Who is Centric Software?

Silicon Valley-based. Innovation focused. Customer driven.

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We Are Customer-Centric

With the highest user adoption and customer satisfaction rates in the industry, Centric Software is the #1 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Our Mission Centers on Three Main Pillars

Best Customers

Centric is trusted by 600+ market-leading businesses creating products for 5,000+ iconic brands. We are proud that over 70% of our customers have given public testimony.

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Best Solutions

Centric innovations have the fastest time to value and highest user adoption rate in the industry. Why? We’re driven by the most demanding companies in the world.

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Best Team

Behind the technology are hundreds of experts working across 23 global locations. We partner with world-leading companies to develop and deploy the best PLM innovations.

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Customer Collaboration and Innovation

Centric Software is a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.

Be Part of Something Extraordinary

Our customers are our partners who drive our technology roadmap and keep our solutions focused on evolving, real-world industry challenges.

Customer Stories

Use the interactive timeline below to see our journey so far:

1st Out Of The Box Fashion PLM

1st Fashion PLM Agile Deployment℠

Integrated Line Planning & Quality

1st Fashion PLM Mobile App

5 New Mobile Apps

1st Integrated Digital Collection Catalog

Adobe Illustrator Connect & Factory Audit

1st Fashion PLM App in App Store

1st Cloud Fashion PLM for SMB

1st Native cloud, tens of thousands mobile app users

2/3 of Centric PLM customers now also adopt mobile apps. New innovations included the ground breaking Skyline.

1st Digital Board for Fashion introduced

3D Connect & Final Inspection module brought to market

1st AI PLM Application

1st Manufacturing Application

Quick-Start Collaboration Packages created to fast and 100% remotely during worldwide pandemic.


SOC2 Type 2 and SOC3 Type 2 Compliance
Centric Software has been assessed using the criteria set forth in paragraph 1.26 of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Guide Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness for the security, availability, and confidentiality principles.

Meet Centric's Awesome Leadership Team

Click each bio below to learn more about Centric Software’s experienced and passionate leaders.

Chris Groves


Chris Groves
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


Fabrice Canonge
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


Stacey Charbin
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

VP EMEA, Client Services

Laurent Dubuisson
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

Senior Vice President

Joe Groves

Ravi Rangan


Ravi Rangan
Ravi Rangan joined Centric as Chief Technology Officer through the acquisition of Product Sight Corporation in 2006 and is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy. Ravi is a highly acclaimed expert in PLM technology including enterprise-scale product structure and configuration management, search-based applications and process-driven system design automation in automotive, aerospace, high technology and medical device industries.

Ron Watson

VP of Product Development

Ron Watson
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.

Humberto Roa

VP of Innovation

Humberto Roa
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.

Jerry Lovatt

VP of Finance and Administration

Jerry Lovatt
Jerry Lovatt joined Centric Software in March 2019 and is responsible for the finance, accounting and administrative functions of the company. Jerry’s career in public accounting began in Campbell, CA receiving his CPA and MS in U.S. Tax Law before moving to KPMG’s high technology tax department where he supported 35-40 technology start-ups. Since KPMG, Jerry has been VP Finance/Head of Finance for several successful startups, the last of which was sold to Cisco for 6 x VC valuations. 

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Centric Software is a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes.

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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’s comprehensive, out-of the box system is the easiest-to-use PLM software platform on the market.