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For seven years, WhichPLM has provided the industry with our PLM Report, dubbed the ‘PLM bible.’ The purpose of these PLM reports is to take meaningful steps towards a greater and more widespread understanding of the fashion technology landscape – from the CEOs to the sourcing managers – and to present a unique, unbiased examination of its history, and its future.

Beginning with our 5th Edition Report, published in 2015, the format remains the same.  Each report opens with a scene-setting introduction from our CEO, and then collects a host of brand new editorial pieces. What follows are the results of our extensive ‘PLM project team and user survey’, providing the real experience of shortlisting, selecting, implementing and working with PLM day in and day out. We then delve into detailed profiles (and often advertorials) from the retail, footwear and apparel industry’s key PLM vendors. Our in-house expert advisors continue each publication with exclusive market intelligence and analysis; and we round off with a look into the future. ‘The future of PLM’, our closing feature each year, looks at how PLM (and fashion technology at a broader level) is likely to change in the next 1,3 and 5 years, and sets the theme for the next publication.

7th Edition: Intelligence Issue

WhichPLM’s ’7th Edition’ Report is now shipping! WhichPLM’s 7th Edition examines fashion’s transition to becoming a digital industry – in lockstep with a world that’s changing more quickly than ever before. Central to this transformation is the currency of data, and in a series of exclusive features (compiled from exclusive interviews with industry figures) our 7th Edition sets out to explore the critical difference between undifferentiated data and true intelligence, and to talk about how businesses can best understand the world around them.

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WhichPLM’s ’6th Edition’ Report is available to download free of charge! While our 2015 publication blended our traditional PLM market analysis and editorial with a special focus on 3D working, this year’s report marries the same degree of PLM insight to an extremely in-depth look at the Internet of Things as it relates to retail, footwear and apparel. Download or order your copy now by clicking the image to the left!


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5th Edition: 3D Issue

WhichPLM’s ‘5th Edition’ is now available to download free of charge! This publication contains exclusive articles from industry thought leaders, interviews with the vendors, customers and pioneers shaping the future of 3D for the apparel industry, the results of our extensive PLM end user survey, detailed profiles of key players in the PLM and 3D sectors, extensive market intelligence and more. Download your copy now by clicking the image to the left!

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AR2014 3D render slantedAnnual Review 2014

The WhichPLM Annual Review 2014 is now available to download. Containing more than twenty topical articles from industry thought leaders, the results of our most comprehensive end user survey to date, detailed profiles of key vendors, extensive market intelligence and more – all exclusive and never seen before. Download your copy now by clicking the image to the left.

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Annual Review 2013

With WhichPLM’s 5th Edition now circulating the globe, we have made our previous Reviews digitally accessible. In 2013, WhichPLM published our second official ‘Annual Review’. This publication followed our extremely successful Annual Review 2012. Download your copy now by clicking the image to the right.


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WhichPLM Annual Review 2012 Front CoverAnnual Review 2012

This publication replaced our popular Customer Survey. The pages had a much broader remit than anything WhichPLM had undertaken before. Our aim was to paint a complete picture of the industry – mixing our own expert insight, the results of a long-running customer survey, and some truly unique market analysis, with a collection of the best articles our contributors had created over the previous twelve months. Download your copy now by clicking the image to the right.

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Customer Survey 2010

This was the first customer survey of its kind to have addressed the concerns and needs of the apparel industry. The first customer survey of its kind to ask consumers what they truly thought of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. In March, April and May of 2010 the industry spoke, and we listened. Download your copy now by clicking the image to the right.