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Download: Moving up the PLM Maturity Curve

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Are you wondering what – or what more – PLM can do for your business? Are you on track to gain the greatest value for your PLM investments? Thinking it would be great to benchmark your use of PLM against your peers and competitors?

Then this guide is for you.

Whether you are still planning or are already well along the path in your PLM journey, it is vital that you frequently consider the next steps to take to get the most impact and benefit from what has become an indispensable technology in the retail, apparel and fashion industry.

Today, the advantages of PLM systems are well-recognized by virtually every large retail and brand enterprise. But most new PLM purchases are now by medium and small enterprises, where these advantages are not yet as well known.

While PLM software is still best known for its roots and efficiencies it brings to design and product development, a growing number of fashion companies are realizing even more significant benefits by leveraging PLM data in sourcing, production, quality assurance.

After nearly four decades of use in the retail, apparel and fashion industries, it’s clear that PLM has grown to offer an extensive range of functionality. But how many of the available PLM capabilities do companies use today?

To answer this question, CGS developed the PLM Maturity Curve centered around the depth and breadth of the PLM deployments in the industry. With this in mind, CGS identified five PLM maturity levels to describe the current use of PLM in retail, apparel and fashion.

To find out more, download your copy of the guide here.

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Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for over six years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like the Annual Review, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.