Multi-Category Retail Specialty Retail

Drive Efficiency and Strengthen Brand Presence with Centric PLM™

Deepen product collections. Increase product margins. Reinforce brand reputation.

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Build Customer Loyalty with Expert Innovation

Expert product knowledge, great brand reputation and curated customer experiences make specialty retailers unique. Specialty retailers thrive by providing a wide variety of products within a narrow range of categories. Deep product knowledge and curated customer experiences offer further opportunity for differentiation.

However, the growth of multi-category retailers, the rise of online shopping and new, disruptive brands means competition is tougher than ever.

Centric PLM supercharges the product development process for specialty retailers, fueling the development of high-quality, unique products that meet consumer demand, maintain brand reputation and reinforce USPs, even in today’s accelerated marketplace.

Collaborate to cut time to market

Connect internal teams and suppliers with one real-time source of actionable truth in a collaborative digital portal to get to market faster.

Make actionable decisions with personalized role-specific views and reports and a user-friendly interface leveraging up-to-date product information.

Unleash creativity and speed time to market by cutting tedious data entry and administration tasks and enabling teams to collaborate on the move with mobile and social PLM.

Co-create with suppliers

Issue RFPs en masse and evaluate and compare responses in a centralized digital space to effectively choose the best and most cost-effective suppliers.

Work with suppliers through the vendor portal to benefit from their expertise and handle costs, schedules, samples, quality testing and documentation.

Connect designers and product developers with suppliers to streamline co-created product development.

Optimize assortments

Grow and nurture a specialty market by managing private label materials, costing and product specifications more effectively.

Gain visibility and control of the product mix. Efficiently manage branded, own or private label products to meet changing consumer demand.

Plan assortments effectively, track in-season progress against targets and maximize performance for each SKU, even across thousands of lines.

Lower COGS and improve product margins

Manage, calculate and compare supplier costs, product margins and pricing. Link up-to-date financial data and ‘what-if’ scenarios to optimize margins.

Streamline raw material/ingredient buying and meet Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) easily.

Use templates and workflows to develop products faster. Modern Gourmet Foods saved six figures a year in project management time with Centric.

Build customer loyalty

Maintain brand reputation and defend USPs by using mobile inspection tools to ensure product quality and compliance.

Conduct onsite retail reviews with the Retail Review app to ensure every in-store experience aligns with brand values and merchandising guidelines.

Respond quickly to consumer demand and easily vary core designs, building on the popularity of bestselling products.

Expand brand presence

Leverage PLM data to expand into e-commerce and compete with subscription-based models, digital disruptors and brands personalizing products.

Manage pricing, labeling and packaging of products for multiple markets in various currencies and languages. Grow new regions and channels.

Attract and retain talent with industry-leading, intuitive PLM tools. Work smarter and get more done with the same resources.

Our Solutions

Discover what makes Centric Software® innovations so unique

  • Centric PLM

    Flexible, modular PLM with an intuitive Excel-like interface. Packed with market-driven innovations and retail best practices to optimize product development and launch from concept to consumer. Provides a real-time ‘single source of the truth’ for product-related data to streamline collaboration.

    Centric PLM
  • Enterprise Connectivity

    Everyday retail enterprise solutions such as ERP, PIM, DAM, e-commerce platforms, demand planning software, leading 2D and 3D CAD design software and more integrate easily with Centric PLM, empowering end-to-end data management and communication.

    End-to-End Connectivity
  • Retail Review Mobile App

    Review retail sites while connected with PLM in real time. The Retail Review mobile app optimizes the in-store experience by making it easy to assess visual merchandising and other brand standards during on-site visits, ensuring consistent and high quality customer experiences across all stores.

  • Quality Management & Final Inspection

    Establish consistent test standards, streamline quality control and enable safety and compliance tracking with the Quality Management module. Use the Final Inspection module and mobile app to maintain product quality by meeting AQLs and evaluation points on a per-product basis.

    Quality Management & Final Inspection
  • 3D PLM Connect and Adobe® Connect

    Connect Adobe® Illustrator and leading 3D CAD solutions like SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD and many more directly to PLM for seamless product and packaging design. Access PLM data directly from design platforms to kickstart product development, interact with 3D objects in PLM and reduce physical sampling.

  • Agile Deployment℠

    Centric’s Agile Deployment(SM) methodology delivers rapid, flexible implementation and the fastest ROI in the industry. Centric PLM can even be deployed remotely. Need to connect teams right now? Get a lean version of PLM up and running in just days with Quick Start packages.

    Quick Start and Agile Deployment℠
  • Centric SMB

    Cloud-based SaaS PLM solution for emerging enterprises. Streamline product development to make an impression in the specialty retail market and free up resources to take advantage of opportunities for expansion. Adjust PLM to suit your needs and easily move to Centric PLM as your business evolves.

  • Centric VIP Digital Workspaces

    Our visual, intuitive digital boards transform collaborative decision-making. Drive creativity and product innovation with the Concept Board, optimize assortment planning with the Merchandising Board and use Buying Boards for retail and wholesale to enhance assortment presentation and maximize sales.

    Centric VIP Digital Boards
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Specialty retail customers innovating with Centric PLM

“One of the things we’ve seen improve is that we now have just one repository. The information is there and it’s 100% accurate and visible to everyone at the same time. Centric helps us with this because we are guaranteed to have up-to-date and precise costs in real time.”

MARIA VIGLIONE,
Sourcing & Purchasing Manager,
Kiko Milano

“We had multiple divisions with work in progress and no consistency in the process. Communication with vendors and our team members in Asia was all via email. We had no central hub of collaboration and didn’t have visibility into the entire product development process.”

DOUGLAS ESTREMADOYRO
VP of Business Innovation
Four Hands

"We only choose to cooperate with the most innovative companies, and Centric Siftware is completely in sync with us on this point. As the world’s most prestigious digital transformation platform provider, centric software has rich experience in both the fashion and retail industries."

MR. WANG YAOMIN
Chairman
Sunwin

Centric is the market leader

12,500+ Brands Trust Centric PLM
700+ Companies
99% Customer Retention Rate

Make better a reality. Drive innovation and reinforce the brand presence of your specialty retail business now. Learn how in just 60 minutes.