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March 13th, 2023

Yinger Digitalizes R&D with Centric PLM

Fashion group implements Centric Software solution to build resilience, improve efficiency and empower better decision-making 

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 14, 2023 – Yinger Fashion Group (Yinger), a major Chinese fashion leader, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.  Centric Software® provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.  

Yinger, founded in 1996, has developed a diversified presence across multiple industries by integrating investment, R&D, creativity, marketing and services. With six successful brands, Yinger now operates 15 regional sales branches and has a significant customer base, serving millions through its over 1,500 stores across China.  

The Chinese fashion industry has undergone significant challenges in recent years, but Yinger has responded by confidently pushing a digital transformation strategy with Centric Fashion PLM at its center. Yinger has implemented Centric PLM at the Yiner and Song of Song brands, aiming to connect supply chains to sales and unify design and R&D with a single platform for collaboration and access to up-to-date product-related information.  

“Centric PLM has brought us many improvements in our daily work,” says Mrs Wenhan Chen, Song of Song’s brand design department. “We no longer have to worry about information being lost as employees come and go. Processes such as R&D proofing and review have now been brought online. Thanks to the visualized management framework, we can supervise and manage in real time with clarity, saving us a huge amount of management time.”  

Mrs Xinyu Liu, a key user in the Yiner design department, says, “With Centric PLM, we can get an immediate picture of the progress of product development over three seasons. We can analyze the proportions of colors and types of clothes for the whole season in real time. All of this helps us better grasp the planning and more accurately carry it out.”  

Since going live, Yinger has achieved initial success in optimizing R&D, improving existing working methods and building information-based processes. Phase two of the project is set to begin shortly, and Yinger intends to expand use of Centric PLM across the group.  

“We are delighted that Yinger Group is already experiencing positive results from implementing Centric PLM,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “As Yinger enters the second phase of implementation, we look forward to working together closely to achieve Yinger’s goals and improve their competitive offering in the Chinese fashion marketplace.  

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Yinger Fashion Group ( 

Since its inception in 1996, Yinger Fashion Group has successively established six brands, namely YINER, INSUN, PSALTER, Song of Song, OBBLIGATO, and XII BASKET, hence establishing its large cross-industry diversified presence that integrates investment, R&D, creativity, marketing, and services, with a focus on fashion.   

Yinger Fashion Group currently has three industrial parks in Guanlan, Longhua district of Shenzhen, and Songjiang district of Shanghai. Operating 15 regional sales branches and more than 1,500 stores with millions of members across China, the group is hailed as a pioneer in internationalizing Chinas apparel industry to fuel the globalization of women’s clothing business in Shenzhen and even the whole nation at large.  ‘


Centric Software® (  

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance. Centric Market Intelligence, powered by StyleSage, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as HIGG. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.   

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions. 

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list several times. Centric Software also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade. 

Centric Software and Centric PLM are registered trademarks of Centric Software, Inc. In the US and other countries. All third-party trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. 

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