IT solutions provider Datel has added a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool to its Protex line-up.

Specifically developed for clothing and footwear companies, PLM takes control of pre-production processes, leading to better planning and efficiencies throughout the subsequent production, distribution and retailing phases.

Martin Rath, director at Datel, said: "Customers have found the new solution to be intuitive and simple to deploy, delivering benefits quickly. Benefits reported to date have been reduced time, costs and errors."