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swatchbook partners with Centric Software® for next generation PLM integration to materials marketplace

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swatchbook to integrate with Centric PLM™ solutions to provide seamless access to 100,000+ materials for their fashion clients

Irvine, CA, and Campbell, CA, March 16, 2022 swatchbook, inc., the designers and makers of the leading cloud-based material sourcing, management and design collaboration platform, swatchbook™, and Centric Software, makers of Centric PLM™, the market-leading Product Lifecycle Management solution to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food and beverage, and luxury announce their exclusive partnership to provide a seamless integration between the two industry leading platforms.

“With our focus on the fashion industry, we have seen Centric Software emerge as the leader for PLM,” says Thomas Teger, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of swatchbook. “Partnering with Centric Software and integrating swatchbook’s material samples directly in PLM will speed time to market while also reducing waste. Designers will be closely linked to production and vice versa via a dynamic live link to ensure that data is always up-to-date.”

Ron Watson, VP of Product at Centric Software says, “This partnership is an exciting development for apparel and footwear brands moving to a 3D environment. With this integration, the information associated with each material goes straight from the supplier to Centric PLM through swatchbook, boosting efficiency in product development workflows by eliminating manual data input. This opens up a plethora of possibilities to feed designers’ creativity.”

Swatchbook and Centric PLM

swatchbook will deliver a standard, bi-directional integration between swatchbook’s cloud platform and Centric PLM which will be instantly deployable for users.

Working with real materials

The integration with Centric PLM is not only available for the materials and colors uploaded by the brands, but any of the 100,000+ material/color combinations that have been uploaded by suppliers, either shared directly with their clients, or available through swatchbook’s marketplace. Users can also create their own colors.

In addition, other assets can be synced with Centric PLM as well, including colors, graphics and sketches.

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About swatchbook, inc

swatchbook is a design & software company that develops applications that make you smile. Founded in 2017, the company focuses on the development of cloud, desktop & mobile software applications that help integrate the creative community within an organization into the product development process.

swatchbook is located in sunny Irvine, CA. Its founders share a deep passion for good design & workflow, as well as a deep understanding of the challenges in the digital product development process & the future needs of companies in many industries.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a Product Concept to Consumer Digital Transformation Platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics and consumer goods including cosmetics and personal care and food and beverage. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric PLMTM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) offers highly visual digital board experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Retail Planning is an innovative, cloud-native solution powered by Armonica Retail S.R.L., that delivers an end-to-end retail planning process designed to maximize retail business performance. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile apps for PLM, and is widely known for connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more as well as creative tools such as Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. Centric’s innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.

Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

Centric Software is a registered trademark of Centric Software Inc. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.