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Centric 8 Platform

Intuitive, effective, proven.

The Centric 8 Platform was developed specifically with the needs of retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies in mind. Centric 8 PLM’s interconnected modules are flexible, configurable and span the entire product process, from concept to customer.

Features & Benefits

  • Incorporate domain expertise and industry best practices.
  • Get trend-right products to market on time and on budget.
  • Expand visibility into deadlines and calendars.
  • Improve understanding of materials requirements.
  • Mitigate risks.
  • Enhance decision-making.

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Centric 8 Modules

Centric 8 PLM’s interconnected modules are flexible, configurable
and span the entire product process, from concept to customer.

Business Planning

Improve planning, visibility and decision-making within your apparel, footwear or consumer goods company.

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Cost Scenario

Analyze the "what if" questions about your products while they are still in development.

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Collection Management

Extend the power of PLM to merchandising and sales teams.

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Improve planning, visibility and decision-making within your apparel, footwear or consumer goods company.

The Business Planning module of Centric 8 PLM for retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies makes fact-based product-driven business planning a reality. It enables timely product drop decisions throughout product development based on current style performance data—not “guesstimates.”

Features & Benefits

  • Manage seasons, departments, collections and even specific styles to meet performance targets.
  • Extend visibility from initial line plan proposals through sales commitments and recording of actuals.
  • Use flexible analytics combined with the always up-to-date product information in the Centric 8 PLM software to create top-down goals and bottom-up estimates.
  • Generate realistic sales estimates.
  • Easily identify outliers that impact performance.
  • Make decisions with confidence—based on data, not “guesstimates.”
  • Avoid the expense of business intelligence systems.

Analyze the “what if” questions about your products while they are still in development.

Centric 8 PLM includes a Cost Scenario module that enables retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies to make better decisions. With Cost Scenario development teams can reliably and accurately conduct sophisticated cost-benefit analysis and make earlier, more accurate decisions on margins and products.

Features & Benefits

  • Create cost scenarios quickly and easily.
  • Remove cross-departmental bottlenecks.
  • Link design teams more closely to the realities for the market and to the company’s business objectives and performance measures.

Extend the power of PLM to merchandising and sales teams.

Centric Collection Management is a robust module in Centric 8 PLM for retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies. It enables merchandising and sales to create up-to-date and customized collection books and catalogs. Share these market-right, dynamic catalogs with customers via an online portal or in person using Centric’s Collection Book for Fashion iPad App.

Features & Benefits

  • Diminish errors.
  • Eliminate catalog printing expense.
  • Improve customer experience and satisfaction.
  • Accelerate sales.
  • Increase productivity for sales, marketing and merchandising teams.

Calendar Management

Ensure on-time, on-budget products, every time.

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Enterprise Connectivity

Sync product information with important enterprise data systems.

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Enterprise Search

Quickly find information you need to jump start your next product.

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Ensure on-time, on-budget products, every time.

Centric Calendar Management for Centric 8 PLM helps accelerate retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies toward their goals. Each team member understands specific responsibilities. Managers get real-time knowledge on the status of all collections so they can resolve bottlenecks.

Features & Benefits

  • Deliver visibility into key milestones and action items.
  • Ensure on-time completion of tasks.
  • Provide each team with custom-made calendars.
  • Clarify product priorities.
  • Improve accuracy of materials, style and image information.

Sync product information with important enterprise data systems.

Centric Enterprise Connectivity synchronizes product information with critical enterprise data systems at retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies. Centric Connector Hub with standard Centric connectors enables seamless integration between Centric 8 applications and other business systems. Centric also offers multiple connectors to PDM, CAD, ERP, design tools and current and legacy systems. For more information contact Centric.

Features & Benefits

  • Improve decision-making based on up-to-date, accurate information.
  • Leverage valuable enterprise data through rapid deployment of industry-specific data structures.
  • Migrate existing data into Centric 8 PLM quickly.
  • Link with other business systems in a logical way.

