Home Décor and Furniture Furniture Brands and Retailers

Get more Consumer-responsive Products to Market Faster with Centric PLM™

Develop and launch innovative products. Hit home trends on time. Become more agile and sustainable.

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Efficiently Balance Form, Function and Fashion

Furniture trends are changing at a accelerating pace, driven by consumer demand for variety, the latest home décor that’s hot on social media and shifts in living patterns, such as the pandemic-driven move to home offices. Consumers no longer expect to wait weeks or months for furniture to arrive - in the world of ecommerce and almost instant home delivery, home furnishings are subject to the same pressures as fashion, retail and consumer goods in general.

As furniture companies respond with more product introductions, more often, across more markets and channels, maintaining a high standard of quality and sustainability while managing increasing complexity is a constant challenge. Brands that are renowned for technical engineering or robust craftsmanship need to retain their product integrity while reacting quickly to changes in the market.

Centric PLM is the answer to the question ‘How can we manage it all?’, helping furniture businesses become more agile and leverage data to get products that balance form, function and fashion to market, faster. With an effective PLM solution in place, furniture brands and retailers can boost product innovation, drive and track sustainable sourcing initiatives, deliver customized and made-to-order pieces more efficiently, expand product lines, manage more SKUs, improve supplier collaboration and increase visibility to optimize product margins and get more products to market faster.

Connect teams to speed time to market

Connect designers and developers directly to merchandising teams and suppliers to share the most up-to-date product information and collection plans.

Centralize all product-related data, replacing multiple spreadsheets, emails and siloed file storage. Streamline product sourcing and material buying.

Boost visibility and use integrated workflows to ensure timelines, quantities and quality will meet fulfillment commitments and speed time to market.

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Supercharge product innovation and variety

Use a real-time ‘single source of the truth’ to reduce time spent on admin and data searches, freeing teams to focus on value-added product innovation.

Create a wider variety of products for more channels and markets to reach customers where and how they shop. Compete with agile digital disruptors.

Employ innovative tools like 3D virtual sampling and PLM-connected mobile apps to develop original products faster while maintaining quality.

Manage more SKUs and increase product lines

Design, develop and track a wider range of products from standalone furniture pieces and sets to accessories, floor coverings, fittings and more.

Automatically mass-create SKUs for each collection. Eliminate errors, duplicate SKUs and time-consuming manual creation.

Engineering Change Management automatically identifies and mass updates affected products in response to recalls and quality or safety issues.

Improve product margins with cost control

Automatically calculate how potential product costs affect margins and pricing with ‘what-if’ scenarios. Improve financial decision-making.

Boost the efficiency and accuracy of product sourcing and/or co-creation with chosen suppliers. Launch and evaluate RFPs and responses en masse.

Maximize resources, increase productivity and improve collaboration while eliminating inefficiencies and errors to improve the bottom line.

Accessible, actionable data drives efficiency

Start building collections easily around themes, rooms, shapes, colors, materials and more. Add inspiration from anywhere with mobile and social PLM.

Centralize current and historic product data and material/component libraries so teams can develop collections using data from previous seasons.

Personalized views and reports enable users to slice and dice relevant information according to their role to make actionable decisions.

Build product ‘know-how’ and retain top talent

Store product information and innovation ‘know-how’ in one user-friendly digital knowledge base for easier succession planning and quick onboarding.

Create a repository of valuable brand knowledge to keep innovating and moving forward during personnel changes.

Attract and retain the best talent by providing digitally native teams with tools such as mobile apps, 3D CAD connectors and Slack integration.

Our Solutions

Discover what makes Centric Software® innovations so unique

  • Centric PLM

    Drive efficiencies in product development and launch with a highly configurable, modular, cloud-based PLM solution with built-in market-driven innovations and best practices for furniture teams. Connect teams with a real-time actionable ‘single source of the truth’ for product-related data.

    Centric PLM
  • Centric 3D Connect

    Connect PLM with top 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, AutoCAD and many more, enabling CAD designers and engineers to work seamlessly in their native environment. Ideate faster, push photo-realistic images to e-commerce and in-store, streamline sample reviews and reduce physical sampling.

  • Adobe® Illustrator Connect

    Enable design and product development teams to access creative, technical and production details from PLM while working in Adobe® Illustrator. Creative teams sketch, access materials and colors and start building BOMs in a familiar design environment, freeing them to focus on creating amazing products.

  • Vendor Portal

    Transform product development by connecting suppliers directly with Centric PLM. Take advantage of their expertise and handle costs, schedules, samples, quality testing and documentation. Issue RFPs en masse and easily compare responses to select the best and most cost-effective sourcing solution.

  • PLM Mobile Apps 

    Put the power of PLM in your pocket with 15 industry-specific mobile apps. From design inspiration to sample reviews, product testing, final product inspection, factory audits and retail storefront reviews, our apps capture and update information when and where you need it.

  • Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠

    Quick Start packages get lean versions of PLM up and running remotely in days not months to respond to market disruption, seamlessly connect teams and continue business-critical operations. Agile Deployment℠ enables rapid implementation, easier data migrations and the fastest ROI in the industry.

    Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠
  • Enterprise Connectivity

    Leverage PLM data throughout your furniture business to streamline end-to-end data management and collaboration. Centric PLM integrates easily with enterprise solutions such as ERP, PIM, DAM, e-commerce, CPQ, demand planning, leading 2D and 3D CAD design platforms and more.

  • Sustainable Sourcing

    Track regulatory compliance and adherence to sustainability targets with a transparent framework. Easily compare suppliers and materials to choose the most ethical and/or environmentally-friendly option. Reduce waste and document materials, chemicals, carbon emissions, ethical labor and more.

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Centric PLM Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠

Furniture customers innovating with Centric PLM

“We had multiple divisions with work in progress and no consistency in the process. Communication with vendors and our team members in Asia was all via email. We had no central hub of collaboration and didn’t have visibility into the entire product development process.”

DOUGLAS ESTREMADOYRO
VP of Business Innovation
Four Hands

“We chose Centric PLM to manage assortments, merchandise planning, sourcing and to streamline the supplier RFQ process. We now have centralized product data for hundreds of branded and private-label consumer goods and packaged foods products for better visibility, team and supplier collaboration and faster time to market.”

RYAN SHUSTER
Vice President of Global Sourcing
Big Lots

Centric is the market leader

5,000+ Brands Trust Centric PLM
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99% Customer Retention Rate

Make better a reality. Shorten product development timelines, get closer to consumers and improve efficiency in your furniture business now. Learn how in just 60 minutes.