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1 December, 2021

Glory Apparel is in the Home Stretch to Digital Transformation

A knitwear apparel company elevates accounting and communication with Centric PLM™ 


CAMPBELL, Calif., December 2, 2021 Glory Apparel, a knitwear company selected Centric Software®’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric SMB for emerging enterprises. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, personal care, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Established in 1980 and headquartered in New York City, Glory Apparel produces knitwear and distributes it via a network of omni channel retailers. The company has offices around the globe including New York, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with factories in mainland China. They produce both private label and branded products, with an output of five million garments annually.

Claire Deng, Accountant/Financial Analyst and subject matter expert on PLM at Glory Apparel describes how the company used email, spreadsheets, pdfs and other documents for product development. “We spend too much time on internal communication and we want to make our work more efficient. So we wanted a system where we can organize all our documents and communicate with the whole team in a very effective way.”

Glory Apparel considered several PLM systems but in the end, after a compelling demo, chose Centric SMB due to its user-friendliness and functionality. Says Deng, “Centric meets all of our needs. We trust that Centric can help us to improve our efficiency, collaboration across all our locations and communication.”

Centric PLM touches many functional areas in the business: productions operations, product development and accounting. It provides transparency to those who need it. They are looking to gain visibility to their tech packs. Regarding the accounting area, Deng says, “I can get the whole picture of the entire process. That helps me with our accounts payable and accounts receivable process. I can track shipments so I know when to start processing payments.”

Chris Groves, president, and CEO of Centric Software says, “Glory Apparel’s longevity in the business is a testament to their business savvy. We are excited to be partnering with this global company in setting the foundation for digital transformation. Centric PLM enables them to achieve their goals of keeping their prices competitive and delivering high quality product on time.”


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Glory Apparel Inc. ( 

Glory Apparel Inc. is a global knitwear producer headquartered in New York City. The first factory was established in 1980 and quickly expanded to include additional manufacturing facilities in mainland China.

Glory Apparel Inc. currently has:

  • Four production locations
  • A total workforce of 300 employees
  • An annual production output of more than 5,000,000 pieces of finished garments

A significant amount of resources are devoted to product development and providing the latest trends along with prompt sample response.  Our focus is satisfying our valued customers by achieving competitive pricing, high quality and punctual delivery.  We also provide unique logistics solutions to meet every customer’s distribution needs.


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 and 2021.

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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