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Centric Software Brings Fashion & Retail PLM Innovations to South Korea


PLM market leader continues explosive growth in Asia

CAMPBELL, Calif., February 12, 2019 – Centric Software is pleased to announce that it is expanding its presence to Seoul, Korea, bringing market-leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to local fashion, retail and consumer goods companies.  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.

Now a must-have for brands, retailers, original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), PLM is the digital backbone of product design and development from concept to retail. PLM technology drives growth in the competitive global marketplace, streamlines operations and quickly gets innovative products to market.

The expansion reinforces Centric Software’s dramatic growth in Asia. The company opened offices in Shanghai in 2014, Tokyo in 2016 and Hong Kong in 2017. Centric boasts 54 customers in the region and intends to further develop its position as the PLM market leader in Asia.

“Centric Software will now be able to support South Korean fashion, retail and consumer goods companies with intuitive, easy to use, mobile and cloud-based PLM software,” says Fabrice Canonge, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Centric Software. “Centric PLM empowers companies to manage all product data in one digital solution with a ‘single version of the truth’ approach, meaning fewer errors, faster time to market, enhanced collaboration and better margins. It’s an essential tool for companies to keep up with trends in global markets and the changing expectations of consumers.”

Centric Software will celebrate with a launch event in Seoul on March 13.

Attendees will enjoy live demos of PLM solutions that drive innovation and growth at over 850 brands across the world, including Centric’s cloud-based PLM platform, over 15 mobile apps for PLM and Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) for touchscreen devices.

“We are very proud to announce our expansion in South Korea,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Since we entered the Asian market in 2014, we have gone from strength to strength, gaining market leadership in the region. The team in Seoul is looking forward to bringing Centric’s modern and mobile PLM solutions to retailers, brands and manufacturers in South Korea.”

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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 Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion, and Apparel 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.

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