CAMPBELL, Calif., August 6, 2019 – NEMO Equipment (NEMO), award-winning designer of outdoor gear and accessories that are built to improve the experience of adventure, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for emerging enterprises, Centric SMB. 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 2002, NEMO brings the highest levels of design and engineering to the world of outdoor adventure sports. NEMO is based in New Hampshire and makes innovative, thoughtfully-designed tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp furniture and camp life gear. In 2017, NEMO won REI’s Vendor Partner of the Year Award and was ranked one of New Hampshire’s top ten companies to work for by Business NH Magazine.
NEMO has grown by an impressive 25% annually in the last 5 years, bringing significant challenges.
“We’re a seasonal business like many Centric customers and our biggest challenge is synchronizing product development timelines with go-to-market,” says Brent Merriam, Chief Operating Officer at NEMO. “Achieving that with spreadsheets, emails and other disassociated tools became unwieldy. We needed a centralized database of information to build our product development calendars.”
Following demos and reference calls with satisfied Centric PLM users in the outdoor industry, NEMO selected Centric’s PLM solution for growing brands, Centric SMB.
“We’re really excited that Centric has a solution for small-to-medium businesses,” says Merriam. “Centric SMB is intuitive to use and because Centric is very experienced in outdoor, we speak the same language from a product development standpoint.”
As Merriam continues, “The biggest initial impact will be having a single source of truth, with a materials library and Bill of Materials (BOM) library for current and historical product data. We’ll be able to predict material order quantities more accurately, improve access to test data for the quality team and evaluate whether materials are meeting our sustainability goals.”
“The Centric team has been very attentive and diligent, and we’re looking forward to kicking off the implementation,” he concludes.
“We are excited to announce that NEMO has selected Centric SMB,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “NEMO is a rapidly-growing company that recognizes the unique benefits of Centric PLM for outdoor and adventure brands, and we look forward to working with them.”
NEMO Equipment (www.nemoequipment.com)
NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear design company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. Recently recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility as a small business leader for the environment, NEMO’s Founder and CEO, Cam Brensinger, was also named one of the outdoor industry’s Best & Brightest – 26 people setting the outdoor industry on fire by Outdoor Retailer Daily in 2017. The brand has won over 60 major awards for its designs since its founding in 2002. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, hammocks, and furniture—is an outgrowth of their design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. Their team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.
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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