A new business partnership aimed at providing the textile and apparel industries with comprehensive cost management and manufacturing solutions has been announced by Datatex and 3C Software.

The partnership will combine Datatex's technological know-how, applications skills and TIM (Textile Integrated Manufacturing) ERP solution with 3C Software's Impact: ECS cost management system.

In a joint statement the companies said: "By using the customisable framework of both systems, customers can track detailed and accurate real time costing, period based costing, and production run based costing with Impact: ECS, while taking advantage of TIM to organise their business and manufacturing expertise."