CAMPBELL, Calif., 20 August, 2019 – InterDesign Inc., the consumer housewares company, has selected 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.
Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, InterDesign is the parent company of iDesign and mDesign and sells bath, kitchen and home organization product solutions to over 100 countries. iDesign products are sold through brick and mortar retail locations, while mDesign is the e-commerce arm of the company.
InterDesign’s search for a PLM home décor solution was driven by their rapid growth and need to respond quickly to the market.
“The fastest-growing portion of our business is digital and direct-to-consumer,” says Christopher Quinn, President and CEO of InterDesign. “Every purchase is an opportunity to nurture customer relationships. Our commitment and need to consistently respond to evolving customer demand and trends as we bring to market new and innovative products is a cornerstone to our success; we were in need of tools to enable us to do that quickly and efficiently.”
Lauren Stark, Vice President mDesign at InterDesign, explains, “We were working with legacy systems and spreadsheets, but we lacked a cross-collaborative and cross-communicative platform. We need PLM to improve workflow efficiencies, delineate timelines and set priorities to keep us on the right path so that we can make critical decisions and launch new products, faster.”
InterDesign considered several options before selecting Centric 8 PLM.
As Quinn explains, “Centric PLM is highly adaptable, functionally intuitive and able to handle every part of the product lifecycle. The Centric team’s involvement is terrific, and they’re able to move at the speed we want.”
InterDesign selected Centric PLM to enhance product innovation and boost productivity.
“With Centric PLM, we can unlock innovation faster, by spending less time being distracted by handoffs, miscommunication and blurred lines of responsibility,” Quinn says. “We’re 100% focused on what we need to do to delight the consumer.”
“We are proud to welcome InterDesign on board,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “InterDesign joins a growing number of home décor and furnishing businesses that have selected Centric PLM, and we are looking forward to working with this dynamic, customer-focused company.”
InterDesign® began as a Housewares design and marketing company in 1974 with a core goal in mind – to design and sell innovative products for the home at a reasonable price. This goal is still carried out today in every aspect of the company’s mission. InterDesign designs product for multiple home categories including Bath, Kitchen and Home Storage. It is InterDesign’s objective to marry style and fashion with practical functionality providing high quality and stylish products that excite our consumers.
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions. Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
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