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Centric Software’s Easy Digital Collaboration with Personal PLM

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Centric 8 PLM v7.1 introduces an individualized PLM experience, enhanced 3D innovations and more.

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 28, 2020 – Centric Software® is proud to announce that the latest release of its flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric 8 PLM version 7.1, 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.

Centric 8 PLM v7.1 was developed in response to customer feedback and the evolving needs of the market during a time of unprecedented transformation opportunity. Digital transformation solutions to fuel collaboration are now fundamental, but user interface isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. Users can individualize their experience with Personal PLM.

Personal PLM in Centric 8 v7.1 furthers custom views, a long-time Centric Software innovation which enables users to quickly and easily create their own individualized PLM experience for a more efficient, data-driven way of working. A user-favorite for over 10 years, Centric PLMTM Custom Views have continued to evolve, and now with v7.1, are even more powerful.

Centric 8 v7.1 also introduces an interface redesign that enhances the user experience for people with vision impairments to extend innovation through accessibility and improve collaboration.

“Giving individual users flexibility to optimize and personalize their workspace in just a few clicks streamlines for even better productivity and improved efficiency while also enhancing user adoption and happiness,” explains Ron Watson, VP Product at Centric Software. “Version 7.1 reduces visual clutter so users can access the information they need, faster. The interface colors have been adjusted to be more eyesight-friendly and users can also personalize Centric PLM with a choice of fun color themes.”

Centric Software already introduced robust 3D features such as a 3D material viewer, 3D sample reviews and PLM connectors with prominent 3D design applications such as Browzwear, Optitex and CLO. Version 7.1 includes several new 3D innovations.

“Reducing physical samples and replacing them with 3D representations is quickly becoming the standard, enabling brands to reduce development timelines, become more sustainable and continue business-critical operations while working remotely,” explains Watson.

“Our latest innovations enable designers to create new, 3D colored materials directly in PLM without switching between their 3D CAD solution and Centric. Enhancements empower users to more efficiently create digital product samples and high resolution, photorealistic 3D models for e-commerce and marketing. Product development teams can now visualize simple color changes with the Centric PLM 3D Material Viewer allowing them to contribute to the 3D digital workflow.”

Centric 8 v7.1 also introduces updates to sourcing with Multicategory Quick Spec for retailers to drive product category expansion in more markets and regions, faster and empower business growth.   These enhancements were also developed hand-in-hand with Centric PLM customers.

“Multicategory retailers have hundreds of product categories with thousands of unique product characteristics, whether it’s the size of a lightbulb for a lamp, number of batteries in a toy or voltage and plug style of a toaster, as well as varying regulatory and compliance requirements in different geographical regions. We partnered with our customers to enhance solutions in Centric PLM for an even faster and more efficient way to capture that unique data in product spec sheets. Updates in Centric PLM enable users to personalize product characteristics quickly and easily to save time when creating their supplier requests. This makes product sourcing more accurate and more efficient so retailers can make sourcing decisions easier and move more products along for development, faster,” says Watson.

“We’re delighted to announce the latest release of Centric 8 PLM, making the user experience more dynamic, intuitive, personalized and streamlined,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “The ease with which users can collaborate in office or from home with Centric PLM every day has a direct impact on user adoption and happiness, productivity and ultimately, on business efficiency and growth.”

Learn more about Centric 8 PLM v7.1

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

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 new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.

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

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