More and more companies from the textile and apparel industry are switching on to the advantages of IT solutions in their sector. Modern software optimises and accelerates broad areas of sourcing, manufacture and sales, as well as financial reporting and customer relationship management. Trends such as 3D visualisation, RFID and the “Smart Factory” will in future greatly aid product life-cycle management and multi-channel sales in the sector. And there’s more: today’s tools are adapted for smartphones and tablets, and offer possibilities for augmented reality and digital fitting. For the third time, the best IT solutions and trends will be on display on the IT@Texprocess platform at Texprocess, leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials Under the title of “Powerful Software Solutions for the Fashion Industry”, Texprocess offers all manufacturers of software for the clothing sector the opportunity of presenting their products to an international trade public. Moreover, IT@Texprocess is aimed specifically at companies offering IT solutions for use in the processing and marketing of technical textiles. “IT solutions are amongst the most important drivers of innovation in the fashion industry, as they continue to optimise the value creation process further and further. This is very important for the flexibility and rapidity of response in the sector, which often sells as many as twelve collections during the year. The range of products in the IT@ Texprocess section, therefore, stretches from inventory control to product life-cycle management, from fashion design to pattern creation with the help of 3D imaging,” says Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies. Guido Brackelsberg, Managing Director of Setlog GmbH observes: “It is no longer possible to imagine the fashion industry without IT these days. The use of modern software and cloudbased applications increases transparency in the supply chain, simplifies interaction between internal and external areas of the business and speeds up the whole process of sourcing and logistics. There are some new and exciting innovations here and we, therefore, thoroughly recommend a visit to the IT@Texprocess section.” The IT section is located in Hall 4.0, directly next door to the product groups for IT, Design, CAD/CAM, cutting and quality monitoring. With its additional lounge, it offers plenty of space for discussions between manufacturers and users. Companies can register as from now for the IT marketplace at Texprocess and book their complete, ready-made stand. Texprocess 2015 will be taking place concurrently with Techtextil, international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, from 4 to 7 May 2015. 330 exhibitors came to Texprocess 2013 to present themselves, their products and services. Over 20,000 trade visitors from 98 countries attended this leading international trade fair, including 8,100 visitors from the parallel Techtextil.