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CAMPBELL, Calif., November 22, 2018 – Capa de Ozono, the Mexican fashion footwear company, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Founded in 1992, Capa de Ozono is headquartered in León, Guanajuato, the capital of the Mexican footwear industry. Capa de Ozono designs, manufactures and sells footwear, mainly for the teenage and young adult market and is one of Mexico’s largest fashion footwear retailers. The company sells through a network of 235 branded stores in 50 cities, and has over 300 wholesale clients as well as a popular online channel.
Seeking ways to reduce time to market, develop a more robust product development process and centralize product information, Capa de Ozono began looking for a PLM solution several years ago. As an affordable fashion footwear brand, Capa de Ozono needed a solution that would boost their ability to keep up with the demands of a fast fashion world.
Capa de Ozono selected Centric Software’s Centric 8 PLM solution in September 2017, citing Centric’s footwear expertise, the solution’s flexibility and additional features that enable Centric PLM to completely cover the entire product lifecycle.
Capa de Ozono’s PLM implementation project was completed within budget and on schedule in just 10 months. The company is now live on Centric 8 PLM and running their entire product development process on the system.
With Centric PLM in place, Capa de Ozono has a firm foundation for integrating existing processes and systems. Centric 8 will be integrated with the company’s in-house ERP system, and Capa de Ozono decided to standardize their design software to Adobe Illustrator so designers could enjoy Centric’s Adobe Connect capability.
A group of manufacturing suppliers will collaborate with Capa de Ozono using Centric PLM to share technical information and improve the quoting process, and the company is already expanding the use of Centric’s Calendar module to enhance specific quality control measures for footwear. Production departments are now able to use information generated by the design and development departments to validate products in advance, assess the feasibility of manufacturing new products and improve product quality.
“Now we have a vision of a centralized collection of both imported and domestically-manufactured products,” says Luis Hernández, Chief Operating Officer at Capa de Ozono. The administration of different departments is no longer isolated and we are able to plan activities based on established calendars.”
“We are very pleased to announce that Capa de Ozono, Centric Software’s first footwear partner in Latin America, has successfully implemented Centric PLM and is now live,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Capa de Ozono has exciting plans for integration and extension of our solution and we are looking forward to working with the Capa de Ozono team as they find more innovative ways to benefit from the power of Centric PLM.”
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone, and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality, and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM, including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award in Retail, Fashion, and Consumer Goods PLM in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
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