Japan-based flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki, has released a new design software, and two other web services to enhance its user experience. Intended to aid in digital transformation of fashion industry post-COVID-19, these services are best adapted for new work styles and methods including teleworking and telecommuting.
At the same time, they are geared toward streamlining and improving efficiency to achieve sustainability through reduced waste. The latest service added by to Shima Seiki- the SDS-onE Apex Fiz is a subscription-based design software that can be installed on customers’ individual computers. The software enhances the functions of SDS-onE Apex series by enabling it to adapt to different work styles and environments. The software is furthermore available in five different flavors that can be selected according to the customer's needs, from Fiz Design Pro to Fiz Design Jr.
Yarnbank, is the world’s first online web service for searching and viewing latest yarns, developed with cooperation from yarn companies from around the world. Knit manufacturers and apparel companies can be assured that the simulations created using yarnbank are not merely realistic images but accurate representations using yarn that can actually be purchased and used in production. Yarnbank also serves as a new promotional platform for yarn companies with the opportunity to present their yarns directly to their customers.
The SHIMAnAVI e-learning system allows Apex series users to experience online training when and where it is convenient, and at their own pace, supporting new work styles and environments such as teleworking and telecommuting. Several courses are available in different languages to suit the needs of individual customers as well.