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Canadian Fashion Lifestyle Brand Distributor Selects Visual End-2-End

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LEF Industries will leverage the simplicity and power of the all-in-one business software to manage purchasing, distribution, and customer service for its growing stable of global brands and more than 500 retail customers.   

(Montreal, QC – July 25, 2013) Visual 2000 International Inc. announces that leading Canadian wholesale distributor LEF Industries has begun implementation of its Visual End2End™ enterprise solution. The distributor of global fashion apparel, footwear, and action sports brands will use the integrated, industry-focused software across its purchasing, inventory management, distribution, customer service, and financial management operations at its Brossard, Quebec headquarters. LEF expects the move to the all-in-one solution to streamline processes, increase operational efficiencies, and enhance customer service.

According to LEF Controller Stephanie Laurin, “We wanted a system that could help us manage our entire operation. After receiving recommendations from industry associates, we discovered the Visual End2End solution could do that and more. We like that it meets most of our needs right out-of-the-box and gives us a single, reliable source for all the information our teams need to run the business and serve our customers.”

LEF Industries is currently training on the financial, order management, and operational (ERP) capabilities, electronic data interchange (EDI), e-commerce (ECOM), and sales (SFA) capabilities of the End-2-End solution. The company expects to go-live on the new systems in a few weeks.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to work with LEF,” noted Alain Perez, Visual 2000 New Business Development Manager for Canada. “They will benefit from the simplicity and visibility of managing all operations and financials in a single system. We look forward to helping them advance their business.”

About LEF Industries

LEF Industries is a leading wholesale distributor of global lifestyle brands in Canada. The company provides a broad range of footwear and apparel to more than 500 retailers across the country. LEF manages all marketing and sales, purchasing and distribution, financial and customer service for the brands, which include Boxfresh, Creative Recreation, J Shoes, Maians, Bobbie Burn, Jim Rickey, Ragwear, Mr. Lacy, Majestic Athletic, Freewaters and Gola. The company focuses on offering brands that help retailers achieve success, developing these brands through marketing initiatives, and delivering them by managing a reliable supply chain.

About Visual 2000

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.

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