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Fashion and Apparel Fashion Brands and Retailers

Get Market-right Products to Consumers, Fast with Centric PLM® and Retail Planning

Drive efficient planning, design and development. Produce the right products to optimize margins. Get rid of spreadsheets.

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Fueling Growth for Fashion Brands and Retailers

The fashion industry is dynamic and competitive. Consumers demand more exciting and personalized products, faster than ever, but are also seeking more ethical and environmentally sustainable options while engaging with multiple channels. There is more pressure for every SKU to be profitable and get the right product to the right place, at the right time, but it is impossible to make good decisions when working with piles of spreadsheets and emails — errors that can impact sales and consumer happiness while potentially damaging the brand.

Centric PLM and Retail Planning fuel growth for fashion brands and retailers by seamlessly linking the value chain together to bring more profitable collections of successful products to market, on point and on time.

Collaborate from anywhere to get to market fast

Cut out admin, data entry and emails for more efficient teamwork.

Streamline communication across teams in multiple locations and time zones to ensure a faster planning and production cycle.

Make collaborative, data-driven strategic decisions to respond with agility to customer demand, speed time to market and target inventory allocation.

Learn how ARMEDANGELS reduced time spent updating product data by 50%

Streamline workflows to do more with less

Embed seamless planning and product development processes. Specify and track who does what, when with built-in workflows and task alerts.

Get more done with the same resources. Apparel brand Barco increased their number of brands by 166% after implementing Centric PLM.

Gain unparalleled visibility into the entire product lifecycle with deep analytical and visual data.

Optimize sell-through and improve product margins

Deep dive into pricing, material costs and product margins with an end-to-end solution for financial and in-season planning. Optimize store and vendor replenishment and inventory transfers.

Enhance demand forecasting to reduce overproduction and optimize sell-through. A major fashion brand leveraged Retail Planning to improve operating margin by 5.6%, shaving off 250 basis points via reduced product promotions.

Improve supplier communication to reduce rework, eliminate mistakes and better manage tech packs, BOMs and production specs. Cut last-minute shipping costs, meet MOQs and negotiate bulk buys.

Innovate with integrated 2D and 3D design tools

Adobe® Illustrator Connect and Centric 3D Connect free designers and product developers to create original, trend-right, consumer-driven products.

Streamline sample reviews with mobile apps and 3D technology.

Optimized design and development empowers teams to develop and launch more products across more categories, fast.

Respect quality, compliance and safety

Quality control and auditing capabilities reduce risk by ensuring compliance with regional regulations and quality, ethical and sustainability guidelines.

Ensure supplier certifications are current and track supplier compliance across regions and components to take corrective action if necessary.

Track testing results and expiry dates with comprehensive product and component libraries.

Commit to sustainability and transparency

Track sustainability and transparency initiatives. Document how suppliers meet ethical and environmental expectations.

Transform sampling and packaging with 3D design technology. Fewer physical samples reduces waste, saves money and minimizes shipping impacts.

Augmented intelligence aligns demand and supply to manufacture demand-led products and get them in front of customers who want them, reducing over-stocking and wastage.

By fashion specialists, for fashion specialists

Our PLM and retail planning innovations are driven by our fashion customers, incorporating feedback from hundreds of successful implementations. Take advantage of built-in vertical-specific best practices with our highly configurable, flexible and scalable solutions.

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Our Solutions

Discover what makes Centric Software® innovations so unique

  • Centric PLM

    Flexible, highly configurable, modular PLM solution that streamlines end-to-end product development and launch from concept to retail. Constantly updated to incorporate industry best practices. Provides a single source of truth to boost productivity, collaboration, visibility and control.

    Centric PLM
  • Centric Retail Planning

    End-to-end planning solution with powerful machine learning tools and financial forecasting, merchandising and in-season planning capabilities. Manage assortments, maximize product margins and improve sell-through.

  • Enterprise Connectivity

    Easily integrate PLM and Retail Planning with enterprise platforms like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), e-commerce, PIM (Product Information Management), DAM (Data Asset Management), quality management software, 2D and 3D design software and more. Leverage PLM data throughout the business for greater efficiency.

    End-to-End Connectivity
  • Centric 3D Connect

    Connect Vizoo material libraries and many leading 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS and AutoCAD directly to PLM for seamless design work. Enable teams to view & comment on 3D renderings in PLM. Ideate fast, reduce physical samples and push photo-realistic products to e-commerce channels or in store.

  • Adobe® Illustrator PLM Connect

    Empower design and product development teams to access creative, technical and production details from PLM libraries, sketch and start building BOMs while they work in Adobe® Illustrator. Liberates creative teams to focus on creating original and innovative products that consumers love.

  • Centric PLM Mobile Apps 

    Capture inspiration, analyze competition, field-test products, control quality, audit factories and more on the go. Intuitive, social PLM-connected apps optimize UX and encourage collaboration. No need to re-enter information back at the office, saving time and resources.

  • Agile Deployment

    Quickly see tangible benefits, even during implementation, with the fastest ROI in the industry. Implement in months or even weeks, minimize total cost of ownership, simplify data migrations and update easily. Centric PLM can even be deployed remotely.

    Quick Start and Agile Deployment
  • Centric Buying Board

    Unique digital workspaces connect teams to collaborate and dramatically transform decision-making. Drive better collection management and maximize sell-through with the Buying Board for Retail. Create digital showrooms to transform assortment presentation and order capture with the Buying Board for Wholesale.

  • Centric VIP Concept Board

    Transform creative and collaborative decision-making in a visual, digital workspace. The Concept Board for Design connects designers to other teams to ideate, collaborate, drive product innovation and speed time to market.

    Centric VIP Digital Boards
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Fashion brands and retailers innovating with Centric PLM

“I can already see that our factory communication is a lot clearer. We’re building in the system, and simple things like automatically-generated style and fabric numbers are just clean from the get go. We were able to configure the tech packs exactly how we wanted. As each step happens, like the way fit comments are handled, it confirms that it was the right choice for the team.”

Vice President of Design and Product Development,

Centric is the market leader

12,500+ Brands Trust Centric PLM
725+ Companies
99% Customer Retention Rate

Make better a reality. Drive efficiency in your fashion brand or retail company now. Learn how in just 60 minutes.