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Pou Sheng Begins Long-term PLM Partnership with Centric Software


Leading Chinese sportswear retail company adopts Centric PLM for design to retail lifecycle management across its brand portfolio.

CAMPBELL, Calif., November 3, 2016 – Pou Sheng International Holdings Ltd , one of China’s biggest sportswear and casual wear retailers, has embarked on a long-term partnership with Centric Software. Centric is the leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for fashion, retail, luxury and consumer goods companies.

For more than two decades, Pou Sheng International Holdings Limited has sold high-quality sports and lifestyle products.  Today, the company employs around 20,000 staff and sells products like Nike, Adidas and other more than 10 international brands through more than 6,000 outlets in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Driven to further expand its  brand, – from product design and development, to merchandising and retail , Pou Sheng international LTD sought a partner who could offer proven expertise and experience and whose technologies incorporated the right blend of best practices and innovation.

“Our relationships with both local and international brands hinge on professionalism,” says Mr. Thomas Weng IT General Manager at  Pou Sheng.  “To continue to lead in our market, we need a partner who is also a leader; we strongly believe that Centric Software is the most innovative PLM vendor in the apparel and footwear industry and we are confident in our choice of Centric as Pou Sheng’s first retail PLM solution.”

Pou Sheng will use PLM to support its business need. Immediate benefits will include the standardization and optimization of the research and development processes, increased productivity and creativity in design, and improved collaboration and knowledge-sharing across internal and external teams.

“With such a strong local team and unmatched industry references, we see our partnership with Centric continuing for many years,” says Mr. Thomas Weng.  “We believe that rolling out PLM to all of our brands will deliver significant value to our retail and brand licensing businesses and allow our teams to work more closely with their suppliers.”

“We are proud to be considered a long-term partner and to play such an important role in supporting Pou Sheng’s growth as both a retailer and as a creator of branded products,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software.  “Pou Sheng is our 19th customer in the region and we are thrilled to continue growing in the region.”

Pou Sheng (en.pousheng.com

Pou Sheng International (Holdings) Limited is one of the leading retailers in the China sportswear and casual wear market. The company has been in the market for more than 20 years selling both sport performance and sport lifestyle products; and is listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and have more than 20,000 employees; and has over 6,000 points of sales through different distribution channels across China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Pousheng International has always been flexible and works closely with the leading international & local brands to grow the business together. Innovation and providing excellent service has always been the guiding business principles for Pou Sheng, we strive to strengthen our leading position in this market through omni-channels approach with quality products and seamless shopping experience.

Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods. Its 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. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.

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