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Launches VIP – Visual Collection Boards for Digital Devices

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Live time designs for PLM interactive product develop

Campbell, Calif., Cambell Cali. – July 24th, 2017


Launches VIP – Visual Collection Boards for Digital Devices

Live time designs for PLM interactive product develop

(Booth 39057)

Centric Software, the leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for fashion, retail, luxury, footwear, outdoor and consumer goods companies, is pleased to announce their new VIP Collection Boards with Get PLM Educated seminars at Outdoor Retailer.

Centric VIP is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions and is fully connected to PLM. Used by executives, creative, merchandising, product development, sourcing, sales and marketing teams, you’ll see a live demo of this groundbreaking innovation on a large touch screen.

Manufacturers have deadlines to meet, materials to test, and new products and collections to design. This is hard to do effectively using spreadsheets, emails, old systems and other silos of information to keep track of product information. Many goals are thwarted by time spent figuring out which spreadsheet version has the most current data. Inevitably errors, delays and stress levels increase. Costs are difficult to control. Products predictably miss market windows. Margins erode.

What the heck is PLM?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is your product development equivalent to iTunes® or Spotify® for music. Remember the days of creating playlists using a mixture of radio recordings, CDs and mixed tapes? Or think of accounting without Quick BooksTM? Likewise, PLM gives you a “single version of the truth” approach to line planning, global sourcing, calendar management, materials management, quality management, collection management, technical design and retail execution. The information your design team is looking at with PLM is the same information seen by your product team, sourcing team, executive team, and even vendors. (Hint: happy vendors = happy business)

PLM systems originated to meet the needs of the automotive and aerospace industries and were designed for complex engineering based products with multiyear lifecycles. For industries where product lifecycles are short and fast, these old PDM/PLM systems are inflexible and miss the mark. Centric PLM offers a new generation of PLM designed specifically to manage product lifecycles that are very short—often only months or even weeks long—and fast-paced. In fact, Centric PLM was designed and developed in the Silicon Valley and in trend capitals around the world in partnership with apparel, retail, footwear, outdoor, and consumer goods companies.

Below are four ways to get PLM educated. These brands did, and are happy to tell you about it:

CamelBak, Poc, Deuter, Crocs, Royal Robbins, Asics, Arena, Super feet, Norrona, 361, Bell, Orthovox, Burton, Nixon, Icebreaker and more. Packages are scalable to each client requirements. Register today!

Join Centric Software’s exclusive PLM Lunch & Learn session where we’ll unveil our latest new, game changing fashion innovation, Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP).

PLM Lunch & Learn Session: Centric Software’s Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) of Digital Boards Thursday, July 27, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Deer Valley Room, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek

In-Booth PLM Demo Sessions –

Centric Booth 38057, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Take a break and find out what Centric PLM is all about. Join us in our booth and learn how your biggest product development challenges can become a thing of the past.

1-on-1 PLM Demo Meeting –

Centric Booth 38057, times will vary. Ready to dig in and see more?

Preschedule a meeting with one of our Centric PLM experts.

Dinner with Centric at Squatters

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Let the beer and PLM conversation flow during dinner at Squatters Brew Pub, just two blocks from the convention center. Dinner and drinks are on us!

Centric’s events are complimentary, register to attend. Seats are limited!

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, luxury, footwear, outdoor 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 Small Business 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.

Centric Software Media Contacts:

Americas: Jennifer Forsythe, Centric Software,

Communications: Beth Cochran,