California

655 Campbell Technology Parkway,
Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008 USA

Phone: +1 408 574 7802
Fax: 1 408 377 3002

Centric Software builds product concept-to-launch technologies.

We create digital solutions for retailers, brands and manufacturers to achieve maximum revenues, get closer to consumers and boost efficiency.

About Centric Software

Since Centric Software was founded in Silicon Valley 20+ years ago, we have worked in close partnership with the world’s leading brands and retailers to deliver groundbreaking innovations that overcome industry-specific challenges.

We are industry and technology people who have a passion for fast-moving and consumer goods, with many of our employees coming from leading apparel and consumer goods brands and retailers. Every type of consumer product is different requiring special expertise and every person who participates in the product go-to-market process brings their own experiences and view on the world. Our solutions are highly configurable to reflect this.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, from designing solutions based on customer feedback to creating innovative tools that improve communication and teamwork.

We are customer-centric - it’s where our name comes from. The customer always comes first.

Best Customers

We are proud to work with world-leading, best-in-class retailers, brands and manufacturers to share and learn best practices. Our customers drive our solutions.

Best Solutions

Every solution, every module and every feature are all based on customer use-cases and market needs – combined with a Silicon-Valley approach to innovation resulting in the most flexible, lowest total cost of ownership and highest ROI possible.

best team

We only hire the best technology, industry, implementation, support and other experts. More than our knowledge, is our focus on customers, ability to innovate and work as a true team.

We develop flexible, scalable, user-friendly solutions that optimize planning, pricing, design, product development, sourcing and production.

100% market-driven.

Our solutions enable the digital transformation needed to stay agile and be competitive in the consumer goods industry.

Our solutions

Working hand-in-hand with customers.

Join a team of problem-solvers and do-ers.

We embody teamwork and innovation in the truest sense.

We solve problems, innovate, get our customers live and have fun in the process.

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The Market Speaks

18k

Brands brought to market with Centric solutions

815+

Customers

50+

Countries

100%

Go-live rate

Trusted by the world’s leading brands

Flexible, scalable, user-friendly solutions.

Optimize planning, pricing, design, product development, sourcing and production.

Award Winning Technology

Just Drinks 2024 Excellence Awards

Just Drinks Excellence Awards 2024

Awarded for Innovation in AI and Business Expansion in the Beverage industry

Food Industry Business Awards 2024

Winner of the Excellence in Food Technology Award by Business Awards UK

Just Style Excellence Awards 2024

Awarded for AI innovations, product launches, R&D and M&A

Just Food Excellence Awards 2024

Awarded for R&D, Business Expansion and Sustainability in the Food & Beverage industry

Just Food Excellence Awards 2023

Awarded for Business Expansion, Innovation and Product Launches in the Food & Beverage industry

JustStyle Excellence Award for 2023.

Just Style Excellence Awards 2023

Awarded for Business Expansion, Innovation Digitalization, Innovation Product Lifecycle (PLM), M&A

Frost & Sullivan – 2023

Best practices customer value leadership award

Frost & Sullivan – 2022

Best practices competitive strategy leadership award

Frost & Sullivan – 2021

Best practices customer value leadership award

Hong Kong Apparel – 2021

Business Strategy Award

Red Herring 100 Winner 2016, 2015, 2013

Honoring the year’s most innovative technologies and business models.

Frost & Sullivan – 2018

Product leadership award

Frost & Sullivan – 2016

Customer value leadership award

Frost & Sullivan – 2012

Global product differentiation excellence award

Security and Data Compliance Built-in

Centric Software has implemented governance, risk management, and compliance practices that align with the most globally recognized information security frameworks. Centric Software has achieved SOC 3 attestation and is GDPR compliant.

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Centric Software Leadership

Meet Centric Software's executive management team

Chris Groves

CEO

Fabrice Canonge

President

Stacey Charbin

CMO

Laurent Dubuisson

SVP, Global Services

Joe Groves

SVP, Global Sales

Marie-France Nelson

CFO

Ravi Rangan

CTO

Humberto Roa

VP of Innovation

Ron Watson

EVP Products, CSO

Chris Groves

CEO

Chris Groves joined Centric Software in 1997 as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors. With over 20 years of successful experience in building and managing global technology companies, Chris leads Centric Software’s global strategic direction and business strategy.

