In this ongoing series (collected throughout 2012 & 2013), our editor examines PLM from the ground up, creating a complete picture of how technology has revolutionised product development for the fashion industry. Beginning with a tale of its inception, and building to a gaze at its future, this series is the perfect starting point for the absolute beginner.
Once you understand a little more about where PLM began, how it evolved, and how today it is used by many of the world’s premiere retailers and brands, you might be curious to learn how the available solutions stack up against one another. With our simple Comparison Tool, you can compare and contrast the capabilities of most of the solutions on the market today.
A critical tool in navigating any marketplace is speaking the language. Ours can be doubly difficult since it contains two sets of acronyms and buzzwords: one from the fashion side; the other from technical and IT. The odds are good that at some point in your shortlisting you’ll encounter a term you don’t recognise. Look it up here.