23 March, 2020

Centric Software® Drives The Future of PLM with Amazing Innovations

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 24, 2020 – Centric Software® solidifies its position as the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader and celebrates both the company’s largest recent industry adoption by new customers and the release of Centric 8 PLM v7. The new innovations in this latest release define expectations and industry standards for the PLM of the future. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Centric Software celebrated a staggering 60% growth increase in 2019 and now boasts 370+ customers, 200 of which chose to adopt Centric PLMTM in the past few years. Recognized as the worldwide PLM market leader for the last four years, the company’s mission is to digitally transform brands, retailers and manufacturers across fashion, outdoor, home, luxury and other consumer goods markets to achieve business growth goals, drive product innovation and accelerate new product introductions. 35% of Centric’s customers have chosen to migrate to Centric from a competing PLM vendor, and Centric’s robust, easy to implement SaaS solutions have captured the attention and loyalty of customers looking for a PLM solution with zero coding, straightforward upgrades and innovative, industry-first features.

Centric Software was the first to produce an out-of-the-box PLM solution with Agile Deployment methodology, delivering implementation significantly faster and cheaper than any other vendor. First-ever PLM mobile apps were developed by Centric, and have now been adopted by over two-thirds of Centric’s customers. Centric was a pioneer in offering PLM innovations specifically for emerging brands with Centric SMB and developed PLM-connected digital boards for planning, ideation, development and buying with the release of Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP). Other key industry-leading innovations include the development of Skyline architecture to support up to 10,000 users and the industry’s first PLM for manufacturers to connect directly with brands and retailers. Centric has also devised 3D Design Connectors with all industry-leading solutions and the Final Inspection Module and Mobile App, which digitally transform the quality assurance process.

Continuing this tradition of innovation, Centric 8 PLM provides the pathway to streamline future workflows, enhance visualization and automate data flows with open connectivity to other best-of-breed software, including 40+ ERP solutions, Adobe® Illustrator and 3D design software such as Browzwear, EFI Optitex and CLO. Vizoo integration makes it possible to integrate material texture scans, reducing reliance on physical sampling.

Centric’s goal is to provide the ultimate in PLM innovation and best practice. With this new release, the company reaffirms its commitment to remain at the forefront of market-driven PLM development, focusing on usability and productivity to empower users and boost efficiency while maintaining a fun, intuitive user experience. Brand new features that will enhance collaboration, visibility and connectivity between users include PLM chat, which allows users to chat directly in Centric PLM and reference PLM content in order to engage with product-related tasks more fluidly in real time and offline. New color schemes are now available, enabling Centric customers to personalize the system and make it their own. As we work towards alignment with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), the latest version of Centric PLM enhances the user experience for people with visual impairments; new features include a dark mode for people with low vision and reduced visual clutter for improved readability.

“We’re proud to say that we have earned our position as the PLM market leader, but we never rest on our laurels,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “To keep our 100% track record of implementation success and 97% market references, we work hard to maintain customer loyalty and attract new innovation partners by developing industry best practices and market-driven PLM innovations. The latest release of Centric 8 PLM adds features and integration capabilities that lead the way for the PLM of the future – but our customers can enjoy them today.”

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Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer goods and home décor. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.

Centric Software is majority-owned by 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 in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software Inc.. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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