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La Maison Simons Innovates with Centric PLM

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Canadian retailer transforms planning and buying with Centric Software PLM

CAMPBELL, Calif., 18 June, 2019– La Maison Simons, the leading Canadian fashion retailer, 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.

La Maison Simons was founded in 1840 and is led by the fifth generation of the Simons family. The Quebec-based retailer employs over 3,000 people and sells an innovative mix of private-label and branded fashion and home goods across the world.

“We had to adapt to remain current,” explains Tanya Luongo, Business Analyst at La Maison Simons. “Working with Excel and emails was laborious and prone to errors. We needed PLM to reduce product development times, improve supply chain visibility, enhance budgeting clarity for merchandise planning and standardize our processes.”

Following an exhaustive selection process, La Maison Simons chose Centric 8 PLM.

As Luongo says, “Centric PLM is best equipped to map our internal processes while offering guidance on best practices. The solution covers the entire product lifecycle and can be integrated with our ERP solution. Centric’s impressive customer list and rapid growth were also important in our decision.”

After a smooth implementation using Centric Software’s Agile DeploymentSMmethodology, La Maison Simons went live on Centric PLM.

“Our imports team spends much less time entering data and feels that they contribute more to their real work,” says Luongo. “The merchandise planning module has transformed budget visibility from our ERP solution, enhancing our ability to plan and follow through effectively.”

“With Centric, we’re able to overcome every challenge, and my confidence and trust has grown in the Centric team. We look forward to continuing to work with the Centric team and strengthening our community using the Centric 8 solution,” says Richard Simons, Vice President of Buying and Owner at La Maison Simons.

“Innovation is in our DNA and the opportunities for future innovation with Centric are endless,” he concludes.

“We are delighted that La Maison Simons has successfully implemented Centric PLM,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “Their culture of innovation is a great fit for Centric and we look forward to collaborating further.”

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La Maison Simons (www.simons.com)

Simons was founded in 1840 by John Simons as a dry goods store in Quebec City and has since built its reputation on being an accessible and inspired fashion brand. Simons is led by brothers Peter and Richard Simons, who carry on the family legacy and brand’s commitment to cultivating creativity and building meaningful relationships with staff, partners and customers.

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. 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 and 2018.

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