Campbell, 31 August 2017, 2017 – Bottega Veneta, one of the world’s best-known luxury brands and part of the Kering Group, is successfully leveraging Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software is the leading PLM solution for fashion, luxury, retail, footwear, outdoor and consumer goods companies.
Before adopting PLM, Bottega Veneta had no single overview of its product categories and each line was managed in a different system. In 2013, Bottega Veneta chose Centric Software to provide the luxury house with a best of breed PLM.
Following a successful implementation, Bottega Veneta is now powered by a single product development platform that integrates processes and product categories across all in-house and external divisions. Centric Software PLM helps Bottega Veneta to leverage best practices, streamline and align processes between departments, and also unlock greater collaboration with external suppliers.
Essential activities across every product category – from technical specifications to sourcing, materials management to quality assurance and advanced reporting – now reside in the single solution which helps the different brand divisions to increase control, efficiency and visibility into product development.
“Centric Software and Bottega Veneta are committed to a long-term PLM partnership,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software, “Centric PLM is bringing this established luxury lifestyle brand efficiency savings and optimizations in time to market, and we look forward to working with Bottega Veneta for many years to come.”
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Bottega Veneta (www.bottegaveneta.com)
Steeped in the traditions of Italian leather master craftsmen, Bottega Veneta has nurtured a new standard of luxury since its foundation in 1966 in the Veneto region. Under the creative direction of Tomas Maier, it has emerged with a unique Italian art de vivre philosophy defined by four unchanging principles: outstanding craftsmanship, timeless yet innovative design, contemporary functionality, and the highest quality materials. The historical motto, “When your own initials are enough,” conveys a concept of individuality and confidence that now applies to a full range of collections for women and men: bags, small leather goods, but also ready-to-wear, shoes, jewelry, furniture, fragrances, eyewear and accessories.
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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