Apparel software firm Visual 2000 International has unveiled the latest release of its PLM (product lifecycle management) solution ahead of schedule.

Visual version 3.12 includes new features, including the latest release of Microsoft’s Silverlight 3.0 for new graphics and Web visuals.

The Merchandise Planning module has been enhanced with fully configurable dashboards to allow merchandisers to create their own comparative charts detailed to SKU, market or season level.

There is also an integrated storyboarding engine so users can review line directions before investing in development.

And a real time data warehouse provides the end-user with access to a wide variety of historical data.