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— PLM software improves visibility, speeds prototypes at Spanish footwear company —
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 17, 2015 – Victoria Footwear, the Spanish designer and manufacturer of men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software.
Victoria joins Camper, Cortefiel, MANGO and Mascaró as Centric’s fifth Spanish customer, and third Spanish footwear customer.
Victoria chose Centric 8 because of Centric’s reputation in the industry, experience with other European footwear makers, and the expertise of the company’s staff, says Liborio Sevilla, CEO of Victoria. “The solution is visually attractive and flexible enough to support the continuous changes that happen between collections.”
The Centric 8 PLM software will complement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project Victoria implemented over the past two years, adds Sevilla. “The ERP software does not help in the management of creative design. Centric 8 will help manage the ‘creative chaos’ at Victoria in a positive, directed way and let creative staff stay focused on creativity.”
The Centric 8 PLM software will allow Victoria to eliminate the use of spreadsheets to track product development and improve visibility for every style in every collection, says Sevilla. “Fewer administrative tasks and distractions will mean fewer iterations for samples and prototypes.”
“The Centric 8 PLM software for footwear companies will assist Victoria Footwear in continuing to create new on-trend collections every season while maintaining its emphasis on creativity, design and quality,” says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric. “Victoria’s staff will be able to implement and use Centric 8’s features quickly, achieving return on investment in a matter of weeks.”
Victoria Footwear (www.calzadosvictoria.com)
Victoria Footwear designs, manufactures and markets men’s, women’s and children’s footwear. The company, known for on-trend, stylish designs, produces canvas shoes that contain no substances that are toxic or harmful to health. All materials used in the rubber-soled shoes can be recycled. Based in La Rioja, Spain, Victoria posted revenues of more than €28 million in 2014.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile DeploymentSM methodology. Centric received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Red Herring named Centric to its North America and Global Top 100 lists for 2013. WhichPLM recognized Centric as the overall PLM market leader for fashion in its 2012-2013 Annual Review.
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