Chico’s FAS, Inc to add webView calendaring and task management application, part of Gerber Technology’s PLM Software Suite
(TOLLAND, CT APRIL 22, 2009) Chico’s FAS, Inc. together with its subsidiaries, a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items under the Chico’s FAS, White House | Black Market (“WH | BM”) and Soma Intimates (“Soma”) brand names has decided to implement Gerber Technology’s webView application and upgrade to the browser enabled version of Gerber’s webPDM to efficiently and effectively manage their product data.
Chico’s FAS will use webView in conjunction with Gerber Technology’s webPDM solution to enhance collaboration between vendors by providing a single source of data. Centralizing data will allow for accurate information to be gathered more quickly while reducing input redundancy and improving communications between all parties. Collaboration and productivity will be further enhanced through webView’s fully integrated calendaring and task management capabilities resulting in a highly effective solution designed to provide maximum user visibility for the entire Chico’s FAS team.
“We have been very happy with the existing Gerber products already in use at Chico’s FAS and believe the addition of webView along with the upgrade to the new version of webPDM will enhance our productivity, collaboration and visibility capabilities. All of our data will be in one central repository, eliminating silos of information that typically reside in emails and Excel spreadsheets.” said Kevin McIntosh, Director of Application Development and Delivery, Chico’s FAS.
Launched in October of 2008, webView is a component of Gerber Technology’s PLM Software Suite for the fashion industry. During implementation, webView will be mapped to Chico’s FAS business processes, while taking into account best practices in order to help them improve workflow, track fit samples, request quotes, calculate costing and gain heightened visibility through dashboards utilizing specific KPIs.
For more information on webView, webPDM and Gerber Technology’s PLM Software suite, visit: http://www.gerbertechnology.com/plmsoftwaresuite.htm
About Gerber Technology
Gerber Technology, a business unit of $640 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world’s leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics.
Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving a total of over 20,500 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.gerbertechnology.com.
About Gerber Scientific, Inc.
Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific, Inc. of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol. For more information, visit www.gerberscientific.com.
About Chico’s FAS, Inc.
The company is a specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items. The company operates 1,070 women’s specialty stores, including stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico operating under the Chico’s FAS. The company has 615 Chico’s FAS front-line stores, 41 Chico’s FAS outlet stores, 327 White House | Black Market front-line stores, 17 White House | Black Market outlet stores, 69 Soma Intimates front-line stores and 1 Soma Intimates outlet store. The company also conducts e-commerce on its brand websites, chicos.com, whitehouseblackmarket.com and soma.com.