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K3 gain exclusivity to distribute Visual PLM software in Europe

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Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM April 10th, 2013K3 Business Technology Group plc (K3) has partnered with Visual 2000 International Inc., establishing K3 as the exclusive distributor of the Visual PLM.net® product lifecycle management software in Europe. This new partnership further enhances K3’s pedigree as a dominant and serious solution provider in the fashion, apparel and soft goods industries.

K3 will offer Visual PLM.net as either a standalone package or as an integrated component of the  Microsoft Dynamics multichannel retail and wholesale solution. The companies expect the new alliance to benefit the fashion, apparel, soft goods and wholesale industries by offering a comprehensive solution for the European marketplace.

“Given their strong industry presence and customer commitment, we are pleased to partner with K3 and expand the use of Visual PLM.net in Europe,” stated Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 Vice President of Research and Development. “As fashion, apparel, soft goods retailers and brands increasingly look to PLM to streamline and simplify operations, we are confident that K3 can help these companies discover the distinct advantages of our flexible, out-of-the-box solution. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding business relationship.”

Visual PLM.net incorporates a wide range of capabilities; from concept-to-consumer including line planning, storyboarding, image management, business intelligence and supplier relationship management. Global fashion brands such as HUE® (Kayser-Roth Corporation), Mountain Equipment (OSC Group Ltd.), and Jigsaw (Robinson Webster Holdings Ltd.) use Visual PLM.net to manage product development and enable collaboration amongst in-house teams and their global supply chains.

“After a thorough evaluation of the PLM market place, we decided that the Visual PLM.net software was the best fit for fulfilling our customer requirements across Europe, whilst complementing our market and product strategy solutions,” stated Tom Milne, Chairman of K3 Business Technology Group. “This powerful yet easy to use technology will complement and enhance K3’s Microsoft Dynamics offering making it one of the most comprehensive end to  end channel management solutions’  in the market. This new partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering top class business systems to the fashion, apparel and soft goods industries and will further strengthen our position in Europe.

About K3

K3 is the UK’s largest Microsoft Dynamics partner delivering multi-channel solutions that enable retailers, wholesalers and brand manufacturers to create joined up shopping experiences for their customers.

Over 18 years’ experience delivering award winning solutions, to more than 800 internationally recognised brands, has helped our experienced team of multichannel consultants develop the most complete range of end to end solutions available to Microsoft Dynamics users. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, member of Microsoft’s Advisory Council for Retail and Europe’s only Partner certified for the AMR Retail Research accreditation, we offer a clearly defined roadmap and proven products backed up by Microsoft’s $2billion investment in the Dynamics platform.  To learn more about K3, please visit www.k3btg.com

About Visual 2000

Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the apparel, fashion and soft goods 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 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.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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