Visual 2000 and footwear design and development consultant Skerpa Design are collaborating on the development of a next-generation product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for the footwear industry.

Based on the software for fashion and softgoods, the new footwear edition will help retailers, brands and manufacturers to manage their merchandising, design, product development, pre-production, and sourcing processes.

“While our fashion product has always been configurable to the needs of footwear clients, we saw an opportunity for these companies to achieve faster speed to benefit through a packaged solution tailored specifically for this market,” explains Charles Benoualid vice president of research and development.

Skerpa Design specialises in design and development of footwear for sporting and outdoor markets. The company’s clients include Aldo, CCM Sports, Kamik, Salomon, and TSL Outdoor.