Textile and apparel solutions provider Datatex has joined IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks, helping it deliver solutions that meet customer requirements in the Textile and Apparel industry.

Joining the Network will help datatex to be known as a 'niche market independent software vendor' (ISV), wholly geared to the textile and apparel industry.

"Developing the datatex solution in a J2EE compliant environment allowed us to face the unmatched variety of the textile industry supply chain structure and of its manufacturing process steps", said Franco Benvadi, datatex Development Manager.

Gabriel Tal, director of ISV & Developer Relations, IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa, said: "Customers aren't seeking a one-size-fits-all solution - they want tailored, industry-specific solutions that can help solve their business challenges."