Software developer Visual 2000 International is expanding the workforce across its Canada, China, UK and US service centres in response to rising demand for its PLM, ERP and other fashion business tools and record sales in 2011.

Key hirings include customer training and system implementation professionals at the company's European headquarters the UK, and software developers in Canada and China.

"The strategic growth initiatives we launched a few years ago are exceeding our expectations", said Visual 2000 vice president of research and development, Charles Benoualid. "Much of this growth is made possible by the teamwork that went into making our fashion-specific products ready and easy to use right out of the box."

Software products that contributed to the company's record sales results are the Visual product lifecycle management and Visual ERP enterprise business solutions.