Specialist software supplier Prima Solutions has tailored its PrimaNet supply chain and order fulfilment solution to support clothing and footwear companies who design locally and manufacture globally.

PrimaNet uses the Progress OpenEdge eBusiness platform for building applications and Progress WebClient deployment technology. It enables UK contract and branded clothing and footwear businesses to exchange content-rich product information with their global manufacturing partners via the Internet. It also delivers the familiar graphical user interface functionality of a Windows desktop on a Local Area Network (LAN) or over an Intranet, Extranet or the Internet.

Andy Hopwood, development manager at Prima Solutions, explains: "Now that broadband access is making Internet access to remote applications realistic, we needed deployment technology that could deliver the highly functional client over the Internet, without loss of performance."

PrimaNet brings administration and control of the order fulfilment process into one central point. It is a fully integrated, comprehensive solution that gives a solid foundation for managing orders and stock consistently and efficiently, whilst minimising costs. 
 
John Norman, joint managing director at Prima Solutions, adds: "Many of our UK customers have moved away from manufacturing and are focusing on the design and product development processes, sourcing the components and finished goods from more cost effective operations abroad. Effective communication with company colleagues, retailers, suppliers and agents is the key ingredient for success."