Activewear brand selects Centric PLM™ to streamline product development, improve collaboration and speed time to market
CAMPBELL, Calif., December 22, 2020 – P.E Nation, Australian athleisure brand, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
P.E Nation was established in Sydney by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning. Since its launch in 2016, the brand’s range of street-meets-sportswear has expanded to include technical activewear, retro-inspired streetwear, functional snow gear, footwear and accessories.
The brand’s rapid growth put pressure on their design, development and production teams, P.E Nation concluded that PLM was the best way to ensure data integrity, and that Centric Fashion PLM offers the ideal solution.
“Centric’s ‘out of the box’ mindset makes sense to us, and Centric PLM’s visual presentation is crucial for creative thinkers,” explains Mark Rogers, Operations Manager at P.E Nation. “Centric will give us a single source of the truth. We will be able to create templates to save time and reduce mistakes, track supplier communication, better manage material usage, get away from complex spreadsheets, enable designers to work in Adobe® Illustrator while connected to Centric and more.”
Implementing Centric during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights its advantages, says Rogers.
“While we are unable to visit overseas vendors, Centric’s supplier portal will give vendors real-time updates, reducing emails and consolidating information in one centralized location.”
“We’re expecting to eliminate manual data storage and retrieval across multiple platforms. Our goal with Centric PLM is to streamline design, development and production, improve team collaboration, automate costing, scale processes more easily to ultimately speed time to market,” Rogers continues.
“We’d like to welcome P.E Nation on board,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “P.E Nation is growing at an impressive rate, and we are proud to provide a central digital platform that will underpin their future development.”
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P.E Nation (www.pe-nation.com)
P.E NATION was concepted in Sydney, Australia by Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning. Since its launch in March 2016, the brands’ street-meets-sportswear offering has expanded to include extremely technical active wear, nostalgic 90’s streetwear, performance snow gear, accessories, fashion denim and now, a basics range. Always in constant motion, and moving at lightning speed, 2019, sees the expansion of the product categories, exclusive capsules, many global initiatives and like-minded brand collaborations for P.E NATION.
The P.E NATION philosophy is centred around quality design and construction, whilst offering fashion forward, comfortable and fashionable pieces, specifically designed to take you from the studio to street. The brand reflects a sense of strength in unity and community, encouraging people to find their passion and flair and celebrate an active way of life.P.E Nation .
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, consumer goods and home décor. 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 new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.
Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mockup 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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