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Cranbury, NJ – Sep 26, 2014 – Visionet Systems Inc., a full-service technology consulting company and a Premier Partner Member of the Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG), announced its participation as Gold Sponsor at this year’s AXUG Summit to be held on Oct 14 – 17, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Visionet also announced that it will host a Partner Showcase event entitled, ‘Best-in-Class Product Lifecycle Management: A unified system approach for fashion industry’ on Oct 17, 2014 from 09:30-10:30am at Room No. 122.

Visionet experts would be available at Booth No. 1037 to showcase their industry-specific solutions and decades-long experience in Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM and its EdgeAX suite, which is a comprehensive enterprise solution, built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and specifically designed for Textile and Retail companies. The partnershowcase, scheduled on the last day of the four-day conference, is anticipated to be a promising opportunity for Apparel, CPG and Fashion companies to get first-hand knowledge on overcoming everyday business challenges unique to the industry in this changing economy.

AXUG Summit celebrates its 10th annual conference this year and takes pride in being the largest independent user conference dedicated exclusively to Microsoft Dynamics AX. The conference features product training, user-led breakout sessions, structured networking opportunities, and an Expo Hall showcasing Microsoft Dynamics AX Partners.

“AXUG Summit is going to be a great opportunity not only for us to connect with our existing and new customers but, it would also serve as a platform where our customers would be able to spend time with one another, exchange ideas and build business relationships”, said Arshad Masood, CEO, Visionet Systems, Inc.

“Partners like Visionet Systems, Inc. add a unique and vital perspective to AXUG Summit. Not only do they offer innovative products and solutions, they have a wealth of real-life experiences and success stories to share from their work in helping Users effectively implement and use Microsoft Dynamics AX,” said Frank Vukovits, AXUG Director. “One of the best ways for a User to get the most out of AXUG Summit is to attend along with their Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner. Together they can dive deep into the User’s most pressing Dynamics AX issues and learn from the experiences of other Users to resolve those challenges. We’re excited to have Visionet and their customers in St. Louis, and we look forward to their participation in and contributions to AXUG Summit 2014!” he added.

Learn more about AXUG Summit 2014 at http://axugsummit.com.

About Visionet

Visionet Systems, Inc., serving fortune 2000 companies across the United States, is a full-service technology consulting and business process outsourcing company. Visionet delivers software solutions and services, which are built on the best-of-breed philosophy to help our customers increase business agility, drive down costs, and reduce risks. We work as a strategic technology partner with our customers and enable them to execute on their vision through enabling technologies, global teams and the most stable talent pool in the industry. Our 20 year track record of successful delivery coupled with business focused technology domains help our clients gain a competitive edge by accelerating time to market, production ready solutions. Visionet strengths include ERP and Business Applications, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Collaboration, E-commerce and Mobility, as well as Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).

Over the years, Visionet has engineered high performing and cost-effective solutions for some of the world’s best known companies across diverse industries including, banking and insurance, retail and consumer products, as well as supply chain, distribution and manufacturing. We excel in delivering value and exceeding customer expectations. For more information, visit us online at www.visionetsystems.com.

About AXUG

The Microsoft Dynamics AX User Group (AXUG) is a user-driven, independent organization that helps individuals and companies maximize the value they receive from Microsoft Dynamics AX. Members connect, learn, and share expertise through a number of educational events, webinars, training courses, virtual collaborative meetings, regional networking opportunities and a vibrant online community. Learn more at http://www.axug.com.

EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of EdgeAX Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) version 2.0, which is embedded in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, and offers a collaborative PLM solution to Apparel and CPG industries.

With an increased complexity in the PLM processes, and in contrast to the rapidly growing demands of the consumers, the need to collaborate at each phase of the product lifecycle has increased by manifold. EdgeAX Collaborative PLM version 2.0 is hence designed to not only accelerate the product innovation but also to maximize product profitability through effective collaboration. What distinguishes EdgeAX PLM is its ability to capture the experience and knowledge, which is unique to each phase of the product lifecycle, and then use it to influence the subsequent informative decisions throughout the process.

Some tangible benefits of EdgeAX PLM include enabling internal collaboration for product concepts and designs to create new market-driven products, along with collaboration with vendors to ensure speedy delivery of products, which reduces product costs and improves margins. The web-based intuitive interface enables business users with ‘on the go’ access to important information anywhere, anytime. With seamless and collaborative approach, EdgeAX PLM provides many ways to reduce the lead-time for new products, and its timeliness helps in increasing the sales volume of current products.

