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Visual PLM.net Scores Highly in Official WhichPLM Supplier Evaluation


Montreal, QC – April 27, 2015 – Visual 2000, North America’s leading developer of technology for the apparel businesses, has scored highly in the annual PLM solution evaluation by the industry experts at WhichPLM. The comprehensive supplier evaluation was released in April, grading the Visual PLM.net software above the industry average overall and specifically in key areas such as asset management, concept development, multi-language support and calendar management.

“For a supplier to undertake a WhichPLM Evaluation shows the utmost confidence and conviction in their solution offering” stated WhichPLM CEO, Mark Harrop. The evaluation, touted as “completely impartial”, rates vendors on over forty different processes of the PLM software. Beyond the above industry average rating, the report found that “Visual PLM.Net is a mature product, with good functionality informed by experience, a commendable focus on integration, and a clear roadmap for future development.”

Particular strength was noted in the Visual PLM.net software integration with Adobe products. “The approach to development is demand-driven rather than marketing led,” noted Visual 2000’s Vice President of Research and Development, Charles Benoualid. “It’s always been important that the PLM platform fits into how Visual 2000 customers work.” The report observed that the integration with Adobe Illustrator offered “functionality far in excess of a standard image whiteboard”.

The WhichPLM supplier evaluation also highlighted Visual 2000’s inclusion of business intelligence reporting. Although other PLM suppliers offer some business intelligence functionality, it is not usually included as a part of the out-of-the-box configuration.

PLM, short for product lifecycle management, is a branch of business software that helps companies collaborate and keep track of their product development. Modern PLM solutions are cloud based, allowing data and assets to be centralized for retrieval from anywhere. In line with this trend, the Visual PLM.net platform is built on Microsoft Azure cloud, allowing enterprise level security, scalability and accessibility. “All Visual 2000 products stand on the foundation of Microsoft products,” Benoualid noted, “the Azure cloud was a natural choice. It gives Visual PLM clients the ability to grow and scale effortlessly.”

With a strong endorsement behind their PLM offering, Visual 2000 plans to expand the feature set, pursue clients and expand the knowledge and feature usage of partners already using the platform. 

About Visual 2000

Visual 2000 provides End-2-End software to apparel, footwear and fashion accessory companies. More than 500 companies around the world take advantage of Visual 2000’s advanced ERP, PLM, supply chain management, warehouse optimization and business intelligence software.

About WhichPLM

WhichPLM is an independent digital magazine dedicated to product development for the fashion industry. With a signature mix of news, reviews, interviews and opinion, it attracts a readership of the biggest names in retail, footwear and apparel from around the globe.

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.