Fabrice Canonge

President

Fabrice Canonge joined Centric Software in 2004, leading field operations globally. In 2019 he took up the role of Executive VP of Global Sales and Marketing. With more than 15 years of experience in business development for software companies, Fabrice has particular expertise in the apparel, high-fashion and luxury goods industries. He has played a major role in the growth of Centric, and particularly in the acquisition of key European customers.

Stacey Charbin

CMO

Stacey joined Centric in 2015. She has more than 20 years’ experience in fashion and technology for companies like Lectra, Gerber Technology, Karat Software, Cross Creek Apparel, and Perigee Software in marketing, communications, product development and sales roles. She is an advisory board member with the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.

Laurent Dubuisson

SVP, Global Services

Laurent Dubuisson joined Centric in August 2000 and is responsible for all pre- and post-sales and customer support throughout Europe. Since joining Centric, Laurent has been instrumental in helping the company grow in Europe to become the global leader of PLM solutions for retail, fashion, footwear and luxury goods makers that it is today.

Joe Groves

SVP, Global Sales

Since joining Centric, Joe Groves has significantly contributed to the rapid growth of the company. As Centric Software's most senior sales leader, Joe is now responsible for sales performance and account growth across the world. In addition to providing clear leadership and direction to our global sales teams, Joe also enjoys volunteering for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

Marie-France Nelson

CFO

Marie-France Nelson joined Centric Software in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of software experience, she has led finance, administration and businesses globally across numerous markets including food and beverage, financial services, communications and manufacturing. In her role, Marie-France’s passion for the customer experience permeates her every focus.

Ravi Rangan

CTO

Ravi Rangan joined Centric as CTO in 2005 through the acquisition of Product Sight Corp., a company he co-founded. Ravi is a highly acclaimed expert in PLM technology with PLM deployment experience in multiple industries including Fashion, FMCG, auto/aero, high technology, medical device, and oil & gas. He is Past Chair of ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering Division and is a founding Editorial Board Member of JCISE. He was elected Fellow of ASME (2011), and to Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni (2008) for his contributions to PLM.

Humberto Roa

VP of Innovation

Humberto Roa joined Centric in 1999, holding positions including Business Consultant, Product Manager and Director of Mobile Products and Innovation before taking on the role of VP of Innovation in 2015. Humberto leads Centric Software’s innovation, mobile and cloud initiatives.

Ron Watson

EVP Products, CSO

Ron Watson joined Centric Software in August 1998. Ron leads product strategy and execution for Centric Software’s Centric 8 suite of PLM solutions for fashion and fast-moving consumer goods. He brings twenty years of experience focused on developing and delivering ‘voice-of-the-customer’ solutions.

Chris Groves

CEO

Chris Groves

CEO

Chris Groves joined Centric Software in 1997 as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors. With over 20 years of successful experience in building and managing global technology companies, Chris leads Centric Software’s global strategic direction and business strategy.

Fabrice Canonge

President

Fabrice Canonge

President

Fabrice Canonge joined Centric Software in 2004, leading field operations globally. In 2019 he took up the role of Executive VP of Global Sales and Marketing. With more than 15 years of experience in business development for software companies, Fabrice has particular expertise in the apparel, high-fashion and luxury goods industries. He has played a major role in the growth of Centric, and particularly in the acquisition of key European customers.

Stacey Charbin

CMO

Stacey Charbin

CMO

Stacey joined Centric in 2015. She has more than 20 years’ experience in fashion and technology for companies like Lectra, Gerber Technology, Karat Software, Cross Creek Apparel, and Perigee Software in marketing, communications, product development and sales roles. She is an advisory board member with the University of Delaware’s Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.

Laurent Dubuisson

SVP, Global Services

Laurent Dubuisson

SVP, Global Services

Laurent Dubuisson joined Centric in August 2000 and is responsible for all pre- and post-sales and customer support throughout Europe. Since joining Centric, Laurent has been instrumental in helping the company grow in Europe to become the global leader of PLM solutions for retail, fashion, footwear and luxury goods makers that it is today.

