Launch digital transformation with innovative, out-of-the-box, fast-to-deploy, agile Centric PLM. Centric PLM enables teams to plan, design, develop and manage the entire product portfolio on one single platform, including packaging, quality and compliance track and trace.
Bring more products to more markets faster with higher product margins.
Optimize new product development (NPD) and introductions (NPI)
Develop new or refresh products, expand into more categories and control Costs of Goods Sold (COGS) to grow product margins.
Centralize all product-related data to free teams from admin tasks like data entry to reduce time wasted and costly errors and mistakes.
Streamline supplier co-development, increase visibility and connect internal and external teams to complex, iterative processes.
Stay close to customers and consumers
Keep up with consumer demands. Centralize merchandise development and product portfolio plans to identify new products for development, bestselling products for carry-over and products to reposition.
Connect R&D and developers directly to merchandising teams and suppliers to improve ideation and collaboration.
Accelerate innovation with built-in product brief templates, ingredient libraries and connections with external formulation databases.
Optimize complex product portfolios for optimal SKU development and maximum product margins
Gain full visibility into complex product portfolios including both formulated health and beauty products and non-formulated goods to plan the right product mix for location and channel.
Make proactive, informed decisions to identify opportunities for new product development, carry-over, updates, refreshes and discontinuations.
Expand into new markets, run ‘what if’ cost scenarios and improve sell through/adoption rates.
Streamline supplier co-development and collaboration
Connect suppliers directly to Centric PLM through the supplier portal and create product briefs with detailed product specifications and requests for information such as buying price, minimum order quantities and lead time.
Manage supplier collaboration and product information including formulation, composition, ingredients, label claims, costs, packaging, quality control and more on a single platform.
Handle thousands of supplier proposals by issuing RFPs en masse and centralizing responses in one place. Track ingredients, costs and other performance targets against multiple formulation and sourcing alternatives
Create packaging and artwork briefs and manage proofs and approvals
Quickly and easily generate primary/secondary packaging, artwork and Point of Purchase (POP) briefs from templates including images, ingredients, label claims and more. Send to external agencies.
Ensure label accuracy with product specifications directly connected to label templates that automatically update as products develop and formulations evolve.
Connect 2D and 3D packaging engineers directly to PLM libraries while working in their native software environments.
Improve visibility to reduce quality, compliance and traceability risks
Centralize all product-related information, documents and history of stage-gate decisions for easier tracking, quality assessments and traceability.
React quickly to regulatory changes by tracking ingredients connected to each product. Link and aggregate compliance requirements by production region, supplier, formulation and more.
Facilitate assessments with audit templates, mobile apps and alert settings.
Built on out of the box, easy to use innovations, Centric PLM is a suite of interconnected modules that boost end-to-end product development efficiency and collaboration with full control of workflows, supply chains, costs and time from start to finish.
Centric PLM is the central hub for product information that easily integrates with existing systems like ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), e-commerce, PIM (Product Information Management), DAM (Data Asset Management), compliance software, packaging software and many more.
Eliminate costly and time-consuming packaging prototype development with 3D CAD software directly connected with Centric PLM. 3D capabilities within Centric PLM empower everyone, even those without 3D training or a 3D CAD license, to view, annotate, comment and share realistic protoypes for a complete 3D workflow.
2D packaging engineers can easily connect directly to PLM libraries while working in their native Adobe Illustrator environment and those with no Illustrator training can also comment, view, etc. This connection eliminates tedious data entry and admin task so the focus can stay on creativity and paying attention to detail.
Inspiration, competitive analysis, quality reviews, factory inspections and more happen beyond the confines of the office. Centric’s suite of Mobile Apps connect directly to PLM so teams can work from anywhere and at any time with no need to rekey any information once back at their desks. The time savings is huge!
Centric PLM has the fastest time to value in the industry with PLM deployments completed in months, remotely when needed. Centric’s unique Agile Deployment methodology is unique and optimized to leverage Centric PLM’s flexible, configurable, out-of-the-box technology with industry best practices that are built right in.