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Centric Software PLM Enhances Adobe® Illustrator Integration with Adobe® Connect Update

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Newest version of Adobe® Connect empowers designers, speeds development time and facilitates creativity

CAMPBELL, Calif., 9 July, 2019 – Centric Software is proud to announce that version 6 of Adobe® Connect, the Centric innovation that integrates Adobe®Illustrator within Centric Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is now available. 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.

Seamlessly connected to Centric 8 PLM and Centric SMB PLM, Adobe®Connect enables designers and product developers to sketch, create colors and build out other details for design briefs and product specifications within Adobe® Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics app for sketching, illustration, logo, icon and typography design. Designers and product developers access product related information shared by other teams in Centric PLM such as details about colors, fabrics, trims and other materials but work completely from within the Illustrator interface. Creative and technical teams can seamlessly collaborate using the two platforms, using whichever user experience they prefer, empowering designers, merchandisers, product developers, sourcing and retail teams to work harmoniously.

In version 6 of Adobe® Connect, designers initiate styles and materials from within the Illustrator environment by working from templates or creating new items, speeding up and streamlining the process of beginning a new design.

“Adobe® Connect minimizes non-value-added work for designers so that they can focus on the creative and technical aspects of products,” explains Ron Watson, VP Product at Centric Software. “Designers upload files to Centric PLM to share across carryovers or similar products, eliminating the need to manage a separate file for each individual style. They don’t need to go into Centric PLM when they start working on a new concept. They can begin immediately in Illustrator while their work is seamlessly updated in PLM, enabling closer collaboration with other teams.”

“Centric Software’s Adobe® Connect makes it easier for our designers to focus on their creative work while staying in their preferred environment.  By seamlessly accessing textiles, fabrics and colors from within Centric PLM, our design teams have eliminated re-work and time spent searching for data resulting in shorter product development times for all of our collections.  The deep integration with Centric PLM offers a more streamlined experience while allowing increased collaboration across our teams,” says Jorge Mario Serrate, Chief of Solutions at Studio F, a leading Colombian womenswear brand.

The latest release includes many automations such as accelerating the development of carryovers, localization to meet translation needs, re-sizing images, colorway development and handy time saving improvements such as type ahead functionality.

“We are committed to creating market-leading, innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “The latest release of Adobe® Connect builds a seamless bridge between Adobe® Illustrator and Centric PLM that empowers designers without disrupting creative flow and ultimately shortens the product development lifecycle.”

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From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.  Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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