Fashion software provider Visual Next has released an updated version of its Visual PLM (product lifecycle management) solution with digital enhancements including 3D body scanning and embedded Artificial Intelligence with image recognition.

Thanks to the update, Visual PLM is now accessible from any device at any time, offering greater digital collaboration capabilities to increase speed to market, the firm says. In addition, the new solution includes a complete update in HTML5, an enhanced Adobe Design integration, and a Precision Color Management integration for digital colour analysis.

"This is the most exciting advancement in our technology to date. Visual PLM in HTML5 is a complete rewrite of our solution that leapfrogs the industry with a fully mobile, browser-based solution," says Charles Benoualid, VP of research and development at Visual Next. "This enables us to deliver the solution on any device with mobile-enabled technology and automatically display the data to the user based on their device and business needs accurately and efficiently, elevating PLM into the future of fashion."

Meanwhile, the solution also provides enhancements in multiple operational areas, streamlining and digitising processes in design, production, testing, compliance, and supplier and factory collaboration; simplifying management across the supply chain.

It is delivered with role-based dashboards to meet the daily management requirements of each team member, with the ability to easily design and build personalised dashboard.

"Today's consumer is more demanding and personalisation is imperative, pressuring manufacturers and designers to deliver faster," adds Terri Ghio, VP of sales and business development at Visual Next. "Streamlining the product lifecycle with digital technology,mobile and IoT is imperative to meet market and consumer demands.

"Our solution is built to help create, simplify, collaborate and integrate, making the creative user's work easier while keeping up with the demands of managing business process.

"The future of fashion is based on innovation and mobilising the supply chain. It is happening faster than ever before and businesses require innovation to meet omnichannel demands. Digitising those operational areas provides agility in the workforce, higher accuracy, and faster decision making. Enabling global users to access a single platform on any device with data that is relevant at that moment in time, provides an organisation with the technology to support their omni-vision initiative and to react and deliver faster."