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A Marriage Made in Heaven: Maggie Sottero and Centric Software


Bridalwear business implements Centric SMB PLM solution on time and on budget in just seven weeks

CAMPBELL, Calif., November 20, 2018 – Maggie Sottero Designs LLC (Maggie Sottero), the Utah-based premium bridalwear company, has successfully gone live with Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for small to medium enterprises, Centric SMB. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Established in 1997, Maggie Sottero is a family-owned business with a multi-generational legacy in bridalwear. The company has expanded operations to three distinct labels, with authorized retailers in over 70 countries around the world. Its core line, Maggie Sottero, caters to the modern bride with a romantic and personalized vision for her wedding. The Sottero and Midgley line features couture styles for the fashion-forward bride, while the Rebecca Ingram line offers stylish and high-quality gowns at budget-friendly prices.

As operations have grown in recent years, the company has expanded and elevated its production management systems.

“The bridalwear industry is complex and ever-evolving—from keeping an eye on trends to the actual design process and, ultimately, launching a new collection to the public. We need continuous innovation in everything we do from the software we use to how we work with our supply chain in order to keep meeting the demands of today’s consumer,” says Tom Manning, President of Maggie Sottero.

“From an IT perspective, we chose Centric’s PLM solution because we knew it would improve our design and production processes by generating consistent data, repeatable processes and attention to details that will be used throughout the organization,“ adds Kary Burke, Vice President, Information Technologies at Maggie Sottero. “We also appreciate the cloud- and subscription-based framework. Centric takes care of hosting which saves us effort and investment.”

Maggie Sottero implemented Centric SMB in an impressive seven weeks, completing the project on time and on budget. The global bridal fashion brand is now looking forward to better visibility, speed to market and communication with Centric SMB in place.

“Because Centric SMB is geared toward market speed and visibility, we will have a greater ability to track trends, capture consumer attention and boost sales. This is a big-picture win for us—the Centric team has a lot of knowledge and knowledge is power,” concludes Manning.

“We are excited to announce that Maggie Sottero has completed a smooth implementation of Centric SMB PLM in just seven weeks,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Centric’s flexible and innovative solutions support different business needs, and the subscription-based Centric SMB was a perfect fit for Maggie Sottero. We’re looking forward to working with Maggie Sottero in the future as they continue to grow.”

Maggie Sottero (www.maggiesottero.com)

Maggie Sottero Designs is the culmination of a multigenerational legacy in fashion and bridalwear. Established in 1997 with the launch of its custom corset closure, Maggie Sottero Designs has continued to provide its incomparable fit and styling at a variety of attainable price points for today’s bride. The design house currently oversees three distinct lines: Maggie Sottero for the romantic bride with a personalized wedding vision; Sottero and Midgley for the couture bride; and Rebecca Ingram for the budget-savvy bride with a classic aesthetic. Maggie Sottero Designs is represented in fine bridal salons all over the world.

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

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 Leadership Award in Retail, Fashion, and Consumer Goods PLM in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 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.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.