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DirecTEX, Adopts Infor Fashion PLM Supported by ICCG for Lifecycle

Management and Collaboration Platform

Resulted in streamlining and simplifying their knitwear design process, allowing their designers to
be more productive and efficient.

Warminster, PA, December 31, 2018 --( Founded in 1997, DirecTEX, Inc. is a sweater knit
apparel design and sales company that offers fashion-forward, high quality knitwear designs and products
combined with outstanding customer service at exceptional prices. They provide the latest knitwear trend
analysis and product development services and work closely with partner factories overseas to provide
affordable, quality knitwear.

The domestic and international design teams at DirecTEX create seasonal sweater collections, as well as
designs specifically for their customers' private labels. This includes yarn development, stitch and pattern
creation along with silhouette design. DirecTex offers junior and missy collections under their own
brands - “Ivy&ASH” and “Arpeggio Knitwear.” And also welcomes collaboration with their customers to
turn their design ideas into reality. In addition, DirecTex works closely with its manufacturing partners in
Asia to ensure the designs created and manufactured to the quality and standards expectations of its

“Early in 2018, we began researching the possibility of implementing a PLM system to help streamline
and simplify our design processes. We spoke with several companies and looked into several different
software options. We landed on Infor as our preferred solution as it integrated with Adobe's creative suite,
and was flexible enough to handle the technical aspects of knit design, had the ability to create and curate
a library of past designs and was able to quickly and efficiently create tech packs to send to our
manufacturing partners,” Said Jakob Baller, Director of Operations, “we felt most comfortable and chose
to go with ICCG as our implementation partner because they had familiarity with the needs of apparel
designers. They offered to work directly with our IT provider to create and implement a system, including
installing new servers and workstations, to run Infor PLM. They managed the installation of the Infor
software package on this new system and then they assisted and train our designers to allow them to
quickly pick up and run with this new program while limiting work disruptions.”

“We selected Infor Fashion PLM and ICCG, Inc., as the solution provider and implementation partner as
they presented a flexible and robust solution to address our needs and worked diligently with our IT
provider and design staff to make our plan become a reality. They listened and responded to any
questions or concerns we had in a timely and professional way,” said Charleen Baller, Founder and
President, DirecTex, Inc. “Any implementation of a complex system including introducing new hardware
and software to existing workflows will have hiccups. What is telling about a partner is how they handle
these issues as they arise, and ICCG was responsive and diligent in making sure we were fully satisfied
by the time the project reached completion.”

Balachandran Anantharama, Senior Vice President at ICCG added, “ICCG realized the value addition a
technology solution like Infor Fashion PLM can bring to the DirecTex team to help them implement new

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designs each season faster and also keep complete track from the design to quote to manufacture process.
We configured, trained, and enabled the knitwear development team at DirecTex to get faster results and
serve their customers with agility while maintaining the quality of their knitwear which was very
important for DirecTex.”

About DirecTEX
DirecTEX is a leader in the sweater trend, design and manufacturing industry and specializes in offering
innovative and fashion forward knit apparel designs for major and mid-size retailers.

Their design, merchandising and marketing teams, located in the US, Europe and Asia, diligently research
the latest trends and business news from key fashion markets and retailers around the world. This
information is used to give direction to their design and product development process and is provided to
customers to assist in assortment planning and to facilitate business between retailers and their partner

About Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG)

Independent Computer Consulting Group (ICCG) is a Global Information Technology Solutions Provider
for the Enterprise. Since 1988, ICCG has been providing innovative information technology solutions,
always with an eye on the changing market and technological horizon. ICCG offers complete application
and IT infrastructure services and support to meet key business needs, and long-time global customers
continue to rely on ICCG to satisfy their diverse and growing business needs. ICCG is dedicated to
helping customers bridge their gap between ERP and SCM technologies and business problems to deliver
greater value from their technology investments. ICCG's functional and technology expertise spans
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management
Solutions (WMS) Product Life Cycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Business
Intelligence (BI), Business Process Management, and Systems Integration and Migration.

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