California-based Island Pacific, a division of SVI Solutions Inc, on Tuesday announced it had signed a licensing agreement with leading Australian footwear chain Figgins Holdings Pty Ltd.

The company said Figgins Holdings' agreement covers Island Pacific's Direct module which is an application that manages the entire process of one-to-one customer order fulfillment including order entry, order processing, customer service and inventory planning.

"We chose Direct to provide a simple yet comprehensive system to support our wholesale and distribution business, from order entry through to dispatch," said Norm Bateman, IT manager for Figgins Holdings.

"The system also satisfied our requirements for inventory control and planning tools. It will also be simple to interface with our EDI transactions."