“EdgeAX PLM version 2.0 is designed by a team that has a proven history of serving the apparel and CPG businesses for nearly two decades”, said Jawad Khan, VP Product Development, and further added “it is yet another important milestone that our EdgeAX team has accomplished that will benefit businesses of all sizes supporting their extended enterprise to enable collaborative Product Lifecycle Management.”

About Visionet:
Visionet helps the Apparel and CPG industry with solutions to improve profitability through replacing inefficient business processes and technologies. EdgeAX suite offers Microsoft Dynamics AX centric solutions focused on apparel manufacturers, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), wholesales and retailers. For more information, visit http://www.edgeax.com, email us at sales@edgeax.com or call 609-462-0700.

EdgeAX, a unit of Visionet Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the general availability of its PLM solution for CPG Industry.

EdgeAX PLM/CPG is a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution embedded in MS Dynamics AX that harnesses the unique power of AX. It helps companies accelerate time to market through improved collaboration and accountability and efficiency across operations, increased innovation, and visibility of design throughout the development process.

EdgeAX PLM/CPG provides powerful program and project management capabilities to manage new and revised products and displays that respond to market and regulatory need all around the world. It also provides seamless out of the box integration with the downstream supply chain processes to enhance business performance.

The SharePoint based enterprise portals facilitate collaboration so that business users can realize the potential of their vision and enhance their brand’s value. The product development, packaging development, marketing, sourcing, and logistical teams can seamlessly work together with suppliers to proactively manage market demands efficiently and flawlessly. The integration of enterprise portals with powerful business intelligence tools provides focused insights into product trends, process management, supplier performance, profitability, cost optimization and product line analysis.

EdgeAX PLM/CPG is designed by a team which has been serving the consumer goods industry for over sixteen years. The solution handsomely integrates with other Dynamics AX based systems. “We have designed a tight footprint for quicker and easier installs for our partners and customers. The total cost of ownership is kept at a manageable level so that organizations of all sizes can benefit from this next generation collaborative PLM system”, said Rosetta Gyimesi, EVP of EdgeAX.

About EdgeAx:

EdgeAX is a Microsoft Dynamics centric enterprise focused on providing solutions for the consumer goods industry.
EdgeAX helps the industry identify solutions to improve profitability through removing inefficient business processes and technologies. EdgeAX customers include top manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. For more information, visit http://www.EdgeAX.com, email us at sales@visionetsystems.com or call 609-409-1063 x1116.

Collaboration is the cornerstone of any product lifecycle management (PLM) application in the fashion industry. It ensures that the products retain competitive edge by leveraging the best utilization of human capital across the organizations. Be it vendor collaboration or the idea of developing a collaborative culture among fashion and the technical designers, the new generation of workers are familiar with these concepts anyways due to ubiquitous social collaboration culture in the cyber space.

We know that PLM is more than just tools to execute transactions; in fact, it is a full delivery of tools and processes that defines the culture that guides the corporate brand. The future is in platforms where data is shared instead of exchanged between systems. Combined with embedded search technology that combines information from other platforms and environments, the application platform should provide each user with the information needed at that time.

Taking the simplistic view of the PLM evolution itself, most implementation at present are more internally focused and fairly effective in executing the core processes involving fashion designers, tech designers, costing aspects, BOM creation etc. However, PLM is more than just a set of tools to execute transactions. Its strategic value extends beyond full delivery of tools and processes that define the culture that guides the corporate brand.

PLM can help enable fast fashion by incorporating collaborative processes to shorten the timeline to bring the right product to market in order to meet the fast moving trends. More evolved PLM discipline in future is expected to be highly collaborative in nature for maximizing the changes of product success by leveraging proactive collaboration with internal teams, vendors, B2B customers and finally stretching to the end consumers.

The evolution of collaborative processes is implemented through a series of stages as companies change from a series of sequential processes to an environment where data is shared across the various functions of the company and its supply chain. By sharing information, the timeline to bring the optimal product to market is shortened.

