The North America and European divisions of Norwegian technical outerwear manufacturer Helly Hansen are to use CenterStone Technologies' next-generation iVendix application, which provides sales order management functionality in five languages and handles multiple currencies.

The software also provides access to product availability information and worksheet order forms. Dealers and sales reps may also submit and track orders in virtual real time.

The collaboration between the two companies came after CentreStone signed an international partnership with Pulpsport SA, a European sales order management provider for the sports and fashion industries, to provide multi-national brands use of common order management platforms worldwide.

"By just logging on to CenterStone's internet application - whether in Europe or North America - our sales reps, as well as our dealers themselves, will be able to easily place pre-season orders, check inventory availability and place reorders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," said Scott Sutherland, director of finance of Helly Hansen (US) Inc.