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Epic Group Implements Centric PLM™ to Shorten Development Times and Meet Customer Demands

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World-class Sustainable Fashion Company chooses Centric Software® PLM to Become More Agile and Data-Driven.

CAMPBELL, Calif., December 7, 2021 – Epic Group, a leading  apparel and fashion company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Epic Group is a key player in the apparel industry. Starting as a major textiles trading house, then as a leader in sourcing quality fabrics, and since 2005, a state-of-the-art manufacturing company with facilities in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ethiopia. The company is dedicated to seeking out the highest standards in everything they do, from world-class apparel manufacturing and design services to innovative machinery that enables them to reach ambitious sustainability targets.

A combination of speed, efficiency, technology, design and innovation is essential for the group to meet ever-changing market trends and consumer demands.

Ranjan Mahtani, Executive Chairman at Epic Group explains how there was a lack of efficiency within some areas of the business, “Today, product development activities are mostly done through email exchanges and excel sheets. Tech packs are received under multiple different formats. We see work duplication and weak traceability in the current model.”

To support the integration of product related data, processes and business systems, Epic Group selected Centric PLM based on its cloud-based model, strong customer references and experience with OEM models.

“Centric PLM provides a single source of truth for product information and connects the various teams who work on the product, be it designers, technicians, sample room associates, sourcing and merchandising staff. Centric PLM’s built-in 3D connect toolbar seamlessly integrates with our current 3D capabilities too,” comments Mahtani.

“The digital fabric library and proper storage of data will allow us to re-use product information, thus saving a lot of time. We will increase productivity, become more agile and gain a faster turnaround for products. It will help us to create more accurate performance indicators, leading to a virtuous cycle of improvement.”

“We are delighted to be an important part of Epic Group’s digital transformation journey,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We are excited to work closely with such an ambitious and innovative organization, empowering them to meet the demands of their customers.”

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Epic Group (http://www.epicgroup.global/)

For over decades, Epic Group has been a key player in the apparel industry, first as a major textiles trading house, then as a leader in sourcing quality fabrics, and since 2005 as a state-of-the-art manufacturing company with facilities in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.

Our evolution speaks to our core principle – to relentlessly pursue better.

This means we are dedicated to seeking out ever higher standards in everything we do, from world-class apparel manufacturing and design services to innovative machinery that enables us to reach increasingly better environmental sustainability targets.

By combining speed, efficiency, technology, design, and innovation we meet ever-changing market trends and our customers’ demands with unfailing reliability.

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a Product Concept to Consumer Digital Transformation Platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods including cosmetics and personal care and food and beverage. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM™, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB focuses on core tools and industry best practices for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) offers highly visual digital board experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more as well as creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. Centric’s innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. 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, 2018 and 2021.

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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