Chinese womenswear brand implements Centric PLM ahead of schedule, anticipating improved efficiency and speed
CAMPBELL, Calif., 7 May, 2019 – HOPESHOW, a leading designer, womenswear brand in China, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. 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.
Founded in Hangzhou in 1995, HOPESHOW is a leading Chinese womenswear brand. HOPESHOW’s brand concept encourages contemporary women to discover their true self in their travels and enjoy relaxing moments in life. Ms. Liu Hua, the founder and current Chairperson of HOPESHOW, has been named one of the top ten fashion designers in China.
In recent years, many clothing brands in China have made breakthroughs in design and attracted global attention. However, the industry is encountering unprecedented challenges and apparel companies are finding digital transformation necessary.
HOPESHOW has taken a decisive approach to digital transformation and partnered with Centric Software to implement Centric PLM. The project establishes a complete data platform covering the entire product lifecycle, comprehensively improve design and R&D efficiency, shorten time to market and reduce inventory while also developing the brand.
More and more fashion brands have chosen Centric PLM to strengthen product R&D, drive digital transformation, improve internal and external collaboration and build a fast supply chain at the source. With Centric PLM in place, HOPESHOW will be able to provide consumers with the most efficient solutions and professional services.
The implementation took only four months and was completed one and a half months ahead of schedule. HOPESHOW’s business and project teams collaborated with Centric throughout the implementation to ensure the establishment of a standardized R&D process and the development of advanced business management concepts and methods.
“We’re delighted to announce that HOPESHOW has successfully gone live on Centric PLM ahead of schedule,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “This rapid implementation is a testament to the hard work of both the HOPESHOW and Centric teams and we look forward to continuing to partner with HOPESHOW in the future as their digital transformation evolves.”
HOPESHOW is part of Hongjin Industry. The group has two core brands: HS and NEELLY. With the aim of meeting the aesthetic needs of different women with differentiated design styles, HOPESHOW is committed to becoming a unique fashion group representing the strength of Chinese womenswear.
HOPESHOW has more than 800 stores nationwide and has entered iconic shopping centers such as Shanghai CLOUD NINE and Shanghai Shimao Festival City. HOPESHOW intends to expand further into shopping centers in core business areas in super first-tier and first-tier cities.
Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions. Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric’s 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 SMB 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 in 2018 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2016 and 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015, and 2016.
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