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Helsport Saves Time and Improves Accuracy with Centric PLM

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Campbell, Calif., September 5th, 2018 – Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Helsport. Centric Software, product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Helsport is a Norwegian family owned and run company, founded in 1951. From the very first sleeping bags developed in 1954, to the world’s first tunnel tent in 1970 and the lightest tents in the world in 2014, Helsport is synonymous with innovation in the outdoor market. The Scandinavian manufacturer first produced sleeping bags and tents for alpinism, expeditions and hiking before diversifying their product portfolio to include additional ranges of their core products and branching out into other outdoor gear. “Before Helsport started using Centric Software, they were using some other very simple PLM systems. But they weren’t complete,” explains John Atkinson, Development Manager at Helpsort.

Since implementing Centric PLM, Helsport have seen a marked improvement with product data accuracy and increased visibility into product development saving time spent manually entering and searching for information.

“So (now) we have Centric: one source, one place where everything is stored. It’s searchable, you can filter out everything you don’t need. I save a lot of time just not having to re-enter information per product. With Centric, the accuracy is improved drastically, which also obviously reduces time and that’s been a huge improvement for us in having one version of the truth,” says Bjorn Saetnan, Product Designer at Helsport.

“We can spend less time on paperwork or computer work; more on designing. Working with our suppliers, communication is a big part of designing the product so reducing that time to a minimum is a very crucial point and with Centric, we can get there much faster,” says Jarle Narud, Product Designer at Helsport.

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Helsport (

We are proud to introduce ourselves as Scandinavia’s leading tent and sleeping bag manufacturer. Helsport was established in 1951 and through the past 60 years, we have learned what it takes to make some of the best tent and sleeping bags in the world. We developed our first sleeping bags in 1954 and launched our first tent in 1957. Since then, there have been many great innovations in design details, fabrics and other materials. We created the world’s first tunnel tent in 1970 and have since set several international standards in development. It is with pride that we can say that we received our first design award in 1968 and, our most recent one, in 2013.

Centric Software, Inc. (

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Cloud packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.

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

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