The Wisconsin-based developer and manufacturer of firefighting and other protective apparel and gear will replace legacy ERP and packaged software with a single, out-of-the-box industry solution.

New York, NYMarch 21, 2013Visual 2000 International Inc. (https://www.visualnext.com) announces that Green Lake, Wisconsin-based PGI, Inc. has begun implementation of its Visual End2End™ enterprise solution. The manufacturer of Cobra™ Flame Resistant Hoods, FireLine® Wildland Clothing, Sawbuck™ Chainsaw Chaps, and other firefighting and protective gear brands is replacing multiple software systems with the integrated, industry-focused solution across its product development, production, warehousing, financial management, and other key operations. PGI expects the move to a unified IT platform to eliminate redundancies and related errors, streamline critical processes, and increase overall business efficiency.

According to PGI Corporate Secretary Renee Ristau, “We chose the Visual End2End solution because it will enable us to manage our entire operation with a single, out-of-the-box system. This will help us to eliminate the visibility and functional gaps of the past. Instead of struggling to patch together information from a variety of sources, we will have a single, reliable source for all the information we need to make faster and better informed business decisions.”

 

Visual End2End incorporates Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management (WMS), Financial Management (FMS), and other traditionally independent software capabilities into a fully integrated solution designed specifically to manage the unique requirements of fashion, sewn products, and other softgoods companies.

PGI expects to go-live on the new system in the third quarter of 2013 at the company headquarters and peripheral office locations.

“We welcome the opportunity to work with PGI,” noted Farhat Awan, Visual 2000 USA Sales Director. “Like many other growing companies, they will benefit greatly from the flexibility and power of this uniquely comprehensive system. We look forward to helping PGI accomplish their goals and take their business to the next level.”

 

About PGI, Inc.

Established in 1942, PGI has over seventy years of experience producing flame resistant garments. The company’s COBRA™ hoods are the premier brand of flame resistant hoods in the industry, and are specified at thousands of end-user companies globally. Millions of COBRA knit hoods have been manufactured for a variety of industries, including fire service, military, police, utilities, and more. COBRA is just one of the protective safety gear lines from PGI; an ISO 9001:2008 registered company located in America’s heartland: Green Lake, Wisconsin. High-tech protective and flame resistant fabrics reach their full potential with PGI’s detailed performance design and manufacturing capabilities.

About Visual 2000

Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories (AFA) industry. 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 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 Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Europe, and China. For more information, visit https://www.visualnext.com.

# # #

Microsoft, Excel, 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 B2B.net, Visual B2C.net, Visual C2B.net, Visual SFA.net, and Visual CRM.net and are registered trademarks or trademarks of Visual 2000 International Inc.

Cobra, FireLine, and Sawbuck are trademarks of PGI, Inc..