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June 26th, 2023

Centric Software and swatchbook Team Up to Boost Materials Management

Modernize digital product development by streamlining materials usage throughout sourcing, design and manufacturing 

CAMPBELL and LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., June 27, 2023Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, and swatchbook®, inc., the pioneering platform for material digitization and sourcing, have announced a strategic partnership to expand the footprint of the 3D material visualization pipeline and ensure the quality of assets entering the Centric Software ecosystem. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, price and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. 

swatchbook, inc. develops cloud, desktop and mobile software applications that integrate the creative community in an organization into the product development process. swatchbook’s leading cloud-based material sourcing, management and design collaboration platform, swatchbook, is home to nearly 100,000 materials  

swatchbook now integrates with Centric PLM™, streamlining the materials management process for comprehensive, accurate and real-time transfer, sharing and updates of data. The integration will bridge the gap between sourcing, design and manufacturing in the digital product creation process (DPC).   

Users can quickly generate swatches of materials that are then visualized on 3D models living in their database. Attributes for materials can be tailored and linked in Centric PLM, providing unparalleled flexibility in shaping the work to specific needs. In addition, suppliers’ ownership and control over materials and the connection with brands are facilitated, resulting in efficient sourcing and production.  

Ron Watson, EVP Products, CSO at Centric Software, says, “Our successful collaboration with swatchbook demonstrates the immense potential of the Centric API, enabling brands worldwide to effortlessly collaborate across diverse solutions and unlock the true power of their chosen technologies.”  

“Centric Software was the first PLM provider in the fashion industry to see the huge potential of an ‘out-of-the-box’ integration with swatchbook,” says Thomas Teger, Chief Product Officer at swatchbook. “Being able to share and transfer data as soon as you log into your accounts on the respective platforms shaves off months of custom development and saves huge amounts of money. Our customers can stay focused on the tasks at hand, inside their chosen platforms while having the confidence that all relevant data gets shared and updated in real-time for true internal and external team collaboration.”  

With the integration, swatchbook and Centric PLM combined, become the single source of truth companies need.   

John Burch, SVP of Production at Merrell, says, This ground-breaking integration of swatchbook and Centric fuses our material sourcing, design and production teams into a unified digital workflow. Now, all stakeholders can access real-time, supplier-controlled data from their preferred platforms. It’s a game changer that ensures we’re utilizing current material information in parallel with our product creation cycle, resulting in more accurate initial prototypes and shorter lead times.” 

“Together, swatchbook and Centric Software are setting a new standard in the industry,” says Fabrice Canonge, President of Centric Software. “Centric is partnering with best-of-breed players to further reinforce our world-leading 3D ecosystem. By working with leading companies such as swatchbook, we continue to empower fashion, footwear and accessory brands, retailers and manufacturers to boost efficiency and get closer to the needs of their customers.” 

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swatchbook ( 

swatchbook is a design and software company that develops applications that make you smile. Founded in 2017, the company focuses on the development of cloud, desktop, and mobile software applications that help integrate the creative community within an organization into the product development process.  

swatchbook is located in sunny Laguna Niguel, CA. Its founders share a deep passion for good design and workflow, as well as a deep understanding of the challenges in the digital product development process and the future needs of companies in many industries. 


Centric Software (  

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM™, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance.  Centric Market Intelligence, powered by StyleSage, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as Higg. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.   

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.  

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list several times. Centric Software also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade.  

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software, Inc. In the US and other countries. All third-party trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. 

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