Centric Planning and PLM solutions empower consumer electronics retailers to plan and manage complex private label and branded product portfolios across multiple collections, price points, geographies and channels.
Augmented intelligence and machine learning tools within data-led planning make sense of information to enhance decision-making and ensure the right products are sold in the right place. Visual planning enables teams to spot gaps in assortments for private label development and make collaborative decisions with real-time visual product information. PLM enables teams to lower costs, boost product margins and meet compliance standards to better compete in today’s accelerating marketplace.
Speed time to market
Collaborate on one platform with real-time information. Centralized product–related data reduces mistakes and duplicated work, dramatically improving team productivity.
Keep development moving and save time by utilizing PLM to quickly localize product descriptions and pricing in multiple languages and currencies.
Eliminate bottlenecks with visibility across product ranges and assortments from concept to development to launch to retail. Speed decision-making with store managers across locations.
Drive successful go-to-market launch strategies
Powerful data-led planning tools connect financial, merchandising, assortment and product data to optimize sell-through, increase product margins and anticipate future demand.
Easily run ‘what if’ cost scenarios to automatically calculate how costs affect pricing and product margins, ensuring successful product launches.
Visual planning enables the ability to visually manage product assortments and ensure more accurate range planning to optimize what to sell and where to sell it.
Boost private label and supplier co-development
Effectively manage product portfolios to make proactive decisions for optimal private label and branded SKU development and maximum product margins.
Connect mechanical engineers and developers directly to merchandising teams and suppliers to co-develop products with access to up-to-date data.
Customize product specifications for co-developed private label products destined for multiple regions/languages/voltage/plug configuration.
Increase supply chain visibility
Centralize all product data, documents and stage-gate decision history for easier tracking, quality assessments and supply chain visibility to enhance transparency and maintain brand reputation.
React quickly to quality or compliance issues using Engineering Change Management to track, identify and change non-conforming components and products.
Link and aggregate compliance requirements according to regions, suppliers and factories, production, components, packaging and labeling.
Centric PLM is a platform of interconnected modules that boost end-to-end product development efficiency and collaboration with full control of workflows, supply chains, costs and time from initial concept to launch at retail.
Optimize financial forecasting, merchandising and in-season planning with a powerful, cloud-native, data-driven planning solution, embedded with AI capabilities.
Groundbreaking platform enabling teams to visualize data from many enterprise solutions. Work with live data, feedback in real time and empower dynamic group decision-making.
Centric PLM easily integrates with existing systems like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), e-commerce, PIM (Product Information Management), DAM (Data Asset Management), compliance software, packaging software and many more.
Reduce costly and time-consuming packaging prototype development by connecting 3D CAD software with Centric PLM. 3D capabilities within Centric PLM empower everyone to view, annotate, comment and share photorealistic prototypes for a complete 3D workflow.
2D packaging engineers can connect directly to PLM libraries while sketching and developing concepts in their native Adobe® Illustrator environment. This connection eliminates tedious data entry and admin tasks so the focus can stay on innovation.
QMS facilitates revision management and a corrective action plan for non-conforming products to effectively manage all quality documentation for full traceability and regulatory compliance.
Centric’s industry-first suite of mobile apps connects directly to PLM so teams can work from anywhere and at any time inspiration strikes. With no need to rekey, information back at their desks, the time savings are huge!
Built on out of the box, easy to use innovations, Centric PLM is a suite of interconnected modules that boost end-to-end product development efficiency and collaboration with full control of workflows, supply chains, costs and time from initial concept to launch at retail.