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3 October, 2022

Dudley Stephens Automates Processes with Centric PLM to set the Foundation for Further Growth

Eco-conscious lifestyle brand digitalizes to ramp up data-based decision making 

CAMPBELL, Calif., October 4, 2022Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Dudley Stephens. 

Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, and founded in 2015, Dudley Stephens is a female-founded, family-owned company that produces apparel and accessories for women, children and men. From the outset, the vision was comfortable, stylish products made with eco-friendly fleece and other responsible materials. 

The company was using spreadsheets, email and PowerPoint for product development. They needed to track fabrics and materials to ensure that their components are environmentally responsible. Says Lauren Stephens, CEO and co-founder, “Our environmental mission is extremely important to our customers. We listen to their feedback.” 

And with growth accelerating, it made sense to put a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution in place to have one central repository for all product data. Stephens says, “With our company and our growth, we got to the point where we absolutely couldn’t keep up with it anymore. When we hit that point, we brought Centric on.”  

Dudley Stephens selected Centric PLM to improve efficiency and make informed, data-driven decisions. Stephens says, “There are so many decisions to be made and we like to make decisions quickly.” Kaki McGrath, co-founder and COO concurs, “Quick decision-making is so important. We always talk about how we need to be doers, and not just sit and think, because then nothing gets done.”   

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Dudley Stephens ( 

Dudley Stephens is a collection of ready-to-wear everyday pieces reimagined with elevated styling and created using innovative recycled fabrics—fleece and beyond. The brand’s original designs uniquely combine timeless appeal with a modern aesthetic to deliver ultimate outfitting ease and effortless chic. Launched in 2015 by sisters Lauren Stephens and Kaki McGrath with their mother, Bonnie, the line has grown from the signature collar and considered details of the flagship Cobble Hill Turtleneck, to tops, dresses, outerwear and accessories for women, children and men. For more information, please visit 


About Centric Software ( 

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a Product Concept to Replenishment Digital Transformation Platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics and consumer goods including cosmetics and personal care and food and beverage. Centric’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 Innovation Platform (CVIP) offers highly visual digital board experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Retail Planning is an innovative, cloud-native solution powered by Armonica Retail S.R.L., that delivers an end-to-end retail planning process designed to maximize retail business performance. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more as well as creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. Centric’s innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.   

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, 2018, 2021 and 2022.   

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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