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Campbell, Calif., July 10 2018– Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Mud Pie.
Mud Pie was founded in 1988 by current CEO Marcia Miller, originally producing a small collection of ceramic gifts. Based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Mud Pie has grown to include thousands of “delightful gifts to inspire all of life’s sparkling moments”.
Mud Pie faced challenges associated with the growth of the business and reached a point where it became obvious that the company needed a PLM solution to support its design, product development and production processes.
Katherine Bennie, Senior Home Merchandiser at Mud Pie explains, “We were working in an outdated database system and using email and Excel to communicate with overseas vendors. As we continued to grow, we had difficulties keeping track of the product lifecycle in one place. We realized that we regularly wasted a lot of time searching through emails for one little detail from months ago that we needed to make an important decision.”
“Previously we weren’t even able to bring laptops to meetings since our database couldn’t be used on wifi. Now, merchandisers bring laptops and we do the actions we are talking about right there in the meeting rather than going back to our desks with a five-page to-do list. Designers can approve samples while we’re discussing them which means that everyone can work more effectively. The time we save allows us to focus on activities that help us grow.”
Mud Pie (www.mud-pie.com)
Mud Pie is a leading gift company, founded by current CEO, Marcia Miller in 1988. The company began with 10 living items and has since grown into an award- winning manufacturer of baby & kids apparel, fashion & accessories, and home pieces all designed to celebrate life’s special moments. Mud Pie is based out of Atlanta, GA and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores worldwide or online at www.mudpie.com.
Mud Pie products are created for the fashion forward gals, the entertainers, the home
decorators, the mommas and their little ones, and most importantly, for the ladies that enjoy the finer moments in life. From holiday happenings to every day celebrations, Mud Pie has a gift that is fit for the occasion across its three lines of product – Home, Kids & Fashion.
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 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
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