Joe Groves

SVP, Global Sales

Joe Groves

SVP, Global Sales

Since joining Centric, Joe Groves has significantly contributed to the rapid growth of the company. As Centric Software's most senior sales leader, Joe is now responsible for sales performance and account growth across the world. In addition to providing clear leadership and direction to our global sales teams, Joe also enjoys volunteering for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

Marie-France Nelson

CFO

Marie-France Nelson

CFO

Marie-France Nelson joined Centric Software in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. With over 20 years of software experience, she has led finance, administration and businesses globally across numerous markets including food and beverage, financial services, communications and manufacturing. In her role, Marie-France’s passion for the customer experience permeates her every focus.

Ravi Rangan

CTO

Ravi Rangan

CTO

Ravi Rangan joined Centric as CTO in 2005 through the acquisition of Product Sight Corp., a company he co-founded. Ravi is a highly acclaimed expert in PLM technology with PLM deployment experience in multiple industries including Fashion, FMCG, auto/aero, high technology, medical device, and oil & gas. He is Past Chair of ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering Division and is a founding Editorial Board Member of JCISE. He was elected Fellow of ASME (2011), and to Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni (2008) for his contributions to PLM.

Humberto Roa

VP of Innovation

Humberto Roa

VP of Innovation

Humberto Roa joined Centric in 1999, holding positions including Business Consultant, Product Manager and Director of Mobile Products and Innovation before taking on the role of VP of Innovation in 2015. Humberto leads Centric Software’s innovation, mobile and cloud initiatives.

Ron Watson

EVP Products, CSO

Ron Watson

EVP Products, CSO

Ron Watson joined Centric Software in August 1998. Ron leads product strategy and execution for Centric Software’s Centric 8 suite of PLM solutions for fashion and fast-moving consumer goods. He brings twenty years of experience focused on developing and delivering ‘voice-of-the-customer’ solutions.

Timeline of Innovation

Leading the way in digital transformation, right from the start.

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2006

First Out-of-the-Box Fashion PLM

Centric Software launches Centric PLM, a flexible, scalable out-of-the-box solution that was the first PLM specifically designed for the fashion industry.

Fully configurable with no custom coding, Centric PLM’s highly intuitive interface drives strong user adoption by fashion product development and design teams. From the start, Centric Software has embedded industry best practices in market-driven solutions developed hand-in-hand with customers.

Learn more about Centric PLM

2007

First Fashion PLM Agile Deployment

At this time, enterprise software could take years to deploy and PLM implementations were often too long and costly to be feasible. Centric began implementing Centric PLM using our unique Agile Deployment methodology, which accelerates ROI by enabling implementation in 3-4 months on average.

Agile Deployment lowers the cost of ownership and causes less disruption to businesses with guaranteed 100% go-live success, offering a truly game-changing approach to implementation.

2010

First Fashion PLM Mobile App

Apps for work were rare, and the revolutionary launch of the Capture It PLM-connected app came less than three years after the launch of the first iPhone.

Capture It enables creative teams to capture and upload images directly to Centric PLM for instant review, mark-up and analysis.

2011

Five New Mobile Apps

Centric introduces a series of new mobile apps connected directly to Centric PLM. These include Material Sample, enabling designers and others to capture and share material inspirations while on the go, and Factory Audit, to conduct and document on-site factory audits on mobile devices.


2012

First Integrated Digital Collection Catalog

The new Collection Book module makes it possible to create PLM-connected digital catalogs, updated in real time for more accurate and visual wholesale retail and internal buying sessions.

2013

Adobe Illustrator® Connect

The groundbreaking Adobe Connect tool is introduced, enabling designers to work in the familiar environment of Adobe Illustrator® while connected with PLM.

Adobe Connect minimizes non-value added work so that designers can focus more on the creative and technical aspects of product development.

Learn more about our integration with Adobe

2013

Factory Audit

Centric launches Factory Audit, a PLM module and mobile app that enables digital auditing procedures to manage vendor certification and compliance.

Factory audit teams can now enter report data and media such as photos on-site in real time to minimize errors, instantly update scoring and offer rapid, relevant feedback to vendors.

2014

First Fashion PLM App in Apple App Store

PLM apps go mainstream as Capture It is added to Apple’s App Store.