Quickly find information you need to jump start your next product.

With Enterprise Search for Centric 8 PLM, retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies have access to the critical information they need to make the right product decision, right now. Leverage past investments in intellectual property, supplier capabilities, and more to get higher quality products to market faster.

Features & Benefits

  • Work more productively.
  • Find valuable data previously hidden in ERP, PDM and other systems.
  • Reduce product costs with more accurate estimates based on history.
  • Standardize on proven best practices.
  • Improve product quality.
  • Boost team productivity.

Cloud Services

In the cloud or in-house – with Centric Cloud Services the choice is yours.

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Materials Management

Track material usage across product lines, seasons and departments.

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Product Specification

Centric 8 PLM raises the bar for global collaboration in product development.

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In the cloud or in-house – with Centric Cloud Services the choice is yours.

When it comes to how to deploy Centric 8 PLM, retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies have all the options they need. Our team of experts can train your IT professionals how to manage all aspects of the Centric 8 PLM system in-house. Centric also offers flexible Hosting Services for the short-term or long-term. We can handle everything, including system administration and hosting for hardware, operating systems, databases and the Centric 8 PLM system.

Features & Benefits

  • Concentrate on your business, not on managing hardware, data backups and IT-related issues.
  • Keep in-house IT resources focused on more strategic initiatives.
  • Protect intellectual property.

Track material usage across product lines, seasons and departments.

Centric 8 PLM’s Materials Management module allows retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies to combine the buying power of the sourcing team with the creative power of the design team. Maintain true cross-departmental collaboration to develop and manage a complete materials library.

Features & Benefits

  • Centralize material specification data with a consistent, familiar and easy-to-use interface.
  • Ensure approved materials are available when needed.
  • Improve accountability.
  • Eliminate data entry errors.
  • Reduce lead times.
  • Lower supply chain risk by relying on sourced, approved, available materials.

Centric 8 PLM raises the bar for global collaboration in product development.

Product Specification for Centric 8 PLM makes true collaborative development at retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies a reality. Global product teams share detailed product information in real time, via an easy-to-use online environment.

Features & Benefits

  • Minimize design and sampling iterations, errors and costs.
  • Assure products arrive on shelves in time to meet seasonal objectives.
  • Allow teams to spend more time on value-based work and less time on administrative tasks.

Product Sourcing

Sync your entire sourcing team - anywhere, anytime.

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Visual Merchandising

See how products will look on your store shelves before they even leave development.

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Sync your entire sourcing team – anywhere, anytime.

With Centric 8 PLM’s Product Sourcing true collaborative product development is a reality at retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies. Centric Sourcing enables supplier involvement and management at the earliest phase of the development cycle. From anywhere on the plant at any time of day, global team members can identify and compare suppliers, assess financial implications, and track status and issues.

Features & Benefits

  • Develop high-quality products, quickly and accurately, with lower risk.
  • Reduce sourcing costs, improve margins and assure compliance, without adding resources.
  • Select vendors more efficiently with improved management and visibility of quoting, sampling and product selection processes.

See how products will look on your store shelves before they even leave development.

Extend the power of Centric 8 PLM to the retail planners at your retail, apparel, footwear or consumer goods company. Visual Merchandising lets you see exactly how products will look in your stores—even when those products are still in the design phase. Changes in Centric 8 PLM ripple instantly throughout Visual Merchandising, allowing merchandisers to plan retail displays with the most up-to-date product information.

Features & Benefits

  • Save time.
  • Reduce labor costs.
  • Eliminate physical mock shops.
  • Optimize merchandising for your collections.
  • Allow users to see and provide input on interactive versions of stores.
  • Impact branding in a positive way.
  • Optimize revenue.

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Seeing is believing

If your PLM software isn’t easy to use your teams won’t use it, so your company won’t reap the benefits. Give us 60 minutes and you’ll see why Centric 8’s comprehensive, out-of the box system is the easiest-to-use PLM software platform on the market.

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