Luxury goods makers thrive on their unmatched quality and workmanship. Opulent, beautiful and unique materials drive and inspire product design and craftsmanship for final products that must delight a discerning consumer with high, and fickle, expectations.
The Centric team has developed rich best-practices from working with the most well-known luxury houses in the world.
Luxury brands, which have traditionally depended on quality, craftsmanship and exclusivity as selling points, are in a whole new world. The digitally-connected consumer has more choice than ever, and expects a personalized, seamless online and offline buying experience.
As luxury brands contend with changing consumer buying patterns and a growing field of emerging brands in addition to traditional competitors, high-end fashion & luxury goods businesses must employ digital solutions to streamline product development, speed time to market, harmonize brand DNA, optimize costs and balance creative expression with the business.
Luxury brands are cautious of technology that might compromise traditions in the face of market pressures. Recognizing the delicate balance luxury brands need to achieve between heritage and innovation, Centric Luxury PLM helps iconic luxury houses around the world to personalize products and experiences, drive creativity and boost their bottom lines without discarding traditional methods to keep up with the market.
Centric Luxury PLM empowers luxury companies to focus on the materials, designs and quality that will inspire the world and captivate customers.
product-related operations from the earliest stages of merchandise planning right through to product launch.
a true product database, including reusable attributes such as styles, colors materials, trims and more.
accurately cross-reference & analyze information across styles and seasons to control costs and optimize performance.
technical data sheets, patterns, grading and alterations using a single version of the truth to eliminate costly and time-consuming errors.
margins accurately by obtaining costing information early, as soon as Bills of Material (BOMs) are available.
quantities better to improve raw material ordering and meet minimum order quantities (MOQs), even for high-end and exclusive materials.
technical expertise early into the conceptualization phase to ensure cost effective and high-quality industrialization.
product information, assort geography/channel and share with local teams for high-value presentation at retail and wholesale.
presentation of assortments across multiple channels – wholesale, retail and e-commerce to ensure optimal retail value.
teams with modern digital tools that eliminate wasted time searching for product data, fixing errors and working with paper-based processes.
Capture upfront trend information on collections with Centric’s Capture It mobile app. Collect wide-ranging multimedia information from photos in-store, on the street or anywhere else of sketches, street styles, competitive garments or other items. Record audio notes and comments on design inspirations for creative teams, patternmakers, materials specialists or product developers. Or even take videos to capture ideas. Information collected with Capture It flows directly into Centric PLM and into the hands your teams quickly and seamlessly, with all details in one place. No more time wasted searching for attachments or cataloguing files!
Enable technical designers, garment technologists and product developers to review and give feedback on samples with Centric’s Sample Review app. Communicate notes, changes and other comments back to the supplier, sample or production team instantaneously with photos, markups, video, audio and the ability to attach photos to sketches.
Present collections to buyers with our Collection Book for iPad with a highly visual, clean intuitive look and feel. Pull styles from collections to curate offers for buyers and rest assured knowing that all last minute drops/adds, new colors/materials, pricing changes and even inventory levels, etc. are always included as information flows directly from the Centric PLM platform which can even link to ERP solutions. Take orders from showrooms, trunk shows or anywhere else in the world.
Transform buying and planning sessions and maximize retail assortment value with Centric’s Digital Buying Board. Buyers and merchandiser give early stage product feedback, dive into product details, build their buys for retail, wholesale and e-com with a beautiful, intuitive and highly visual interface that makes analysis and placing orders simple. Connects with planning systems and even non-Centric PLM systems.
How can luxury brands choose the right technologies to keep pace with a generation of digitally-connected consumers while retaining the heritage, craftsmanship and exclusivity that make them so alluring?
Learn how luxury brands can take advantage of the technology and innovation to generate brand excitement without risking heritage or quality.
Read our ebook on luxury and technology!
Discover why luxury brands are using PLM solutions to streamline operations, balance creativity with commerce and build supply chain transparency in this short article!
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Are you constantly trying to balance time and money to get products to market on time with healthy margins at the right price? Centric Luxury PLM can help luxury brands to stay ahead of deadlines and financial pressures.
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Luxury customers expect the ultimate in quality, craftsmanship and longevity. Find out how luxury brands use Centric Luxury PLM to control quality, track raw materials, optimize supply chains and more in this fun infographic.
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Eliminate the need to juggle independent data silos, reduce errors and free up precious time with PLM – no more version control issues and missing files!
Find out how in our infographic on breaking down data silos.
This iconic fashion brand reduced time to market by 15 days, cut data entry errors by 30% and gained control of margins with accurate, actionable information using Centric Luxury PLM including mobile apps.
This Belgian heritage leather goods brand improved teamwork, reduced errors due to bad information by 20% and now creates new styles 5x faster compared to life pre-Centric.
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