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Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) Selects Visual 2000 PLM

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MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 — Visual 200 International Inc. (http://www.visual-2000.com) announces that Canadian outdoor retailer Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) has selected its Product Lifecycle Management solution. MEC is planning to use a phased-in approach to implement the Visual PLM.net solution to manage all aspects of the brand manufacturing process for MEC brand apparel and hard goods products.

MEC maintains a hands-on approach to design and manufactures products that are functional, durable and of a high quality. In order to facilitate this strategy for the longer term, it was critical that MEC deploy an integrated solution to replace the multiple-siloed approach to data management and reporting. MEC selected Visual 2000 as their PLM partner because they feel that Visual is best able to support current and future business requirements from a functional and technical perspective.

MEC’s Project Leader, Sharon Umbach commented, “We are excited to work with Visual 2000 and are looking forward to the benefits of a modern PLM system that has the ability to significantly improve the integrity, visibility and accessibility of our data throughout the organization. We are pleased to be taking a giant leap forward with a system that allows for greater collaboration between our teams and our factory partners”.

Visual 2000 International’s Vice President of Research and Development, Charles Benoualid expressed “we are pleased to align ourselves with a company that prides itself in its consumer oriented culture. We are continuously developing our PLM systems in order to match our customers’ needs and we are confident that our platform, including newly developed mobile and “quick” functionalities will allow MEC to streamline their processes, and in turn, further their brand.”

About MEC:

Canada’s leading outdoor retailer and a member-owned co-operative, MEC is passionate about inspiring and enabling everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles. From city streets and yoga studios to backcountry trails and pristine waterways, MEC matches people with expertise, experience, enthusiasm, clothing and gear for camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, climbing, hiking, running and fitness. Through our commitment to 1% for the Planet, every year members’ purchases allow us to donate one percent of sales ($3.1 million in 2013) to Canadian non-profit organizations that help conserve ecologically and recreationally important areas. MEC has over 3.75 million members across Canada. Visit: http://www.mec.ca/

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 Asia. For more information, visit http://www.visual-2000.com.

Microsoft, SQL Server, .NET, and Silverlight are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Visual End-2-End, Visual PLM.net, Visual ERP.net, Visual SCM.net, Visual WMS.net, Visual BI.net, Visual EDI.net, Visual SFA.net, and Visual CRM.net and are registered trademarks or trademarks of Visual 2000 International Inc.

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