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Home Décor and Furniture Home Décor

Boost Innovation and Hit Trends on Time with Centric PLM™

Stay agile. Speed time to market. Collaborate with suppliers to create consumer-responsive products.

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Streamline Home Décor from Concept to Consumer

The home décor market faces similar challenges to other industries that are driven by style trends and rapidly evolving consumer behavior. Home décor companies have to stay on top of shifting consumer demographics and expectations, changes in living patterns, the influence of social media, demand for more sustainable products, the growth of ecommerce and the movement of digitally native brands into bricks and mortar.

How can home décor companies sell to more markets, distribute through more channels, keep up with the accelerating pace of the market, uphold sustainability standards and combat pressure on margins while maintaining quality and competing with big online retailers and nimble digital disruptors?

Centric PLM drives digital transformation for home décor brands and retailers, streamlining operations and driving efficiencies for a faster time to market and time to trend.

Collaborate to speed time to market

Connect teams to condense product development timelines. With Centric, home décor brand Uniek reduced new product set up time from 1 week to 2 days.

Streamline product sourcing and material buying by centralizing all product-related data, replacing multiple spreadsheets, emails and siloed data.

Increase visibility to ensure timelines, quantities and quality are on track to meet promised delivery and fulfillment commitments.

Read Uniek's success story

Increase product innovation and variety

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

Create a wider variety of products for more channels and markets to connect with customers where and how they shop and compete with disruptors.

Develop more innovative products faster while maintaining quality with 3D virtual sampling, artificial intelligence-enabled material searches and more.

Increase product lines and manage more SKUs

Design, develop and track a wider range of products from soft furnishings to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom accessories, DIY solutions and more.

Mass create SKUs by automatically generating SKUs for each collection. Eliminate errors, duplicate SKUs and time-consuming manual creation.

Use Engineering Change Management to automatically identify and mass update affected products in response to recalls and quality or safety issues.

Control costs to improve product margins

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

Launch and evaluate supplier requests and responses en masse. Source directly or co-create with chosen suppliers efficiently and accurately.

Drive down costs by maximizing resources, increasing productivity and improving collaboration while eliminating inefficiencies and errors.

Streamline workflows to boost efficiency

Centralize all present and historic product data and material libraries so teams can develop new collections using information from previous seasons.

Define processes with built-in workflows, task hand-offs and notifications so nothing falls through the cracks.

Make actionable decisions with personalized views and reports. Get up-to-date information and collaborate with Slack integration and mobile apps.

Onboard users quickly and retain top talent

Product information and innovation ‘know-how’ are stored in one 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.

Provide digitally native design and development teams with user-friendly, intuitive mobile and social tools to attract and retain the best talent.

Our Solutions

Discover what makes Centric Software® innovations so unique

  • Centric PLM

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

    Centric PLM
  • Enterprise Connectivity

    Easily integrate Centric PLM with other enterprise platforms like ERP, e-commerce, PIM, DAM, compliance software, quality management software, 2D and 3D CAD design software and more. Streamline workflows, seamlessly manage data exchange and leverage PLM data throughout the organization.

  • Vendor Portal

    Connect suppliers directly with Centric PLM to transform co-created product development, benefit from their expertise and handle costs, schedules, samples, quality testing and documentation. Issue RFPs en masse and easily consolidate and compare responses to select the optimal sourcing solution.

  • 3D PLM Connect

    Centric PLM integrates with many leading 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and AutoCAD. Transform sampling and packaging to reduce waste, saves money and minimizes shipping impacts. Kickstart product development and push photorealistic products to ecommerce and in-store.

  • Adobe® Connect

    Give product designers the power to sketch and start building BOMs directly from Adobe® Illustrator with access to materials, colors and more from PLM. Eliminates tedious data entry and admin tasks and liberates them to focus on creating original and innovative products that consumers love.

  • Centric PLM Mobile Apps 

    Centric’s PLM-connected mobile apps enable teams to work anywhere. Snap inspiration and send it straight to theme boards in PLM with Capture It, use Final Inspection to maintain product quality and assess brand standards with Retail Review to ensure consistent customer experiences across stores.

  • Agile Deployment℠ and Quick Start

    Centric’s unique Agile Deployment℠ methodology gets customers up and running in months or even weeks to deliver the fastest ROI in the industry. Deploy remotely if needed, minimize the total cost of ownership and update easily. Get a lean version of PLM in just days with Quick Start packages.

    Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠
  • Sustainable Sourcing

    Easily compare suppliers and materials in relation to sustainability benchmarks. Commit to sustainability with a transparent framework to reassure consumers. Track adherence to sustainability targets, reduce waste and document materials, chemicals, carbon footprint, ethical labor and more.

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Centric PLM Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠

Home décor 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

Make better a reality. Speed time to market and boost product innovation to stay on-trend in your home décor business now. Learn how in just 60 minutes.