Montreal, Quebec, and London, UK – October 24, 2019 – Visual Next, a leading provider of world-class End2End software solutions for the fashion, footwear, accessories and uniform industries, announced today that it has been selected by ISKO, one of the largest producers of denim fabric, and in particular by its style and design division Creative Room™, to implement its End2End suite of solutions. Visual Next is part of the CGS Business Applications division portfolio of products.
ISKO’s Creative Room™ has chosen to implement the Visual Next Suite to harmonize the creative products arm of the business. The company will utilize the Visual Next PLM, ERP, SFA, RTS and BI applications, to give business wider access to information, in particular, the sampling and design team, as well as the external supply chain. This project will also enable the team to regulate its internal and external processes.
Visual PLM grants Creative Room™ total control of the product development process, especially where the sample and testing are of paramount concern, while Visual RTS and Visual ERP combined with Visual BI will grant them access to real-time production management as well as key reporting and statistics. SFA will allow the company’s sales team and agents the ability to view and create real-time orders via a browser, enabling them to react to demand far more robustly and confidently.
Sara Baron, Senior Sourcing Manager at ISKO, said: “Working with Visual Next will offer Creative Room™ a standardized model and an efficient tool that will foster greater productivity in all production steps until the final garment. Visual Next will be providing our team the correct set of systems to deliver in a timely manner, with a more successful and closer-to-market approach that the business is taking.”
Creative Room™ chose Visual Next for its expertise in services to denim textile production market. Another primary standout was the ability to manage the production via a handheld terminal, which directly communicates real-time data from the production line to the whole business. Creative Room™ also found the ability to hold a multi-level bill of materials of importance, giving the necessary level of visibility for the complex nature of the denim production.
Dave Hampson, Visual Next European Business Development Director, is eager to start working with the Creative Room™ team. “Visual Next is proud to be able to begin a journey with them, which will lead to a greater level of visibility across departments, ensuring adoption and increased productivity at a very early stage of the deployment. Visual Next is known for our out-of-the-box solution built for quick deployment and powerful configuration to accommodate unique products.”
As a world-leading ingredient brand, ISKO is the only denim mill in the world to have been awarded both the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel. The company has a production capacity of 300 million meters of fabric per year with 2,000 high-tech automated looms. ISKO has a global presence, with offices in 35 countries, and is part of SANKO TEKSTIL, the textiles division of the SANKO Group. The SANKO Group is one of the largest conglomerates in the world, active in a wide range of sectors from construction and energy, to packaging, financial services, health care and education. It is also a major investor in renewable energy, including hydroelectric and wind power plants.
ISKO is a trademark of SANKO TEKSTIL.
About Visual Next
Visual Next provides End2End software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies. Companies around the world take advantage of Visual Next’s advanced ERP, PLM, RTS, PIM, E-COM, WMS, supply chain management, business intelligence software and more. Visual Next is part of the CGS Business Applications division portfolio of products. Learn more about Visual Next here: visualnext.com
For 35 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients' complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients' most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit www.cgsinc.com and follow us on Twitter at @CGSinc and @BlueCherryCGS and on LinkedIn.
Margherita Verlicchi, Menabò Group
Desideria Mastriaco, Visual Next, CGS Quebec