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Annual Review

For years, WhichPLM has provided the industry with our Product Lifecycle Management Reviews, dubbed the ‘PLM bibles.’ Here, you will find a mixture of our older publications (entitled ‘Annual Reports’) and our newer ones (entitled ‘Editions’); you will also find scattered a host of other industry reviews, event reviews, vendor reports, PLM reviews, and editorial features.

Below you will find some exclusive pieces, originally published in our annual PLM reviews for 2014 and 2013, exploring a multitude of topics: 3D working in apparel, PLM integration and implementation, compliance, pricing, supply chain transparency, wearable technology, and more – dating back as far as 2011.



Happychic Group Selects Centric Software PLM for Jules, Brice, Bizzbee Brands

— French men’s ready-to-wear firm looks to PLM software to assist in fast-growth plans — LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 – Happychic Group, a French multichannel fashion firm and owner of the Jules, Brice and Bizzbee brands, has selected Centric Software, Inc., to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Happychic, a leading men’s ready-to-wear company, will use the […]

Scotch & Soda Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management

— PLM software company expands position in Europe — LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 – Scotch & Soda, the Dutch fashion company, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The Amsterdam-based fashion brand will implement the Centric 8 PLM solution throughout its women’s wear, men’s wear and children’s wear product groups. […]

American Vintage Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management Software

— French fashion company focuses on speeding time from creative inspiration to product launch — LOS GATOS, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 – American Vintage has selected Centric Software, Inc., for its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The fast-growing French fashion company will use the Centric 8 PLM software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies to support growth, improve communication throughout the product […]

Sunrise Brands Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management

Private-label apparel company replaces PDM system with PLM software LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 – Sunrise Brands has selected Centric Software, Inc., for its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Los Angeles-based Sunrise Brands designs, produces and distributes private-label and branded apparel for more than 30 retailers, including Chico’s, Express, Macy’s, Ross, New York and Company, Cache, Kohl’s, Lane Bryant, K-Mart, […]

Centric Software Expands into Asia with Product Lifecycle Management

— PLM software company opens Shanghai office —  LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for the retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods industries, will open its first Asian office today in Shanghai. The office will be the fifth overseas location for Centric. Other offices are situated throughout […]

Centric Software Adds Fung Capital, Silver Lake Waterman as Strategic Investors

— Investment to support geographic expansion in Asia, acceleration of product innovation — LOS GATOS, Calif., July 29, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., the industry-leading provider of PLM software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies, has closed on $24 million in growth capital as part of its Series D venture capital financing. The Series D financing was co-led […]

Etam Group Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management

French designer/manufacturer implements PLM software for Etam, 1.2.3., Undiz brands LOS GATOS, Calif., July 8, 2014 – Etam Group (TAM NYSE Euronext Paris) has selected Centric Software, Inc., to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The French designer and manufacturer of lingerie, clothing and accessories features three major brands: Etam, 1.2.3. and Undiz. Each brand designs its owns collections and works with a […]

Norrøna Selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management

— Norwegian outdoor wear, gear company becomes Centric’s first Scandanavian customer — LOS GATOS, Calif., July 1, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., has acquired its first Scandanavian product lifecycle management (PLM) software customer. Norrøna, a leading outdoor clothing and sports gear brand, will use the Centric 8 PLM software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods to support expansion and growth. The Hvalstad, Norway-based company […]

Dan Post Boot Company Implements Product Lifecycle Management from Centric Software

— Footwear company deploys ‘best-of-breed’ PLM software — LOS GATOS, Calif., May 28, 2014 – Dan Post Boot Company has implemented the Centric 8 product lifecycle management (PLM) solution from Centric Software, Inc. Dan Post Boot Company markets and distributes men’s, women’s and children’s footwear. According to Frank Murphy, vice president of sourcing at Dan Post Boot, the […]

40 Years On…

Originally a feature in our 2013 Annual Review, WhichPLM is proud to publish this detailed interview with our founder, primary consultant and Managing Director, Mark Harrop, as he celebrates his 40th year in the business – to this very date – and shares with us the transformation the industry has undergone.