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K3 Business Technology Group to Distribute Visual in Europe

Montreal, Canada, April 12, 2013 --( Visual 2000 International Inc. and K3 Business Technology Group plc (K3) have reached an agreement that establishes K3 as the exclusive distributor of the Visual® product lifecycle management software to fashion and soft goods retailers and brand manufacturers in Europe. K3 will offer the globally popular design, product development, and pre-production management and collaboration solution as either a standalone PLM package or as an integrated component of its Microsoft Dynamics®-based multichannel retail and wholesale solution. The companies expect the new alliance to propel sales of both products in the European marketplace.

“With their strong industry presence and customer commitment, we are pleased to partner with K3 to expand the use of Visual in Europe,” stated Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 Vice President of Research and Development. “As fashion and soft goods retailers and brands increasingly look to PLM to streamline and simplify operations, we are confident that K3 can help these companies discover the distinct advantages of our flexible, out-of-the-box solution. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding business relationship.”

Visual 2000 is globally recognized for its industry expertise and best-in-class software solutions that deliver exceptional price, performance and functionality. Visual incorporates a wide range of fashion-specific capabilities; including line planning, storyboarding, image management, tech pack management, content management, color management, business intelligence, time and action calendars, supplier relationship management, and more. Global fashion brands such as HUE® (Kayser-Roth Corporation), Mountain Equipment® (OSC Limited), and Jigsaw® (Robinson Webster Holdings Ltd.) use Visual to manage product development and enable collaboration among in-house teams and their global supply chains.

“After a thorough evaluation of the PLM market place, we decided that the Visual software was the best fit for fulfilling our customer requirements across Europe, whilst complementing our market and product strategy solutions,” stated Tom Milne, Chairman of K3 Business Technology Group. “This powerful yet easy to use technology will complement and enhance K3’s Microsoft Dynamics offering making it one of the most comprehensive end to end channel management solutions’ in the market. This new partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering top class business systems to the fashion, apparel and soft goods industries and will further strengthen our position in Europe.”

About K3
K3 is the UK’s largest Microsoft Dynamics partner delivering multi-channel solutions that enable retailers, wholesalers and brand manufacturers to create joined up shopping experiences for their customers.

Over 18 years’ experience delivering award winning solutions, to more than 800 internationally recognized brands, has helped our experienced team of multichannel consultants develop the most complete range of end to end solutions available to Microsoft Dynamics users. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, member of Microsoft’s Advisory Council for Retail and Europe’s only Partner certified for the AMR Retail Research accreditation, we offer a clearly defined roadmap and proven products backed up by Microsoft’s $2billion investment in the Dynamics platform. To learn more about K3, please visit

About Visual 2000
Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets comprehensive software solutions for the apparel, fashion and soft goods industries. 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

Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics, 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, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, Visual, and Visual and are registered trademarks or trademarks of Visual 2000 International Inc.

HUE is a registered trademark of Kayser-Roth Corporation.

Mountain Equipment is a registered trademark of Bollin Group Limited.

Jigsaw is a registered trademark of Robinson Webster (Holdings) Limited.

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Alain Perez
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