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Cloud

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.



Infor Acquires Predictix

Following a Strategic Investment in January, Infor Completes Acquisition of Predictix and Continues Push to Modernize the Retail Industry NEW YORK –  Jun 28, 2016 – Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced the acquisition of Predictix, a ground-breaking provider of cloud-native, predictive, and machine-learning solutions […]

Lectra unveils Lectra Fashion PLM V5

This latest release reaches new heights by extending its process coverage to pre-production stages for brands and retailers  Paris, June 28, 2016 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, is pleased to announce the launch of Lectra Fashion PLM V5, the newest version of […]

Japanese Giant ASICS signs with Centric Software

A multi-brand, multi-product category and multi-continent Centric Software project CAMPBELL, California, June 28, 2016 – ASICS,  the True Sport Performance Brand headquartered in Kobe, Japan, has selected Centric Software to provide its PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution. Centric is the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail, outdoor, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. Founded in […]

Centric Software Opens Operations in Japan

Opening of Japan office brings new product lifecycle management (PLM) opportunities to the Asian market  Campbell, Calif., June 14 2016 – Centric Software has opened its first office in Tokyo, Japan, bringing its market leading PLM solutions to local fashion, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Centric has offices around the […]

The 1-2-3 of PLM

In a WhichPLM exclusive article, originally running in our Annual Review 2014,  PLM integration and implementation consultant Brion Carroll II introduces retailers, brands and manufacturers to the tentative preparatory steps that follow their selection of a PLM solution.

What’s Old is New Again

Today, E-Spec shares another exclusive article with WhichPLM. In this instalment President, Dan Hudson, explores the transition of PDM to PLM and the change in working this brought; he questions whether cloud is the answer, and offers ideas on how businesses can BYOPLM (Build Your Own PLM).