PLM for small business

Centric SMB modules, including mobile apps, are packaged in order to cover different aspects of the extended development process. The solution is rolled out with packaged configuration options based on industry best practices resulting in both a flexible and ultra-fast rollout.

Product Specifications

Centric PLM raises the bar for global collaboration in product development.

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Calendar Management

Ensure on-time, on-budget products, every time.

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Product Sourcing

Sync your entire sourcing team - anywhere, anytime.

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Structure specifications with improved information

Centric’s Product Specification module makes true collaboration a reality. It also improves the quality and structure of information so that it is accurate, easily accessible and consistent.

Features & Benefits

  • Minimize design and sampling iterations, errors and costs.
  • Assure products arrive on shelves in time to meet seasonal objectives.
  • Allow teams to spend more time on value-based work and less time on administrative tasks.

Ensure on-time, on-budget products, every time.

Centric Calendar Management helps align teams on key milestones and responsibilities. Get a real- time update on the status of all in order to resolve bottlenecks.

Features & Benefits

  • Deliver visibility into key milestones and action items.
  • Ensure on-time completion of tasks.
  • Provide each team with custom-made calendars.
  • Clarify product priorities.
  • Improve accuracy of materials, style and image information.

Sync your sourcing team – anywhere, anytime.

Product Sourcing can be a collaborative effort. Centric Sourcing enables supplier involvement and management at the earliest phase of the development cycle. From anywhere on the planet at any time of day, teams can identify and compare suppliers, assess financial implications, and track status and issues.

Features & Benefits

  • Develop high-quality products, quickly and accurately, with lower risk.
  • Reduce sourcing costs, improve margins and assure compliance, without adding resources.
  • Select vendors more efficiently with improved management and visibility of quoting, sampling and product selection processes.

Materials Management

Track material usage across product lines, seasons and departments.

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Track material use across product lines and seasons

Materials combines the buying power of the sourcing with the creative power of the design. Maintain true cross-departmental collaboration to develop and manage a complete materials library.

Features & Benefits

  • Centralize material specification data with a consistent, familiar and easy-to-use interface.
  • Ensure approved materials are available when needed.
  • Improve accountability.
  • Eliminate data entry errors.
  • Reduce lead times.
  • Lower supply chain risk by relying on sourced, approved, available materials.

Product Notes

Add searchable, editable notes to product inspiration images using Centric’s Product Notes Mobile App.

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Capture It

In the fashion industry, where a picture is worth more than a thousand words, the immediacy and accuracy of the Capture It for iPhone App can make all the difference.

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Material Sample

Enter material samples—with accompanying photos and notes—into a material sample library and track them throughout the material decision process.

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Mobile devices make capturing style ideas with high-quality photos easy. But the inspiration, thoughts and ideas behind the photos can become lost between the trade shows or buying trip and the office. Centric’s Product Notes Mobile App lets users add notes to photo files, attaching the information to the image in a searchable, filterable, usable format

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In the fashion industry, where a picture is worth more than a thousand words, the immediacy and accuracy of the Capture It for iPhone App can make all the difference. Images are uploaded directly into Centric PLM—anytime, anywhere—making them available for review, markup and analysis. Designers can instantly capture inspiration to include in trend boards and ultimately in product lines. Supplier sample evaluation becomes much more accurate and efficient. On buying trips, communication is faster, more exact and more visual.

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Centric’s Material Sample Mobile App provides a simple way to track materials through the sample validation process, and integrates this information into Centric PLM. Include photos—and accompanying notes—into a material sample library and after evaluation, it’s easy to promote selected samples (and notes) to the Centric material library.

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Sample Review

Quickly view and edit sample and style data with easy-to-use, robust editing tools on any iOS-enabled device

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Fit Review

Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App moves PLM into the real world where designers work.

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Switchboard

Capture image-based information from any source—drawings, doodles, measurements, other apps—and attach to information in Centric Small Business with just a few clicks.

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Companies in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury and consumer goods face a sample review process that is often tedious and repetitive. Eliminating the sample review bottleneck effectively speeds products to market and delivers bottom-line results.

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Teams often conduct fit sessions, take copious measurement notes and then return to their desks to enter the data into PLM. Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App takes a mobile device into the fit session to view and sort styles, and also to enter measurements and comments directly into Centric PLM.

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With Switchboard Mobile App, users can capture any PDF or image from another mobile app and incorporate that information into Centric Small Business. For example, designers can work with electronic drawing and measurement tools, sketchbooks and more. And, then with just a few clicks, their notes, doodles and sketches can be attached a style.

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