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5 August, 2016

Philipp Plein goes live with Centric 8 PLM in record time

CAMPBELL, Calif., August 9, 2016 – Philipp Plein, the luxury fashion house, successfully implemented Centric Software’s product lifecycle management (PLM) solution on time and on budget. The successful, fast growing fashion company is using Centric 8 PLM to develop its Spring/Summer 2017 collection only 3 months after the kick off of its PLM project. Centric is the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies.

Founded in 1998 by German fashion designer Philipp Plein, the luxury brand Philipp Plein develops menswear, womenswear, childrenswear as well as jewelry, accessories and a home collection. Today the Swiss company, headquartered in Lugano, counts more than 100 employees worldwide, has showrooms in Milan, New York and Hong Kong, and enjoys a significant global presence.

To support the brand’s fast paced expansion and booming success, Philipp Plein decided to look for a PLM solution.

“We selected Centric Software because we share a passion for innovation. Centric knows the luxury industry and has a wide portfolio of high end brands. They understand our business and values,” explains Corinna Barton, COO at Philipp Plein.

Philipp Plein is renowned for its creative and innovative designs as well as attention to detail. The designer uses expensive materials such as metal hardware and crystals to make the label’s creations unique. The company was looking for a way to better estimate these material costs, as they are significant.

According to Production Manager Daniele Montaguti, “We needed a better way to track and calculate material costs. With Centric 8 PLM our product development teams are able to precisely evaluate material costs and send very accurate requirements for prototyping and production; this is real a time saver,” he continues. “Negotiation with suppliers is also facilitated due to accurate information tracking.”

Philipp Plein’s teams are using the full Centric 8 PLM suite across the design, product development, sourcing and production departments in Lugano, Switzerland.

“We are happy to have met the challenge of implementing Centric 8 PLM in only 3 months at Philipp Plein. Our partnership is already resulting in streamlined operations and reduced time to market for this wildly successful brand, “ says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. “We are proud that Centric will continue to support this high-end brand’s amazing expansion across the globe.”


PHILIPP PLEIN is present in the most prestigious boutiques and department stores across the globe and boasts over 80 mono brand stores worldwide including flagships in Paris, Milan, New York and Los Angeles.

PHILIPP PLEIN is continuing its retail expansion strategy with openings in London, Atlanta and other major cities expected by the end of 2016.

Centric Software, Inc. (

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.

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

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