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Get Your PLM Education at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Colorado Convention Center | Denver | January 25 – 28

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Campbell, Calif.- January 8, 2017 

Centric Software

Cozy up with Centric Software at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show and discover how our modern and mobile PLM solutions help companies accelerate product development, reduce costs and increase market responsiveness. Centric Software, the leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for fashion, retail, luxury, footwear, outdoor and consumer goods companies, can prepare you with the next generation of PLM. Register today, as spots are limited.

Get PLM Educated at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software provides a “single version of the truth” for all steps of the product development process: line planning, calendar management, materials management, quality management, collection management, technical design and retail execution, all in real time, in one program. With PLM, the information being used by a design team is the same used by product, sourcing and executive teams as well as vendors. Centric PLM is scalable for companies of all sizes and configurable for all products and ways of working.

PLM Lunch & Learn Session: 5 Things Before You Say “Yes” to PLM

Friday, Jan. 26, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency, Agate Room. In partnership with OIA.

Do you find yourself asking questions like how do I know if my company is PLM ready? What does my company need to know before we decide on a system? What obstacles do we need to consider?

Hear directly from industry experts who have asked themselves these same questions, implemented PLM and are now sharing what they have learned by explaining five fundamental questions that everyone should ask when considering PLM.


Dale Bathum, founder of STM Worx

A well-known figure in the industry for over 25 years, Dale started his career at Nike, founded Bite Footwear, and worked as Chief Product Officer at Crocs. He is co-founder of Evervan Group (serving brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, Columbia, Crocs) and now works with companies to help improve their speed-to-market strategies.

Colin Israel, founder of Black Ink Strategy

Colin has extensive experience in the Apparel and Outdoor industry, including roles as CFO, COO, CIO and GM. He brings a global perspective following expat assignments in Europe and Asia. Colin spent nine years at Deloitte in Strategy & Operations Consulting and Enterprise Risk Services, where some of his major clients included Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Google, Apple, Mattel and Qualcomm.

Jump into the Future with Daily In-Booth Demos

Jan. 25 – 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. Booth #56045-UL

Discover why Centric Software is the leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for outdoor, apparel and footwear companies. PLM is the backbone technology that drives all product related activities from design to sourcing to retail, resulting in streamlined operations and reduced costs.

Next Generation One-on-one Demos

Jan. 25 – 28 Booth #56045-UL

Craving a little one-on-one time? Book your personal demo and see Centric’s modern & mobile PLM innovations.

Get Social with Centric: Happy Hour at Stout Street Social

Friday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

Unwind, relax and dig in for a cozy evening of craft beer, creative cocktails and continued Centric conversations at Stout Street Social, an easy walk across the street from the show!

Seats fill quickly, Register now.

Centric’s events are complimentary but you must register to attend.

Centric Software (

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s 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 SMB 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 in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

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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Beth Law Cochran