Stages to the collaborative process include:

  • Internal collaboration – Collaboration among design, merchandising, sourcing, sales & marketing, and logistics functions.
  • Vendor collaboration – extension of communication beyond traditional transaction processing for purchase order, production order, and shipment transactions to include the vendor as an integrated partner in the company’s processes.
  • B2B customer collaboration – extension of communication to gain input from customers for what products are wanted and to provide focus/amendments to the planed line.
  • End consumer collaboration – Combining traditional measures of what products sold, when they are sold and at what price, together with the social measure of where trends are evolving.
Emerging Collaboration Paradigm For PLM

In addition, PLM applications should also absorb feedback on products’ design and their ratings on social media websites so that organizations can max out the benefits of external collaboration. This ensures that the best products are developed from the get go, whilst confirming higher customer satisfaction and improving bottom line profits.

Going a step further, PLM applications should incorporate the complete business cycle that encompasses customer feedback received on social media websites, in addition to easy analysis of points of sales for designers who can modify their designs accordingly and make them available for end users after the least number of clicks and reduced production cycles.

EdgeAX PLM supports the collaboration in many respects. Developed as a business vertical solution for the fashion industry, EdgeAX PLM rationalizes the need for an end-to-end PLM solution in MS Dynamics AX 2012 so that business users are provided with an integrated and collaborative PLM experience that is process driven, seamless and leads to success stories in the product design and development process.

One of the key benefits of using EdgeAX PLM as a one-stop PLM solution is that it eliminates overheads and provides exciting features across the MS Dynamics AX 2012 rich client (product data & lifecycle management), enterprise portal (vendor portal and PLM application) and designer portal (design collaboration and peer analysis) as part of an integration where each piece works to augment and complement the whole.

Truly amazing and inspiring, EdgeAX PLM is the way of the future and the answer to most evolving PLM needs. An exciting world of ideas and inspiration is just a mouse click away.

WFX announced that Brazil-based Kaue Plus Size has gone live on WFX Cloud PLM.

Kaue Plus Size is a brand that develops fashionable plus size clothing for men and woman sold via its stores and a fast-growing e-commerce initiative. Kaue Plus is characterized by its styling, unique materials and innovative use of new media that has seen its’ market share skyrocket in this niche segment.

Kaue Plus Size relied on disconnected spreadsheets and email to manage product information and wanted an integrated robust solution as their business grows.

“We were searching for a solution to easily organize the whole collection process, commonly developed in different places and often misplaced information.”

“WFX Cloud PLM gives us the visibility of a collection’s product life-cycle, identifying who did what and where we are with our collection’s deadlines – from the big picture down to the item.” Said Marcia Chican – Owner and Style director at Kaue Plus Size, BR.”

WFX provides next generation, cloud-based PLM Software for apparel. WFX is used by over 12,000 fashion users worldwide.

Source: World Fashion Exchange

Sync is fast becoming the PLM software system of choice for apparel businesses in South Africa, with over 80 SA Apparel brands, sourcing & manufacturing companies now using Sync system. Sync’s QA module manages the entire Quality Audit process electronically, drastically reducing the potential for errors or delays that so often occur during the fit, seal & pre-production sampling process. 

Product LifeCycle Management (PLM) Software System

This module has been recently added to Sync’s existing portfolio of 15 modules to allow for more detailed information, quicker decision making & early identification of issues. Visually appealing dashboards are included in the module to give users a comprehensive summarized view of the department, highlighting potential late deliveries & allowing management to make necessary adjustments to shorten lead times & result in late delivery of an order.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a top level enterprise strategy that is being used by more & more leading retailers & brand manufacturers across the globe as industry pressure increases to produce the right products, at the right place, at the right time.

For the apparel industry, implementing a PLM system means successful collaboration of the entire business process, providing visibility into the supply chain from conception of a design through to completion of the end product.

An effective PLM strategy encourages different teams & departments to synchronize & communicate, makes crucial information available at the click of a button & integrates design & product development with the rest of the supply chain, making it possible to identify potential delays or problems before they actually become such.

In addition, the Task module provides end-to-end visibility and makes it easy to manage the various activities performed throughout the process. It enables internal & external users to prioritize their work & prompts them to do certain activities on a daily basis, simplifying & streamlining the process & ensuring on-time delivery.

Many existing retail systems are not all-encompassing & are missing vital elements such as PLM, Task management & Vendor Portals. Sync closes the gap by providing a comprehensive software solution for clothing businesses. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with existing software systems to fill the gap & enable companies to adopt a PLM strategy for more streamlined, effective business processes.

EdgeAX is a complete solution offering PLM, BI, SCM and SRM for fashion/apparel and retail businesses using Microsoft Dycnamics AX 2012

EdgeAX is sponsoring PI Apparel 2013 to be held in London.

PI Apparel 2013 London UK

PI Apparel 2013

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