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InterDesign Invests in Innovative Product Lifecycle Management Solution

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U.S. based housewares company establishes a single version of the truth for product development to improve efficiency and innovation with Centric PLM™

CAMPBELL, California, October 27, 2020 – Centric Software® is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, InterDesign.

Established in 1974 and based in Solon, Ohio, InterDesign is a housewares company that makes bath, kitchen, laundry, closet and other innovative storage solutions. They are a global entity with mDesign, an e-commerce brand and iDesign, their retail brand. InterDesign currently sells to 100+ countries with distribution in Ohio, Europe, China and Japan.

Due to the growing complexity of their business and the need to manage higher volumes of product at faster speeds, InterDesign enlisted Centric 8 PLM.

Radu Ghiorghie Design Director at InterDesign says, “The evolution of our processes is a mirror of our growth as a company from both the employee footprint and the complexity of our operations. With that growth, comes a cultural shift and in parallel, being cognizant of the continuous advancement of technology made us realize that we needed a strategic goal around digital transformation tools, which led us to PLM.”

Today, all their product information is in one digital, accessible repository, roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and there is total product definition at the front-end.

Ghiorghie says it is important to have “the ability to see where everything is at any point in time especially at the front end, where we really nailed the product definition and categories. All that information is now very well organized for product development. We are seeing these benefits immediately.”

How did Centric PLM provide the solution to get InterDesign’s data in order?

Read the full story

To hear it in their own words, watch the video series with InterDesign’s design director and engineer/subject matter expert, discuss the details of their digital transformation journey.

InterDesign (www.idesignlivesimply.com)
InterDesign® began as a housewares design company in 1974 with a core goal in mind—to offer innovative storage products for the home at a reasonable price. We design products that provide solutions for organizing your everyday living space. Our product solutions are designed for the bathroom, kitchen, pantry, closet, laundry room and more.

InterDesign is based in Solon, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. We have grown to be a global leader in housewares with distribution facilities in North East Ohio, Europe, China and Japan. We sell to over 100 countries across multiple continents.

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 Product Leadership Award in Retail, Fashion, and Consumer Goods 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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