Footwear brand selects PLM software, cites Centric industry expertise and experience
Designers, collection managers, and staff from costing, materials, technical development, fitting, quality and industrialization will use the Centric 8 PLM software for footwear products. Camper users also will include the company’s internal product development teams that work in the off-shore factories.
The footwear company selected Centric after extensive vendor screening, explains Sito Luis Salas, chief operating officer at Camper. “Centric 8 is easy to implement, learn and use, is flexible, and will be able to support the continuous changes Camper experiences throughout the product development process,” he says.
Camper will use the Centric 8 solution to replace outdated PLM software and spreadsheets and to support a company reorganization, according to Luis Salas. The Centric 8 solution will provide “a single version of the truth” about products, enable improved internal and external collaboration during the reorganization, and more easily integrate the off-shore development team into all changes.
“Centric is excited to partner with Camper, a company known for over a century of innovative leadership in the footwear industry,” says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric. Camper valued the two companies’ shared culture of creativity and innovation, as well as Centric’s footwear industry knowledge and experience, he adds. “Centric’s innovative, out-of-the-box, configurable software—combined with Centric’s Agile DeploymentSM methodology—will help Camper in its ambitious organization and growth goals in the worldwide footwear market.”
Camper is a Spanish footwear brand born in 1975. One of the world’s leading companies in the casual footwear design industry, the company offers a wide range of unique styles for men, women and children. The brand is available in more than 300 Camper stores and 4,000 authorized points of sale in more than 50 countries. Camper is headquartered in Majorca, Spain.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile DeploymentSM methodology.Centric received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Red Herring named Centric to its North America Top 100 list for 2013. WhichPLM recognized Centric as the overall PLM market leader for fashion in its 2012-2013 Annual Review.
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