(MIAMI, FL – January 22, 2013) NGC® today announced that Tibi, the New York-based fashion brand founded by designer Amy Smilovic, has implemented NGC’s PLM and ERP systems. Tibi’s designer collection is sold at over 600 retailers worldwide, including Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Harvey Nichols.
Tibi selected NGC’s fashion PLM and apparel ERP software to support the popular brand’s rapid growth. “NGC offered a comprehensive solution with both PLM and ERP, and that was very appealing to us,” said Alexandra Boet, CFO of Tibi, LLC. “There were various features that stood out when compared to other systems, such as calendars and alerts that allow us to manage the business by exception. Based on our experience with our previous software vendor, we also liked the fact that NGC has a regional office that can provide customer support.”
NGC’s fully integrated PLM and apparel ERP system has enabled Tibi to streamline business processes and productivity, helping the company improve its overall efficiency. “NGC’s software allows data from design, production, inventory, sales and accounting to live in the same repository,” Boet noted. “This reduces time and error related to system interfaces, enabling us to get reports that correlate to different areas of the business. This allows us to focus our efforts on analyzing data rather than inputting it.”
The systems have also had a positive impact on Tibi’s supply chain, according to Boet. “We are now able to electronically exchange data with our trading partners in a systematic way,” Boet said. “Most of our trading partners have been able to easily automate their processes, and this has eliminated the need for human data entry entirely.”
“Tibi is one of the bright young stars in advanced contemporary women’s fashion, and NGC is pleased that our PLM and ERP solutions are helping Tibi run its business more effectively,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC. “NGC is proud to be working with Tibi.”
Headquartered in New York, Tibi LLC (www.tibi.com) is a women’s young designer collection known for its effortless take on feminine dressing – clean, modern, and relaxed. Tibi dresses the woman who has a laid back, minimalist sense of style that is decidedly feminine. Tibi is sold at over 600 retailers worldwide including Net-a-Porter, Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Harvey Nichols.
NGC 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 by Inbound 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, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
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