California

655 Campbell Technology Parkway,
Suite 200
Campbell, CA 95008 USA

Phone: +1 408 574 7802
Fax: 1 408 377 3002

Multi-Category Retail Home Improvement & DIY

Build a Digital Foundation for Growth with Centric PLM™

Optimize complex product assortments. Boost private label innovation. Speed time to market.

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Revamp your product mix to stay competitive

Connect and coordinate buying and suppliers to seamlessly manage thousands of diverse product SKUs from bathroom vanities to hand tools.
Launch and evaluate supplier requests en masse with one click. Source directly or co-create with chosen suppliers efficiently and accurately.
Use Engineering Change Management to automatically identify and mass update affected products in response to recalls and quality or safety issues.

Launch more products, more efficiently

Connect product developers with merchandise planners, buyers and suppliers. Save time and eliminate errors with a real-time single source of truth.

Manage pricing, labeling and tagging of products across multiple markets, currencies and languages.

Calculate, manage and compare supplier costs and product margins accurately, even with fluctuating commodity prices.

Optimize assortments and expand private label

See the entire product offering, seasonal merchandise plans and regional assortments. Slice and dice data with role-specific views and reports.

Identify gaps to fill with new private label products and quickly launch product development using templates, PLM libraries and supplier co-creation.

Optimize merchandise and assortment plans across all categories and regions.

Easily manage thousands of SKUs

See the entire product offering, seasonal merchandise plans and regional assortments. Slice and dice data with role-specific views and reports.

Identify gaps to fill with new private label products and quickly launch product development using templates, PLM libraries and supplier co-creation.

Optimize merchandise and assortment plans across all categories and regions.

Integrate with ERP, 3D CAD solutions and more

Connect seamlessly with Product Information Management (PIM), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), Adobe® Illustrator, 3D CAD solutions and many more.

Integrate easily with ecommerce platforms to quickly populate your ecommerce site with rich product descriptions, images, 3D renderings and specs.

Reduce data entry. Improve product data consistency. Boost digital sell-through efficiency and leverage PLM data throughout the business.

Streamline workflows and manage timelines

Define processes with built-in workflows, task hand-offs and notifications so nothing falls through the cracks.

Make actionable decisions with personalized views and reports. Get up-to-date information and collaborate with Slack integration and mobile apps.

Use calendar timelines and just in time ordering for customized made-to-order products.

Ensure quality and sustainability

Manage quality control, product inspections and factory audits with PLM-connected mobile apps and templates, accessible from anywhere in real time

Track sustainable and ethical material and product sourcing to meet construction industry environmental requirements and satisfy conscious consumers

Link regulatory and financial details to products/materials to keep up with compliance changes and tax incentives on environmentally friendly programs

Our Solutions

Discover what makes Centric Software® innovations so unique

  • Centric PLM

    Highly configurable, modular PLM with built-in market-driven innovations and retail best practices to drive efficiencies in product development and launch from concept to consumer. Streamlines collaboration by giving teams access to a real-time ‘single source of the truth’ for product-related data.

    Centric PLM
  • Product Sourcing

    Empower high-volume sourcing, enabling sourcing teams to compare suppliers, issue RFPs en masse, handle thousands of supplier design proposals and identify bottlenecks. Tackle sourcing challenges like margin compression, capacity constraints and maintaining compliance with ever-changing regulations.

  • Merchandise Planning

    Centralize merchandise development plans to gain visibility, establish targets earlier, track progress against the in-season plan with up-to-date sales data, identify under-performing products and optimize assortments faster. Connect suppliers and product developers with the merchandising team.

  • Centric PLM Mobile Apps

    Centric’s PLM-connected mobile apps enable teams to work anywhere. Use Final Inspection to maintain product quality by meeting AQLs and evaluation points on a per-product basis. Assess brand standards during on-site visits with Retail Review to ensure consistent customer experiences across stores.

  • 3D PLM Connect and Adobe® Connect

    Kickstart product development by connecting Adobe® Illustrator and leading 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, AutoCAD and many more with Centric PLM to drive seamless product and packaging design. Interact with 3D objects in PLM and push photo-realistic products to ecommerce or in-store.

  • Agile Deployment℠ and Quick Start

    Centric’s unique Agile Deployment℠ methodology gets customers up and running in months or even weeks to deliver the fastest ROI in the industry. Deploy remotely if needed, minimize the total cost of ownership and update easily. Get a lean version of PLM in just days with Quick Start packages.

    Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠
  • Centric VIP Buying Board

    Streamline buying sessions and improve real-time remote collaboration between central and regional merchandising teams and internal buyers with a highly visual digital workspace for decision-making. Review, manage and plan product mixes across markets, geographies and channels to accelerate sell-in.

    Centric VIP Digital Boards
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Centric PLM Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠ Centric VIP Digital Boards

Discover more about how home improvement and DIY retailers use PLM

“Before PLM, product development was done with a combination of Excel, Powerpoint, email and even instant messaging. There were too many issues with using these disparate systems and there are also differences in operations between the brands. Our main goal with PLM is to improve collaboration in order to reduce time to market and achieve alignment across product development.”

HENRY COSTA
Product Director
Lojas Renner

Centric PLM suits Riachuelo’s way of working. “It’s highly flexible and can deliver real integration between manufacturing and retail. Centric’s apps bring the mobility and speed we need to develop collections, quickly. The Centric team is focused on customer needs and building a win-win relationship.”

FLAVIA MARTINO
Trend Research, Product Design and Product Development Project Manager,
Lojas Riachuelo

Centric is the market leader

5,100+ Brands Trust Centric PLM
600+ Companies
99% Customer Retention Rate

Make better a reality. Manage complexity, drive agility and expand product ranges in your home improvement and DIY retail business now. Learn how in just 60 minutes.