Fashion software businesses Visual 2000 International and Segura have signed a strategic alliance aimed at creating an “unparalleled solution” for fashion retailers.

The deal will see the two companies explore the potential benefits of integrating Visual’s product range witih Segura’s Order Manager function.

They will also assess the scope for developing further integrated applications involving Visual’s apparel-specific ERP software and Segura’s production tracking system.

“We are partnering with Segura as their technology and their vision is perfectly in line with our Visual’s product sustainability management and auditing component,” said Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 vice president for research and development.

Describing the agreement as “exciting”, Segura MD Peter Needle added: “By integrating with Visual’s End-2-End software solutions, the combined proposition will give retailers full visibility and seamless control of their entire supply chain.

“We believe this will create an unparalleled solution in the market place.”