MANGO Selects Centric Software as Strategic Product Lifecycle Management Solutions Partner
Spanish fast-fashion brand chooses Silicon Valley firm to help meet growth objectives
(CAMPBELL, Calif., Apr. 22, 2013) MANGO has selected Centric Software, Inc., as its strategic partner for its product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions.
“MANGO already is a knowledgeable user of PLM solutions and has a strong understanding of the productivity gains PLM systems can deliver,” explains Sergio Odriozola, MANGO’s product director. “Now, MANGO’s goal is to achieve benefits that extend beyond productivity, and deliver operating and strategic advantage.” To meet its strategic goals, including aggressive global growth plans, MANGO conducted an exhaustive search for a PLM solution partner to deploy worldwide. MANGO plans to deploy the Centric solution across users and external suppliers worldwide in Spain, Bangladesh, China, India, Morocco, Turkey and Vietnam.
“MANGO selected Centric as its strategic partner because of Centric’s demonstrated PLM product leadership, and its customer-focused culture and successful track record of innovation,” says Odriozola. “Strategically, Centric and MANGO share a similar vision in the development and use of PLM in the apparel industry. We feel comfortable that our two companies can grow and innovate together.”
The multinational MANGO also chose to work with the Centric PLM suite because of its ease of use and simplicity, and because of Centric’s unique focus on the fashion industry, according to Odriozola. “Centric’s products and consultants incorporate a deep understanding of the business needs of the fast-fashion market in their software,” he says.
“MANGO’s current business and future strategies are exciting, and Centric is fully committed to this innovative leader’s success,” states Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. “I am delighted that MANGO selected Centric as its PLM solution partner, and look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.”
Founded in 1984, MANGO is a multinational company that designs, manufactures and markets women’s and men’s clothing and accessories. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, MANGO operates more than 2,500 stores in more than 100 countries worldwide with a 11,200-member workforce.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 is a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile DeploymentSM methodology.
Global enterprises including AMG Services, Ariat, Aubade (CALIDA Group), Balenciaga, Bass Pro Shops, Beretta, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Black Diamond Equipment, Bravo Sports, Christian Louboutin, Children Worldwide Fashion, Christine Laure, Colmar, Crocs, DSquared2, Fox Head, HoMedics, INTERSPORT France, JD Sports Fashion, Kindy, KlimUSA, Le Coq Sportif, Longchamp, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Silver Jeans Co., Speedo, Sundance Catalog, Système U, TALLY WEiJL, Triple Aught Design, Uniek and United Stationers use Centric solutions to achieve revenue growth, reduce costs and deliver trend-right products to their customers. Centric is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
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