Jones Apparel Group Inc has selected the Essentus suite of applications for its Women's Moderate Apparel Group to enhance productivity and profitability while reducing risk throughout its supply chain.

Said Paul Lanham, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Jones Apparel Group: "With Essentus' Vision suite as the backbone of our moderate apparel business, we are confident that we can support our growth strategy in the future."

The announcement comes after the successful implementation of Vision
Sourcing and Demand at the Miss Erika division of the McNaughton Apparel Group, a subsidiary of Jones Apparel Group. In addition to Miss Erika, Jones Apparel Group has engaged Essentus to implement its Vision software at the Norton McNaughton and Jeri Jo divisions.