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12 August, 2019

Domestic Converters Successfully Adopts Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., 13 August, 2019 – Domestic Converters Inc., a leading Canadian seamless apparel company, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging enterprises, Centric SMB. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Proudly Canadian, Domestic Converters Inc. is a privately-owned company founded in 1952 and based in Montreal, Quebec. Domestic Converters is known as North America’s premiere seamless brands group, producing performance athletic, base layer, shapewear and specialty sleep and comfort wear under the brands Climawear, Know Me and One Flat Jack.

To collaborate more effectively across different locations and support the company’s growth strategy, Domestic Converters decided to invest in a PLM solution.

“We design in Canada, but produce in China with multiple designs, seasons and suppliers,” explains Kathe Plaskin, CFO at Domestic Converters. “We only use seamless knitting machines for our production with a large variety of yarns and special effect designs. We used to use a multitude of Excel spreadsheets to track and maintain production. Historical product data and database information was spread out among these Excel sheets, and not easily accessible.”

Following demos, Domestic Converters decided to implement Centric SMB, a SaaS cloud-based PLM solution for emerging brands.

Plaskin says, “Centric SMB is the best solution for our needs and budget. It’s the first PLM solution we have used, and we were impressed with its ease of configuration and the way we could set up and maintain a library system.”

Domestic Converters implemented Centric SMB on schedule and is looking forward to seeing the results.

“We will be able to build and maintain an integrated database of our designs, fits, yarns and sourcing information, which will support our commitment to using recycled materials in our new lines,” concludes Plaskin. “Having a single source of all our required data will support future expansion, and we also plan to connect suppliers with the system. We have a good relationship with the Centric team.”

“We are delighted that Domestic Converters has successfully implemented Centric SMB on schedule,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Domestic Converters is in an exciting phase of evolution, and we are proud to be able to support the company’s growth plans.”

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Proudly Canadian, Domestic Converters Inc. is a privately-owned company founded in 1952 and is based out of beautiful Montreal, Quebec. We are North America’s premiere seamless brands group; featuring performance athletic, base layer, shapewear and specialty sleep and comfort wear.


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From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by 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 in 2013, 2015 and 2016.  Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.



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