Creatnet Services Ltd, which provides a range of product development, sourcing and supply chain management services to the fashion industry, has been named an Advanced Business Partner by IBM.

Creatnet has been evolving a partnership framework with IBM, the world's largest IT company, since 2001. As part of this relationship, Creatnet completed porting its software solutions, Creatnet Collaboration Suite, on to IBM hardware and software platforms.

Speaking from New Delhi, Creatnet's director, Devangshu Dutta said: "The partnership with IBM means that our customers have an fully-integrated alternative option to the already proven and robust freeware platforms, either to begin with, or to migrate to later when their business needs grow."

Creatnet works with retailers, brands, finished goods suppliers and raw material suppliers in the fashion and sewn products supply chain.