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Beyond Proper by Boston Proper ramping up for major growth with Visual PLM


Florida, United States – January 15, 2019Beyond Proper by Boston Proper, a leading Florida-based brand of women’s contemporary clothing and accessories, has announced a partnership with Visual Next to implement its suite of fashion business software. Visual Next’s End2End suite of software solutions, built specifically for the apparel, footwear and fashion accessories industry, will empower Beyond Proper to streamline their product lifecycle from concept to consumer.

Beyond Proper by Boston Proper, owned by Boston Proper LLC (formerly known as The Mark Group, Inc.), offers a complete range of clothing, swimwear, footwear and accessories for women around the world. Often spotted on the red carpet, its celebrity fans include Tyra Banks, Britney Spears, Vivica Fox and Carmen Elektra.

“Boston Proper is positioned for major growth and expansion and we required a technology platform that would not only meet our needs today but well into the future with continued innovation,” stated Michael Truong, Chief Operating Officer at Beyond Proper. The company embarked on an extensive search for an innovative technology partner to help elevate them to the next level and decided Visual Next was the partner that could support their expansion. “Visual PLM, Visual Next’s powerful and flexible Product Lifecycle Management solution was selected, in part, for their ability to get us to market faster with a quick implementation and an agile and flexible configurability that can accommodate our range of unique products and business processes,” states Cid Gomes, Sr. Director of IT at Beyond Proper.

Terri Ghio, Vice President and Chief Rainmaker at Visual Next exclaimed, “Boston Proper is ready to boost their business and Visual Next’s Fashion-Specific PLM solution is the perfect match to support their growth and vision. Visual Next is known for building towards the future so that our customers are always prepared for what’s next in fashion technology and consumer demands. Even though we are a best-of-breed PLM provider, we offer a boutique approach to professional services, where every customer benefits from our decades of fashion technology expertise.”

Visual PLM’s Adobe Illustrator plugin, fully embedded in the Adobe Suite, is one of the many out-of-the-box tools that will improve Beyond Proper’s speed to market by centralizing design data and collaboration, without disturbing their creative environment. Advanced workflow management will ensure that products move from concept to production, faster and cost effectively, with full visibility across the company.

About Visual Next

Visual Next provides End2End software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies. More than 550 companies around the world take advantage of Visual Next’s advanced ERP, PLM, supply chain management, warehouse optimization, business intelligence software and more. Learn more about Visual Next here: www.visualnext.com

About Beyond Proper by Boston Proper

Beyond Proper by Boston Proper is a boutique brand focused on making runway wearable in a distinctive fusion of fashion, function and fearlessly feminine style. Since their founding 25 years ago, they have been committed to and inspired by the women they dress—women who are fearlessly feminine, distinctively chic and who possess the poise and confidence to wear it like no one else. Learn more about Beyond Proper by Boston Proper here: https://www.bostonproper.com

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.