2015

First Cloud Fashion PLM for Emerging Brands

The cost and resource requirements of implementing a PLM solution can be prohibitive for small to medium enterprises. Centric introduces a flexible, cloud-based PLM solution for SMBs that enables emerging enterprises to add modules and features in line with business growth.

2016

Flying High With Skyline

Centric rolls out its groundbreaking Skyline architecture for Centric PLM. Originally built to support up to 10,000 simultaneous users while geographically distributing data in real time across the globe, Skyline now supports over 15,000 users.

2017

Launched Centric’s Rest API

Centric’s Rest API enables customers to fully integrate Centric PLM with business systems such as ERP, DAM or other platforms and leverage Centric data throughout the organization. Users can even create their own apps to seamlessly connect or digitally transform processes without limitation.

2017

Mobile Apps Essential

PLM-connected mobile apps have become a firmly established part of the Centric PLM ecosystem, with 2/3 of customers now also adopting mobile apps.

2017

First Digital Visual Board for Fashion

2017 marks the debut of the first digital board for fashion, a fully visual platform to empower collaborative planning and reduce time to market.

Learn about Centric Visual Boards

2018

3D Connect

Centric launches its 3D-agnostic strategy to add 3D connectors to PLM, starting with Browzwear, Optitex and CLO 3D.

3D Connect revolutionizes 3D product design and development, enabling designers to work in their native 3D environment while connected directly to Centric PLM to harness the power of 3D at every stage of the product lifecycle.



Discover Centric 3D Connect

2018

Final Inspection Boosts Quality Control

The Final Inspection module and mobile app are introduced, enabling customers to ensure quality products are delivered to the market on time. Final Inspection replaces inefficient paper-based quality control processes with dynamic quality evaluations in real time using always up-to-date data from Centric PLM.

Learn more about Final Inspection

2018

Combining AI with PLM

Centric unveils its first artificial intelligence-powered PLM tool, AI Image Search.



AI Image Search drives better decision-making in design and product development by enabling designers to take a picture of a new fabric or trim inspiration and instantly search PLM image archives to find the closest match.

2019

Introducing Manufacturing PLM

Centric brings PLM to OEM/ODM customers with the launch of Centric Manufacturing PLM.



Centric Manufacturing PLM empowers manufacturers around the world to compete more effectively in the global marketplace by simplifying development, removing inefficiencies and improving product quality.

2020

Quick-Start Collaboration

Quick Start Collaboration packages are developed to enable fast and 100% remote implementation during the pandemic. These packages allow businesses to get up and running with lean PLM solutions to manage remote working. Centric also pioneers social PLM with Slack integration.

Learn about Quick-Start Collab

2020

Expansion into Food and Cosmetics

Centric Software enters new verticals, expanding Centric PLM to handle formulated products with specific modules and features for customers in food & beverage as well as cosmetics & personal care.

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2021

Solutions for Consumer Electronics

Centric reveals Commercial PLM and Visual Portfolio Planning for Consumer Electronics, empowering consumer electronics customers to supercharge end-to-end product planning, development and launch.



With the addition of PLM for consumer electronics, Centric solutions now serve all types of consumer goods and multi-category retail customers.

LEARN ABOUT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PLM

2021

Launch of Centric Planning

Centric acquires the Armonica retail planning solution (later Centric Planning), a best-of-breed modern solution for the omnichannel era. Centric Planning enables retailers to improve operating and product margins by transforming the end-to-end planning process.

Discover Centric Planning

2022

Connecting with Sustainability Tools

Centric Software️ launches the first in a series of connectors that integrate PLM with multiple sustainability platforms and solutions. Sustainability platform connectors streamline sustainability initiatives by giving product teams environmental and social impact data that drives better choices.

Read the Press Release

2022

Centric Market Intelligence

Centric acquires StyleSage, a company offering AI-powered tools for competitive assortment benchmarking as well as price and product trend insights. Renamed Centric Market Intelligence, the solution gives brands and retailers the accurate competitive data they need to price products effectively in order to attain the highest possible revenue.

Read the Press Release

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Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.

From R&D to finance to marketing, Centric Software operates autonomously as part of the Dassault Systèmes family.

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