PTC leads the PLM industry for retail, footwear and apparel. Since introducing the world’s first fully-web-based PLM solution, we have become a trusted PLM partner to over 140 iconic apparel, footwear, fashion, and retail customers and more than 500 brands that use our FlexPLM platform to create amazing products.
Today, in excess of 185,000 people use PTC FlexPLM on a daily basis – with more than 42,000 of them in the global supply chain. We support them with a worldwide army of dedicated retail specialists, on the ground in every major fashion hub.
Within the last 12 months, our PLM user base grew by 20% and we partnered with several landmark retailers – securing our status as the retail industry’s most widely-used PLM solution by far, as reported in the WhichPLM Buyer’s Guide.
PLM that performs.
Our customers typically have complex needs: multiple product categories, multinational operations, massive scale, a global supply chain, and a range of different market pressures bearing down on them. They select PTC because we’ve proven we can meet those needs; we work with household names that demonstrate our ability to perform in the most challenging environments.
Together with our customers, we constantly push the envelope in areas like digital product creation – including the first native and embedded integration between PLM and leading 3D solution Browzwear – Augmented Reality, Digital Storyboards, and Brand-to-Factory Connectivity. We provide these cutting-edge developments as part of our Retail Digital Transformation Platform, built on FlexPLM, making the latest innovations accessible to everyone.
And PTC’s partnerships last. Our existing customers install more new PLM licenses in a year than other PLM vendors have implemented in their entire lifespans. In the last 12 months alone, more than 20 PTC customers were upgraded to the latest version of FlexPLM – giving them an instant onramp to the latest functionality and innovations at a low, inclusive cost. And every PTC customer has the opportunity to join our unique Retail User Community, to share skills and ideas, and influence the future development of our PLM platform and other solutions.
First to the future.
PTC prides itself on doing the unprecedented, and we have a history of firsts!
But don’t take our word for it. Read the WhichPLM Report on LiveWorx 2019, our largest event to date, to see our trademark attitude to innovation in action, and to get a glimpse of where PTC’s dedicated Retail Business Unit is taking the future of fashion and retail technology.
The PTC FlexPLM platform is constantly evolving to address today’s market pressures, and to prepare our customers to seize tomorrow’s opportunities.
Digital-native consumers expect new, fashionable products in record time. For brands and retailers, this puts a huge emphasis on agility and innovation. Using PTC FlexPLM, brands like Adidas can accelerate their time to market by up to 40% – putting the best possible products in consumer’s hands, faster than ever.
Need to improve your speed to market? See how FlexPLM can help.
Key to creating products that look and perform their best, without spiraling costs, are new technologies that enable digital product creation – particularly 3D. By pioneering a native, embedded integration between FlexPLM and leading 3D solution Browzwear, as well as offering links to other specialist 3D solutions for footwear and apparel, PTC has helped companies like Deckers reduce their sample costs by up to 35%.
Would you like to improve the creativity and efficiency of your design teams? See how FlexPLM can help.
No brand or retailer can be truly agile without close, seamless collaboration with its key suppliers. While other PLM vendors choose to hide the number of agents, factories, and vendors who actively use their solutions, PTC is proud to say that more than 42,000 FlexPLM users are supply chain users. Using FlexPLM to share ideas and data with their suppliers, brands like Brooks Brothers can make more cost-effective decisions, and improve margins by up to 10%.
Looking to strengthen working relationships with your key suppliers? See how FlexPLM can help.
Almost every large retailer manages multiple product categories, and often multiple brands. Other PLM solutions only support this through bespoke customization work – at a high cost. PTC FlexPLM can be configured for any number of different product types, no matter how complex.
Struggling to manage multiple brands and product categories? See how FlexPLM can help.
Looking to start a new PLM project, or replace an existing solution that fell short? See how FlexPLM can help.
FlexPLM in the news.
To find the right PLM solution to fit your needs in the near and longer-term, why not check out the series of handbooks we co-authored with WhichPLM?
- Part one: Pick Your PLM For Today, Prepare For Tomorrow
- Part two: No Spreadsheets. No Email. Now What?
- Part three: Designing Your Template For Digital Transformation
To keep up with the latest successes from FlexPLM customers, follow the hashtag #developedonflexplm and engage with us across our social media platforms.