Product Lifecycle Management in the Fashion Industry is all about collaboration. To become more efficient the industry requires new and innovative solutions that help improve that communication. Cloud computing is one such innovative - an idea that is being talked about as the future.
When we talk about ‘cloud’ here at WhichPLM, we’re referring to a catch-all term for any application, deployment, or strategy that involves distributed processing or storage. Historically, these were split into Software as a Service (SaaS), Managed Services, and a host of other labels, but while the differences between these approaches remain, WhichPLM considers the most important distinction today to be between whether a solution is hosted on-site (i.e. on hardware owned and maintained by the customer) or off-site, in data centres owned and maintained by the vendor. While this is not always the case, a cloud deployment is often tied to a subscription pricing model, rather than the traditional upfront license / ongoing maintenance model.
The majority of technology providers are now offering cloud based PLM, and other cloud based software. Check back here for updates on cloud PLM solutions.
(LONDON, UK, FEBRUARY 14, 2011) Lawson Software today announced the general availability of Lawson Fashion PLM on the Cloud, which offers fashion companies a lower entry cost to product lifecycle management software.
HCL to Incorporate Sustainable Product Development on Aras Advanced PLM Platform for Global Enterprises and Supply Chain Partners
(ANDOVER, MASS AND SOLOTHURN, SWITZERLAND, DECEMBER 01, 2010) Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced a development partnership with Trubiquity, a leading provider of global managed file transfer (MFT) and business process integration solutions.
(Lyndhurst, NJ, October 17, 2010) RLM Apparel Software Systems Inc. announces that New York-based fashion brand Alexander Wang Inc. has successfully implemented the RLM FashionManager On-Demand enterprise software solution.
(ARMONK, N.Y AND VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, FRANCE, OCTOBER, 26, 2009) IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) today signed an agreement under which DS intends to acquire IBM sales and client support operations encompassing DS's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software application portfolio, as well as customer contracts and related assets, for approximately $600 million in cash.
Clouds are coming, but not the sort you may be thinking of! Yes the BBC weather men predicted a few rain clouds over the UK today (and they got it right!), but those weren’t the clouds I was thinking about… We've just entered the world's worst financial melt down and we need to think of […]