24 April, 2020

The Björn Borg Group Scores Competitive Advantage with Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 24, 2020The Björn Bjorg Group selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management Software (PLM) as the backbone technology for all of its product-related activities. 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.

Björn Borg is building the #1 sports fashion brand for people who want to be active and attractive. The brand has a distinctive identity and a strong position in established North Europe in its dominant product area, underwear, while rapidly growing other sportswear product lines. With five product areas and sales in around 20 markets, it is essential to have consistent, long-term collaboration.

Mija Nideborn, Designer and Development Director at Björn Borg, says that data accuracy, communication and transparency are at the core of their decision to team up with Centric Software to support their aggressive growth strategy.

“With positive growth, higher demands on transparency and financial control, we outgrew our old PLM system. We had several manual processes and issues with data accessibility. We switched to Centric PLM for a seamless end-to-end workflow with greater visibility, leading to smarter and more strategic product decisions. We’re going for the most advanced and complete solution as possible.”

Centric PLM combines all product-related data into one easy to use solution. Teams can collaborate all over the world, identify top performing products and gain visibility on margins. “We’re improving ways of working and adopting best practices from the insights Centric PLM gives us.” says Mija.  “We want to be more effective as an organization and we want to be more reliable to our external partners. We see Centric as a business partner rather than a software vendor.”

Not even three months after signing, the Björn Borg team is live with Centric PLM. “Now with one source of truth our staff is very happy,” says Mija. “we’re able to rely on accurate data in real time, allowing us to make quicker and better business decisions and meet our high growth targets.”

“We are excited that Björn Borg has chosen Centric PLM as the best fit for their digital transformation needs,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We look forward to partnering with The Björn Borg Group in their ambitious growth strategy.”

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Björn Borg (www.bjornborg.com)

The Björn Borg Group owns and develops the Björn Borg brand. The focus of the business is underwear and sports apparel as well as the licensing of footwear, bags and eyewear. Björn Borg products are sold in around 20 markets, of which Sweden and the Netherlands are the largest.

The Björn Borg Group has operations at every level from branding to consumer sales in its own Björn Borg stores and e-commerce. Operations comprise brand development and services for the network of licensees and distributors as well as product development in the core businesses, underwear and sports apparel. The Group is also responsible for distribution of underwear and sports apparel in Sweden, England and Finland, as well as footwear in Sweden, Finland, the Baltic countries and Denmark.


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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