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Premier Home Accessories Designer MYX to Implement BlueCherry® PLM


California-based MYX, Inc. will use BlueCherry PLM to enhance concept-to-order processes for its extensive line of photo frames and other decorative home accessories.

(NEW YORK, NY., 25 JULY, 2011) Computer Generated Solutions Inc. (CGS), a global leader in IT solutions, software and services, announces that decorative home accessories studio MYX, Inc. has begun implementation of the BlueCherry® PLM software suite at its Palm Springs, CA headquarters. The popular product lifecycle management solution will be implemented by the company as a standalone, best-of-breed PLM solution that will replace traditional office software tools and streamline the company’s design, product development, sourcing, and marketing functions. When fully implemented, MYX expects the fashion-tailored software to accelerate business processes, improve
collaboration, and enhance new product design.

According to MYX Co-Owner and Creative Entrepreneur Steve Pargman, “As a design-intensive business, we are challenged to track and manage information and processes for several thousand new products every year. After attempting to build our own software system, we recognized the value an industry-proven solution could bring to our company. BlueCherry will bring order to a traditionally unstructured process and make our entire design-to-delivery product lifecycle more efficient. The speed and accuracy that we will gain though the system will enable us to deliver greater value to our customers and increase our overall competitiveness.”

A premier designer and marketer of photo frames and albums, functional wall art, decorative storage, and other home accessories, MYX combines their innovative product design and development capabilities with deep knowledge and experience in Asian sourcing and manufacturing to serve a diverse client list that includes major U.S. home furnishings retailers. In-house product design and development teams are responsible for all fabrics, components, artwork, colors, storyboards, and product specifications. After sourcing and approving samples, MYX collaborates with customers and suppliers on products, costing, orders, and deliveries.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to partner with MYX in support of their business improvement initiatives,” noted CGS Application Solutions Group President Paul Magel. “The work that they have already done on defining their business processes and requirements will enable them to achieve greater and faster benefits from our design and sourcing software suite. The selection of BlueCherry PLM also positions MYX with a streamlined option to integrate ERP or any other components of the comprehensive BlueCherry Enterprise solution in the future. We look forward to working with this fine team.”

About MYX Inc.

Premier designers and innovators in the photo frame industry, MYX Inc. is a product design, development, and marketing studio that creates unique photo frames, wall frames, functional wall art, photo albums, scrapbooks, decorative storage and other decorative home accessories for Michael’s Stores, Aaron Brothers, Home Goods, Costco, Fred Meyer, and other leading retailers.

About BlueCherry

A fully integrated enterprise solution with the power to manage the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle, BlueCherry enables Soft Goods companies to streamline processes, gain visibility, reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance competitiveness. Comprehensive BlueCherry capabilities include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Warehouse Management (WMS), E-Commerce, Salesforce Automation (SFA), Business Intelligence (BI), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and more.

Long considered the most functionally-complete ERP in the soft goods industry, the BlueCherry enterprise solution leverages the latest Microsoft® .NET, SQL Server® and Silverlight® technologies to deliver a superior user experience and the lowest total cost of ownership for CGS clients. Learn more at http://www.bluecherry.com.

About CGS

For more than twenty-seven years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. Headquartered in New York City, CGS employs over 3,000 professionals in 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology and business services, and business process outsourcing solutions, including customer care, technical support and corporate learning & training. For more information please visit http://www.cgsinc.com.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.