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Fashion and apparel

Create Sustainable Collections, Speed Time to Market and Drive Growth.

Digitally transform product design, development and launch with Centric PLM™. Respond to market shifts fast, boost innovation and collaborate globally to cut time to market while satisfying eco-conscious consumers.

Discover how fashion, apparel and footwear teams orchestrate successful product go-to-market with Centric PLM

  • Brands & Retailers
  • Direct to Consumer
  • Manufacturers
  • Luxury
  • Footwear
  • Denim
  • Lingerie & Swim
  • Jewelry & Accessories
  • Eyewear
  • Leather Goods

The fashion business is complex. Streamline collaboration with Centric PLM.

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  • Boost efficiency with one version of truth

    Transform global, real-time communication and collaboration with a single version of truth for all teams. Enhance visibility for more strategic decision-making and faster execution.

  • Remove bottlenecks to speed time to market

    Cut manual work, duplication and errors, giving designers and product developers time and resources to innovate fast. Streamline every step from design to sourcing to supplier collaboration.

  • Connect and collaborate from anywhere

    Work remotely or in the office, online or offline. Capture inspiration and collaborate on the move with mobile apps, and even work in PLM from Slack, Teams and other social chat platforms.

  • Lower COGS and improve product margins

    Easily run ‘what-if’ costing scenarios to reduce supplier, shipping and production costs. Collaborate and
    co-design with suppliers to optimize margins. Do more with the same resources.

  • Drive sustainability and reduce waste

    Improve supply chain transparency and satisfy environmentally and ethically conscious consumers. Use resources efficiently and reduce the likelihood of unsold products to cut costs and waste.

  • Control quality with clear communication

    Create consistent product specs to ease communication and reduce costly rework. Handle complex compliance docs and factory audits. Monitor product AQL and easily compare supplier performance.

  • Increase product innovation and variety

    Optimized operations free teams to focus on innovative designs, new suppliers and new materials. Launch new product categories or collections across new channels and geographies.

  • Retain talent with innovative tools

    Engage employees with value-added activities by removing boring admin work and data entry. Modern, innovative processes let staff connect other digital tools with PLM and work from anywhere.

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4000+ fashion, apparel & footwear brands use Centric PLM to boost productivity, innovation and growth

“The powerful capabilities of Centric PLM and the professional abilities of the Centric team are impressive. Centric PLM will help our e-commerce team save time, improve efficiency, control costs, speed up R&D and new product launch times. The project will lay the foundation for future development.”

Mr Li
Head of e-commerce
3COLOUR

“Centric PLM centralizes all information, from the moment it’s entered, which allows me to locate size tables from previous seasons and just copy and paste if the product is being renewed - no need to rewrite everything. It really is a huge time saver.”

JESSICA
Night Designer,
Undiz

How does Centric PLM help fashion, apparel and footwear teams?

Our intuitive, out-of-the-box, cloud-based solution replaces spreadsheets and emails with one real-time version of truth. Accurately manage products from concept to retail, collaborate with suppliers and leverage reporting to respond to consumer demand, make strategic decisions and drive growth.

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Cloud-based platform

Connect people, products and processes to collaborate globally in real time. Eliminate version control and data entry errors. Ensure everyone from sales to suppliers is in sync.

User-friendly interface

Onboard users easily with visual and intuitive Excel-like interface. Delivers fastest time to value and highest user adoption rate (100%) and customer satisfaction rate (97%) in the industry.

Mobile and social PLM

Consumers won't wait. Neither should you, your suppliers and retail partners. Collaborate, update and work on the move with industry-first mobile apps and social chat features.

Personalized dashboard data

Give users the information, analysis and tools they need to make effective decisions and work efficiently. Slice and dice data for any role, fast. Specify and track who does what, when.

2D & 3D design integration

Cutting-edge Adobe® Illustrator connector and CAD-agnostic integration with major 3D platforms empower design and product development teams to use tools they love while connected with PLM.

Industry-leading innovation

Vertical-specific best practices meet market-driven Silicon Valley innovation. Make smarter decisions and streamline work with AI, machine learning, 3D, visual digital workspaces & more.

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Centric PLM

Cloud-based SaaS PLM with built-in industry best practices. Highly configurable and modular with mobile apps and market-leading digital boards.

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Enterprise Connectivity

Easily integrates with platforms such as ERP, e-commerce, PIM, DAM, quality management software, 2D & 3D design software and more. Leverage PLM data throughout the business to boost efficiency.

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Centric PLM 3D Connect

Connect major 3D CAD solutions like Browzwear, Optitex, SOLIDWORKS & CLO with PLM. Ideate faster, reduce physical samples, streamline sample reviews & push photo-realistic products to e-commerce.

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Adobe® Illustrator Connect

Empower design & product development teams to focus on creating original products. Sketch, seamlessly access materials, colors & styles from PLM and start building BOMs within Adobe® Illustrator.

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Centric PLM Mobile Apps

Capture inspiration, analyze competition, field-test products, control quality, audit factories & more on the go. Intuitive, social PLM-connected apps optimize UX, save time & encourage collaboration.

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Agile Deployment℠

Quickly see tangible benefits with the fastest ROI in the industry. Implement in months or even weeks, minimize total cost of ownership, simplify data migrations and even deploy remotely.

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Centric VIP

Digital workspaces to transform collaborative decision-making. Concept Board drives innovation, Merchandising Board hones assortment planning & Buying Boards optimize assortment presentation & sales.

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Centric SMB

SaaS cloud-based PLM solution for emerging enterprises. Expand retail and international presence, better manage product development and easily move to Centric PLM as your business evolves.

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Why is PLM essential for the fashion and apparel industry?

Fashion is one of the most challenging industries in the world. It faces the same consumer, geo-political and financial shifts that other industries experience. But fashion must also react fast to ever-changing consumer-driven wish and trends.

Remote work, direct to consumer & omnichannel, sustainability, brands with purpose and more are gaining traction. Consumers increasingly want access to transparent product and traceability information to ensure the brands and retailers they buy from are ethical businesses.

The internet has driven enormous changes in the fashion market. Now consumers can buy ultra-personalized products on their phone and have them delivered pretty much anywhere in the world, making their shopping choices essentially limitless.

It’s no wonder that fashion brands face three big challenges: keeping up a competitive pace, maintaining healthy product margins and ensuring on-point execution.

A fashion PLM solution addresses these challenges and more.

Power sustainable business practices with Centric PLM

Our solutions empower fashion and apparel businesses to drive, track and report on initiatives that have a positive impact on the environment and the people who create their products.

Successful sustainability policies deliver increased sales and brand loyalty among consumers who choose consciously.

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See it in action! Discover how fashion, apparel and footware companies innovate, collaborate and grow with Centric PLM.