Fashion Sales Teams Can Use Information from NGC’s PLM and ERP Solutions to Create Catalogs, Look Books and Place Orders from iPads and Other Mobile Devices
(MIAMI, FL., October 2, 2012) NGC SoftwareTM today announced that it is extending the power of its PLM and ERP software to fashion sales representatives, through a strategic relationship with Threadvine Apparel & Footwear Solutions. Threadvine is a provider of sales tools that help apparel, footwear and accessories brands increase sales by engaging more effectively with their buyers, online and with mobile devices.
As a result of the seamless integration between NGC Software and Threadvine, NGC customers can provide access to NGC’s PLM and ERP solutions for their sales teams. Fashion sales reps can instantly get the product information they need from NGC’s PLM system – including digital assets, color swatches, size ranges, and product descriptions. In a matter of minutes, they can then create beautiful catalogs, visual emails, look books and line sheets with the Threadvine sales tool, and access the information from any location using iPads or smartphones.
Sales reps can also view real-time inventory and delivery information and place orders directly from their iPad or other mobile device, thanks to seamless integration with NGC’s fashion ERP system. The integration between Threadvine and NGC’s software provides a convenient, easy-to-use solution that changes the way that brands interact with their buyers.
“Through the integration with Threadvine, NGC is helping to revolutionize fashion selling by bringing the power of our PLM and ERP systems to fashion sales representatives,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC Software. “Our customers are excited that their sales teams can now take advantage of all the rich information in NGC’s solutions, and they love the simplicity of the Threadvine sales tool.”
“Threadvine is proud to be working with NGC Software,” said Ross West, president of Threadvine. “NGC’s customers represent a true ‘who’s who’ of the fashion industry, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to introduce the Threadvine solution to NGC’s customer base.”
About Threadvine Threadvine (www.threadvine.com) is a dynamic sales tool for engaging buyers with line presentations by email, online or using mobile devices. Buyers and reps can collaborate together to instantly place orders online. More than 100 brands use Threadvine including Nicole Miller, Adrianna Papell, Carmen Marc Valvo, Teri Jon, Amsale, DKNY, Kensie, Eric Javits and many others.
About NGC NGC SoftwareTM is a leading provider of PLM, Supply Chain Management, ERP and Product Testing software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC has received top rankings by many leading industry analysts and has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company byInbound Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Casual Male, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Lululemon Athletica, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA. For more information, visitwww.ngcsoftware.com.
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