benoualid commented:

"With its integrated End-2-End package, Visual 2000 combines all the tools and information fashion companies need to succeed in a single packaged business solution. With first-of-its-kind integration and interoperability, Visual End2End™ serves as the single source for the product development, production, distribution, and other critical business information that has traditionally been restricted to several independent systems. We are partnering up with Segura as their technology and their vision is perfectly in line with our Visual PLM.net's product sustainability management and auditing component."

Segura's Order Manager is a cloud-hosted secondary supply chain solution that can be integrated with a retailer's Purchase Order and/or ERP system. It helps to enforce compliance, by ensuring that garment manufacturers can only order from a retailer's approved supply chain, and protects brands from unethical sourcing.

Segura's Managing Director, Peter Needle confirmed that it " is a really exciting opportunity for us to work with an Apparel/Footwear/Accessory-focused technology company that will enable Segura's innovative software to reach a wider market. By Integrating with Visual's End-2-End software solutions, the combined proposition will give retailers full visibility and seamless control of their entire supply chain. We believe this will create an unparalleled solution in the market place."

About Segura

Segura is an independent technology house that creates production tracking solutions for the global apparel sector and other retail industries. Based in Loughborough, UK, the company is committed to developing systems that place control of the global supply chain back into the hands of retailers, using expertise gained within the apparel industry. For more information, phone +441509 223611 or visit http://www.segurasystems.com.

About Visual 2000 International

Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the apparel and other fashion-related industries. The company's flagship Visual End-2-End™ Solution combines Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), business intelligence (BI), sales force automation (SFA), customer relationship management (CRM), and E-Commerce (ECOM) capabilities in a single, integrated solution that enables retailers, brands, and manufacturers to gain visibility and control across the entire concept-to-consumer fashion lifecycle. 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 Canada, United States, Europe, and China. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com. This year, Visual 2000 celebrated fifteen years in business, providing agility, continuity and world-class services and solutions to its customers around the world.

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