Product Lifecycle Management - PLM - Visual Next


Visual Next Out-of-the-Box Product Lifecycle Management Solution provides Apparel, Footwear and Accessory companies the tools they need to move from conception to production, faster, efficiently and sustainably.

The Out-of-the-Box solution is pre-configured yet specifically tailored to the AFA industry for faster implementation. Visual PLM is also fully configurable to accommodate any unique enterprise.

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-Mark Harrop, CEO, WhichPLM


PLM Software for Apparel Business

Increase collaboration without demanding your creative team changes their toolset. Our PLM software features the best 2-way integration with Adobe products to ensure everyone is working together on the latest file.

The secure, role and user based permissions let you keep complete control of your design files throughout the process. Use our advanced workflows automate team messaging and more.

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Visual DAM  takes online document and  asset management to a whole new level by providing advanced asset search, organization, processing, and controls that enable your internal teams and supply chain partners to streamline process and collaborate like never before.


Edit Designs in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop and Reupload Images into Visual PLM Seamlessly.


Manage, Organize & Share Digital Assets to Increase Collaboration, Teamwork & Productivity.


Microsoft .NET® Framework, SQL Server®, Microsoft® Silverlight®5.0, Microsoft® Windows Azure™ Certified



Easily Installed and Integrated into any System


Send Information from Visual PLM Anywhere. No Retyping. No Mistakes.


Publish Products to Webstore directly from Visual PLM


Schedule Automated Jobs on a Recurring Calendar
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Business Intelligence

Visual Next BI Apparel Solutions

Trend Foresight

Visual BI consolidates information from every aspect of the business and transforms it into easy to understand and actionable business intelligence that enables companies to analyze performance and identify trends and opportunities like never before.

Connected to Visual PLM, Visual’s Business Intelligence integrates sales data into merchandising, design, product development, and sourcing decisions.

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Manage and Collaborate all your Files, Images, Videos, and Folders on the Cloud


Simple to Setup & Easy to Use with Drag & Drop Functionality


Control Security and Access at Every Level for every Document

Common Questions About Product Lifecycle Management

What typical areas of my business does PLM support?
The best product lifecycle management systems encompass all parts of your apparel, footwear or fashion accessory business. This includes everything in your organization including:

  • Design
  • Production
  • Trend
  • Development
  • Sales
  • Disposal
  • Sourcing
How will we recuperate our investment in PLM?
Aside from the ability to see your whole apparel or fashion accessory business in one global system, you will see your costs reduced through:

  • Increased user productivity.
  • Reduced prototype costs.
  • Lower air freight costs.

By keeping all aspects of your manufacturing, shipping and sales on the same page you will also see cost savings though:

  • Reduction in development of lead times.
  • Less overseas travel costs.
  • Fewer production errors
  • Fewer cycle iterations
  • Speed to market
What role does a PLM system play in achieving business outcomes?
The acronym defines its role, which is to manage a product from its first concept to its delivery to the end consumer. A PLM system forms the benchmark to ensure that industry best practices are followed from the outset.

Great PLM software provides data capture and knows what to do with it, helping your oversee, manage and optimize your business. Learn more about PLM from this Wikipedia article.

What software does a PLM system replace?
A PLM system is not just a single solution, such as a financial software or a inventory management platform; it is a unifying solution across all teams and all departments. Depending on your business, it may replace a single application, many pieces of software or manual processes within your company.

Every business is different, yet all face the same challenges and these challenges can all be managed within the PLM software. The Visual PLM suite is also a powerful business process tool, tailored for the needs of the individual, department and business.

How is Visual Next tailored to apparel, footwear and fashion accessory business?
Visual PLM combines software, services and the best business processes into a complete solution for fashion, footwear and accessory manufacturers.

Our product lifecycle management system provides:

  • Management of the product from concept to consumer across numerous departments and locations.
  • Creativity tools for trend tracking, color management, apparel shapes, trims and fabric information.
  • Support for variances in fit by region, consumer profile and type.
  • Global product availability information.
  • Sales forecasting, estimating & material requirements.
  • Easy access to historical product information and performance.
How is the software better than using Excel Spreadsheets?
While Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool, Visual PLM helps to eliminate issues associated with manual spreadsheets.  By providing a central repository for your information, the PLM software can eliminate the re-keying of data and the possibility of errors.

The dynamic workflow and critical path, pro-active management tools help you control the flow of production and provide you with a market advantage. All business intelligence reports can be exported to all popular formats (such as .PDF and Excel) to be shared within your organization.

How important is PLM within the fashion industry?
Fashion is a $1.5 trillion dollar industry, employing millions of people making important contributions to the global economy. The business impacts the daily lives of billions of people around the world.

Fashion technology has emerged as the only way to meet the demands and expectations of the industry for:

  • A bricks and mortar or online retailer, an importer or manufacturer, a wholesale label or brand.
  • Management, finance, IT, operations, design, merchandise, buyer, garment and fabric technicians, logistics.
  • Apparel, footwear, accessories.
  • Luxury goods, fast fashion, sportswear, intimate apparel, corporate wear, consumer goods etc.
  • The demands are to remain competitive, have total business visibility and the ability to report accurately.

You can only manage when you can measure, you can only measure when you have a correct understanding of the facts.