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Here at WhichPLM we pride ourselves in being impartial. Since our inception we have remained unbiased and informative. Our passion is to educate, and not to coerce; to report, and not to influence.

We post the most up-to-date articles from a host of contributors – brands, vendors and advisors alike. And not only do we report exclusively upon industry events, but we also report upon suppliers. We are often approached by software vendors eager for a thorough evaluation of their system, and on the other side of the coin, by prospective PLM or 3D customers eager to obtain exclusive reviews of these very vendors. Knowing the maturity of a supplier’s solution is just as important for a prospective customer as for the suppliers themselves.

Our ethical stance shapes the processes we use to evaluate suppliers. A WhichPLM Supplier Evaluation is unlike any other vendor profile, PLM benchmark or review. Our research methods are exhaustive and truly expert, and our conclusions independent, unbiased, and informed by 30 years of hands-on PDM, CPM & PLM experience.

Below you’ll find the most up-to-date 3D & PLM vendor comparisons, in the form of deep-dive 3D & PLM Evaluations.



OEKO-TEX®, ecVision, and USFIA Address Supply Chain Collaboration in Webinar

 An Integration That Adds Value to Retail Operational Quality Assurance  August 5, 2014 Greensboro, NC—The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00PM EST entitled “Supply Chain Collaboration: Integrating Supplier Certifications and Technology” featuring speakers from OEKO-TEX® and ecVision®. The webinar will detail a new service provided through […]

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 […]

Lectra and Drapers hold 3D master class in London

Showcasing the next generation of product development in fashion London, July 7, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—hosted a 3D event in London on June 25th, in conjunction with Drapers, to showcase the very latest innovations in 3D technology. Facilitated […]

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 […]

Lectra holds conference on 3D technologies in fashion

Lectra 3D technology is the centerpiece of the end-to-end development process Paris, June 18, 2014 – Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—recently hosted, in Bordeaux-Cestas, France, a seminar focusing on the use of 3D technologies in the fashion product development process. The event, […]

OEKO-TEX and ecVision Participate in Panel at AAFA’s Third Annual Traceability Conference

June 18, 2014 Greensboro, NC— The International OEKO-TEX® Association and ecVision® will participate in a panel discussion at the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s (AAFA) 3rd Annual Traceability Conference at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR, Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00PM. The panel event, entitled “Ensuring Transparency and Traceability in the World’s Most Complex […]

Centric Software Signs First Latin American Customer

STF Group implements PLM software for Studio F, ELA brands LOS GATOS, California, June 12, 2014 – Centric Software, Inc., signed a contract with STF Group S.A., its first product lifecycle management (PLM) software customer in Latin America. STF Group, a corporate leader in the design and manufacturing of women’s clothing, is headquartered, and operates its Studio F and ELA brands, […]