The latest release of NGC’s (New Generation Computing) integrated PLM, global sourcing and ERP software includes new productivity tools for apparel brands and retailers.

The Global Enterprise Suite also sees the introduction of NGC's Vendor Payment Automation module, which automates the complex process of matching documents and approving vendor invoices in global trade logistics.

Other highlights are the PLM and Global Sourcing system, with enhanced line planning helping to streamline development and improve profitability. The software is said to enable merchants improve design productivity; establish target costs, prices and margins for the line to ensure that profit goals are met; and adjust inventory levels during production to take advantage of sales trends and ensure that the right products are available at all times.

The ERP system also adds features for multi-currency buying and selling, and order entry over the web by a company's remote sales reps and customers.