Centric SMB is a cloud-based PLM solution for small and mid-sized businesses. Available on a subscription basis (SaaS), Centric SMB is proven to help speed product development, increase profits and boost efficiency. Have access to the same technology and industry know-how as global brands and watch your business grow.
“We needed a solution that was accessible from anywhere, available to us at all times and adaptable enough to grow as we did. Centric SMB was affordable, had everything we needed out of the box and the suite of additional modules made sure it would be scalable as our needs evolved.”
Everything you need in a PLM solution. Nothing you don’t.
Centric SMB gives you access to all the tools you need to gain competitive advantage by improving your products and streamlining process.
Speed & Simplicity
Implementations are ultra-fast; we’re talking a handful of weeks! Centric SMB is cloud-based so there’s no hardware to purchase or install, and upfront costs are dramatically reduced.
As a business grows so does the complexity of product development. Centric SMB scales with you, whether you make performance wear, footwear, leather goods, tailored apparel, denim, intimates or other fashion goods.
Inspiration doesn’t always strike in the office.
Collect ideas, manage product data and stay connected with mobile apps for Centric SMB.
Add photos to styles and materials, anytime, anywhere. A picture is worth more than a thousand words in fashion, and the Capture It app for iOS and Android gives you the power of immediate, accurate image capture on the move.
Grab images from anywhere and upload them directly into Centric SMB, making them available for review, markup and analysis. Designers can instantly capture inspiration for trend boards and ultimately product lines. Evaluating samples becomes more accurate and efficient. On buying trips, communication is visual, exact and fast.
Quickly view and update sample and style data directly in Centric SMB while working away from your desk with easy-to-use, robust editing tools on any iOS and Android mobile device.
Reviewing samples is often a tedious and repetitive process using paper versions of the tech pack to record results during fit meetings requiring information to be rekeyed when back at your desk. With Sample Review, developers and patternmakers can create style reviews, record notes, capture and share photos and changes with teams using Centric SMB in real time during reviewing sessions. Eliminate the reviewing bottleneck to speed products to market and deliver bottom-line results.
Bring SMB into the real world. With the Fit Review app for iOS and Android devices, technical developers evaluate physical samples, view and edit digital size charts and make notes in SMB in real time.
Fit professionals often conduct sessions, make multiple measurement notes and go back to their desks to enter all that data into PLM software. Bring a mobile device into fit sessions and save time by using Fit Review to view and sort reviewed styles, enter measurements and add comments directly in Centric SMB.
Add searchable, editable notes to product inspiration images using the Product Notes app for iOS devices. Merchandisers can collect ideas and competing product information on the go.
Mobile devices make capturing style ideas with high-quality photos easy. But the thoughts and ideas behind photos can get lost between trade shows or buying trips and the office or hidden away in notebooks and folders. Use Centric’s Product Notes mobile app to add notes to image files directly in Centric SMB so crucial information is instantly accessible to everyone who needs it.
Using the Material Sample app for iOS, material developers can capture material sample photos, notes and vendor information in a material sample library while traveling to kick off the sampling process.
Digital material sample libraries save physical space. Material developers can quickly add photos and notes to Centric SMB from any mobile device and track samples throughout the evaluation process. When a material is successfully evaluated and selected, it takes just a few clicks to promote selected samples (and notes) to the main materials library.
Designers can take Centric SMB wherever they go with Inspirations, a mobile app for iOS devices that captures photo inspiration on the move.
Snap a picture of an inspiring outfit, material, color or anything that sparks ideas, and add it to digital theme boards instead of physical foam core boards. Attach new images to related styles and materials in Centric SMB whenever and wherever you’re online. With Inspirations, designers can stay on top of trends and capture product ideas in the moment.
Capture, crop and publish paper sketches to Centric SMB with the Sketch Capture app, available on iOS devices.
Many designers still use pen and paper to sketch out design concepts and play with ideas for new styles and materials. When they’re ready to share their designs, sketches need to be scanned, edited and uploaded to a PLM solution. With Sketch Capture, designers take a photo of a sketch, automatically crop and edit it in the app, and upload it to Centric SMB in the background while they get on with what they do best – creating.
With so many PLM solutions out there all claiming to do the same things, what makes Centric different and why do so many great brands choose our platform over our competitors?
Ease of use
We know everyone who needs to use PLM isn’t always a technical genius so the front-end of our software is logical and enjoyable to use. Implementation is super quick and there’s no additional software to buy.
Our solution is built to be flexible so that you can purchase a solution that does what you need it to do. It’s fully scalable too, because as your business grows, so will your requirements. Brands of all sizes see amazing benefits from using Centric PLM.
Centric PLM replaces the processes that are slowing you down and replaces them with a single source of the truth. It provides a clear and transparent way to manage your products from concept to shelf so that you can meet deadlines and reduce costs along the way.
Behind our PLM technology is a team of talented individuals from all across the globe. We’ve got experts with in-depth experience across all industries and years of successful PLM implementations. Our job is to help you, and you’ll quickly understand that when you meet us!
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If your PLM software isn’t easy to use your teams won’t use it, so your company won’t reap the benefits. Give us 60 minutes and you’ll see why Centric comprehensive, out-of the box system is the easiest-to-use PLM software platform on the market.