Centric reinforces PLM market-leading position with this fantastic milestone
CAMPBELL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 2, 2019 — Centric Software, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, is celebrating the signing of its 300th customer. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Over 300 companies now use Centric PLM to support strategic digital transformation initiatives to collapse time to market, boost innovation, reduce costs and improve product margins for more than 850 brands. It’s a significant milestone in an exciting period of growth for the PLM pioneers, who continually demonstrate their commitment to new innovations, geographies and verticals.
Recently unveiled innovations include the visual and collaborative Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) Digital Concept Board, a digital sandbox for creative collaboration and what-if scenarios for design, merchandising and production/sourcing teams, as well as the CVIP Digital Buying Board, which streamlines buying decisions for retail, wholesale and e-commerce by aligning product and category teams, merchants, internal buyers and sales on a single, transformative platform. Centric recently released version 6.5 of its flagship Centric 8 PLM solution, which focuses on high-volume sourcing for retailers and 3D innovation, and also launched the first artificial intelligence-based PLM feature, Centric AI Image Search.
Sixty-nine companies selected Centric as their PLM partner in 2018, including premier Chinese sports brand Li Ning, French retail group ADEO and American lifestyle brand, vineyard vines. Centric is building a presence in new regions, including Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey and South Korea. Meanwhile, Centric has expanded into new markets for its modern and mobile PLM solutions, such as multi-category retail, cosmetics and home décor. Centric’s strategic partnership with Dassault Systèmes, announced in June 2018, creates new opportunities to accelerate the digital transformation of Centric customers using the combined expertise of both companies.
"We’re delighted that we chose Centric Software, to support the development of our upcoming MDH International projects, in collaboration with all business units," says Sophie Kolb, Market Leader and PLM Project Sponsor at ADEO, the world’s 3rd largest DIY retailer. "The configuration possibilities of the tool and Centric’s understanding of our business has reassured our choice of the solution and we’re looking forward to this partnership."
“We chose Centric 8 PLM as fast adoption of a new PLM platform was very important to the Li Ning team, and Centric PLM is both flexible and user friendly. Centric PLM meets our needs as it caters for both flexible supply chain management and our e-commerce needs,” says Li Ning IT Director, Zhu Yuan Gang. “Centric’s global and local teams are experts in the fashion and apparel industry and we are impressed by their passion and reliability.”
“We are delighted to announce that over 300 companies trust Centric Software to deliver PLM solutions that support their digital transformation goals,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Through our commitment to innovation and relentless focus on the needs of the fashion, retail and consumer goods industries, we are expanding the boundaries of PLM to empower our partners to do what they do best: create and sell amazing products.”
Centric Software ( www.centricsoftware.com )
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality, and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
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