Life is good® Selects YuniquePLM to Support Rapid Growth and Manage Diverse Product Offerings
(New York, NY, May 02, 2013) Life is good®, the Boston–based lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism, has selected YuniquePLM™ to organize its product development data into a single repository and improve communication and collaboration between the company’s existing design teams and its global suppliers.
Kevin Scheeler, director of technology for Life is good, said, “As a growing company, we quickly realized that managing our data across multiple spreadsheets, in multiple locations, was not the long-term solution. We needed a partner and system that would grow with us and enable us to improve our production processes. These factors, along with the ease of use we saw in YuniquePLM, made it the clear choice for Life is good.”
Life is good plans to roll out YuniquePLM to all areas of the company, including to suppliers. The company also plans to integrate YuniquePLM with its existing ERP system for tighter data connectivity and enhanced visibility across the entire enterprise.
Bill Brewster, vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Gerber’s Yunique Solutions business, said, “Beyond a system’s features and functionality, organizations need to have a certain confidence level working with their solution provider. In the case of Life is good, not only did we help them discover best practices, but the people and personalities involved on both sides all connected. This deep connection is what we strive to offer each of our clients.”
Life is good was founded in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts and offers more than 900 different items in 14 categories. Their products are sold online via Lifeisgood.com, six company-owned stores and in approximately 3,500 retail locations in the U.S.
The company with a positive purpose helps kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. To date, Life is good has raised more than $9.5 million for kids in need, principally through Life is good products, the annual Life is good Festival, and community fundraising efforts.
About Yunique Solutions
Yunique Solutions is the product lifecycle management business unit of Gerber Technology. YuniquePLM and webPDM software enables organizations to connect their creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost. These systems can help businesses of all sizes accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs and samples and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners.
About Gerber Technology
For more than four decades, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing sophisticated hardware and software systems to automate and more effectively manage the product design and manufacturing process. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries. Gerber’s products help users move faster, at less cost and with the highest quality.
Based in Connecticut, USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital. Visit www.gerbertechnology.com for more information.
About Life is good
Life is good® spreads the power of optimism and helps kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. The company with a Positive Purpose has raised over $9.5 million for kids in need to date, principally through Life is good products, the annual Life is good Festival, and community fundraising efforts. Please visit Lifeisgood.com for more details and spread optimism with #PositivePurpose. Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company.
About The Life is good Kids Foundation
The Life is good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by Life is good to raise money to help kids in need. The Life is good Kids Foundation directly funds the Life is good Playmakers program, which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. Life is good donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through The Life is good Kids Foundation.