A new software product promises to make the auditing process easier for companies in the textile sector.

Quality Audit, the brainchild of New Jersey-based firm ICICI Infotech, enables both distribution centre and field auditors to record audit results online or via remote access.

Its data collection technology, according to Infotech, can also provide comprehensive product quality data analysis.

"Quality Audit provides apparel manufacturers with the ability to audit goods in-line right at the factory, so they can address quality problems before they happen," vice-president of fashion technology Vincent Candela said.

"This real-time, intensive data collection tool allows for faster, more effective decision-making and stronger vendor performance."

Quality Audit is the latest addition to the company's Fashion Technology suite, which also includes a global supply chain-based product tracking system and an image-based tool for product design.