New mobile app modernizes prototype testing & management process for apparel and footwear market
LOS GATOS, Calif., June 23, 2016 – From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software, the leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for fashion, retail, luxury, footwear, outdoor and consumer goods companies, is pleased to announce the availability of its brand new Field Testing mobile app in iOS. This new app works seamlessly with Centric’s PLM platform or, alternatively, can be used as a stand-alone solution.
Centric’s Field Testing app is a new innovation and unique on the market. It is designed to help apparel, footwear and outdoor companies both track the usage and performance of prototypes and samples of clothing, footwear and hard goods.
Early stage prototypes are particularly costly; at times thousands of dollars each to produce. Prototypes and samples are typically tested in the field, especially for performance wear; worn or used by sponsored athletes, internal teams or others.
Humberto Roa, VP of Innovation at Centric Software explains, “Tracking the location and availability of prototypes and, ultimately wear tester performance feedback is critically important yet typically accomplished with a mishmash of methods. Centric’s new Field Testing app provides an innovative solution for product performance feedback.”
“Product innovation and performance are critical success drivers for companies,” Chris Groves, Centric CEO and President summarizes. “Centric Software was the first to bring mobile apps for PLM to market, introducing unprecedented agility and real-time reactivity while helping capture information that lies outside of the boundaries of traditional systems. Centric’s new Field Testing App is a unique example of how capturing data live, in the moment, is not only incredibly valuable but also a natural way of working. This app will help reduces costs while also improving product innovation and performance; which are ultimately keystones of great brands.”
“Our goal is to create powerful new ways of working to enable brands, retailers and manufacturers to become closer to their customers, create better products and grow,” ends Groves.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, luxury, footwear, outdoor and consumer goods. Its 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 Small Business 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. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.
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