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Visual 2000 and Datec Partner to Integrate Retail and Production Technologies

August 8, 2012 by Ben Hanson in Press release with


(Montreal, QC CANADA and Zlín, CZECH REPUBLIC – August 7, 2012) Visual 2000 International Inc. and Datec Retail Systems, Inc. have formed a technology and marketing alliance that will enable the companies to integrate and jointly distribute the Visual 2000 End-2-End™ and Datec Point-of-Sale (POS) fashion solutions worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Visual 2000 will distribute Datec retail solutions in the North American fashion market. In addition to marketing the integrated solutions, Datec will also perform system implementations and offer full customer support services for the full range of Visual 2000 software solutions in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and the Netherlands.

We are excited to partner with Datec to bring the combined power of these two solutions to the global fashion industry,” noted Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 Vice President of Research and Development. “By working closely together, our companies will deliver a much higher level of value chain integration than was previously available. From a commercial perspective, this helps both companies expand geographic distribution and strengthen customer support capabilities. All of this drives increased value for our clients.”

Visual 2000 End-2-End enterprise software is designed specifically to accelerate and manage the design-to-delivery lifecycle of fashion and soft goods products. Key functional components of the fully integrated, modular solution enable brand manufacturers and vertical retailers to improve efficiencies and remove costs from their merchandising, design, product development, sourcing, production, distribution, and sales processes. Datec POS systems provide retailers with the latest in touch-screen terminals, multimedia functionality, internet and email integration, and data collection through a secure, online POS transaction connection. Both systems utilize the latest Microsoft® programming, database, and internet technologies.

According to Jindrich Hegmon, Datec Chief Executive Officer, “Today’s 24/7, multi-channel fashion sales environment requires vertical retailers and brand marketers to eliminate functional and visibility gaps from the entire concept-to- consumer product lifecycle. Teaming with Visual 2000 gives us the opportunity to create a seamless flow of information from design to point-of-sale. This breakthrough will give our customers a sustainable competitive advantage.” 

About Datec

Headquartered in the Czech Republic, Datec Retail Systems, Inc. has more than 20 years of IT and business automation experience in the global fashion and consumer goods industries. The company serves many of the world’s most recognized retailers and brand marketers with a wide range of multi-channel retail, distribution, supply chain, and other business solutions. In addition to its popular Point of Sale (POS) hardware and software, Datec develops leading edge E-commerce, Mobile Data Collection, and Retail Multimedia solutions which are sold in more than 20 countries around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.datec.cz.

About Visual 2000

Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories (AFA) industry. 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 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 Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and China. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com.

About Ben Hanson

As WhichPLM’s Contributing Editor, Ben is responsible for our style, and provides much of the on-the-ground reporting and interviews that have come to characterise the magazine. As a professional writer and editor, Ben has worked for film and television, national newspapers, international corporations, and glossy magazines prior to becoming one of the PLM industry's best-known writers.

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