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Aptos Expands Retail Technology Leadership in Asia-Pacific with Successful PLM Deployment at MCM Worldwide

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With Aptos PLM, the German luxury retailer streamlines and speeds up new product introduction

LONDON — June 26, 2019  Aptos, Inc., a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, is proud to announce its first PLM go-live in South Korea. MCM Worldwide, the global luxury travel and accessories brand, has successfully implemented Aptos PLM in its design function across all markets.

Aptos PLM is providing MCM with a streamlined view of its collection life cycle and is generating benefits including increased automation and coordination, enhanced design and development processes with greater efficiency, as well as improved buying.

MCM partnered with Aptos to drive operational efficiencies across the business to reduce product and material proliferation, enabling the brand to optimise the buying process of components and materials.

Following its successful implementation of Aptos PLM, MCM is also deploying Aptos Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP), which is now in the delivery phase. With the upcoming go-live of MFP, the company will benefit from more accurate collection targets while leveraging an integrated end-to-end interface for all users across PLM and Planning.

“MCM is ‘New School Luxury,’ and we are proud to work with such a global leader and their talented team,” said Noel Goggin, Aptos CEO and culture leader. “As Aptos continues to build its momentum throughout APAC, this successful project further confirms the value of our PLM solution for Tier 1 retailers, as well as our ability to drive process innovation and deliver on a truly global scale.”

About MCM (Modern Creation München)

MCM is a luxury lifestyle goods and accessories brand founded in 1976 with an attitude defined by the cultural Zeitgeist and its German heritage with a focus on functional innovation, including the use of cutting edge techniques. Today, through its association with music, art, travel and technology, MCM embodies the bold, rebellious and aspirational. Always with an eye on the disruptive, the driving force behind MCM centres on revolutionising classic design with futuristic materials. Appealing to the 21st Century Global Nomad generation – dreamers, creatives and digital natives – MCM’s millennial and Gen Z audience is genderless, ageless, empowered and unconstrained by rules and boundaries.

MCM is currently distributed in 650 stores in 40 countries including Munich, Berlin, Zurich, London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Middle East and other countries. For further information about MCM: www.mcmworldwide.com.

About Aptos “Engaging Customers Differently”

In an era of virtually limitless choice, sustained competitive advantage only comes to retailers who engage customers differently – by truly understanding who they are, what they want and why they buy. At Aptos, we too, believe that Engaging Customers Differently™ is critical to our success. We are committed to a deep understanding of each of our clients, to fulfilling their needs with the retail industry’s most comprehensive omni-channel solutions, and to fostering long-term relationships built on tangible value and trust. More than 1,000 retail brands rely upon our Singular Commerce™ platform to deliver every shopper a personalised, empowered and seamless experience…no matter when, where or how they shop. Learn more: www.aptos.com

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