— UK fashion firm cites PLM software provider’s innovation, experience —
LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015 – Ted Baker, the United Kingdom fashion company, has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software.
The fast-growing company will use the Centric 8 PLM software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies to link together all product development information for both internal users and suppliers, according to Donald Browne, production director at Ted Baker. “Centric’s PLM software will provide our design and technical design teams with accurate, timely and comprehensive information, ensuring that Ted’s inimitable eye for detail is showcased to the fullest across women’s wear, men’s wear and accessories,” he says.
Centric’s innovations in PLM solution implementation and mobile app development were key factors in the selection, adds Browne. TheAgile Deployment SM branded implementation methodology employs an iterative, vs. serial, process. “The ability to make changes almost instantaneously, thanks to the system’s configurability rather than custom code or reprogramming, means that Centric 8 will maximize derived value, minimize risk, and speed benefit delivery for Ted,” he says.
The Centric 8 PLM solution’s ease of use, visually attractive interface and flexibilty to support continuous product changes through development seasons were other factors in the selection, adds Browne. He also cited Centric’s reputation in high fashion, industry knowledge, references in the industry and expertise of the staff. “Centric is the best fit to work with Ted and the team.”
Ted Baker also valued Centric’s innovative leadership in developing mobile apps for PLM, explains Browne. Centric was the first PLM company to market mobile apps, and currently offers six apps, more than any other PLM provider in its industry.
“Ted Baker is ‘no ordinary designer,’ and Centric is no ordinary PLM provider,” says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric. “This is an excellent partnership, and one in which we know that Centric‘s innovative culture will mesh well with the Ted Baker personality to produce real results quickly.”
Ted Baker (www.tedbaker.com)
Ted Baker is a fashion firm focusing on men’s wear, ladies’ wear, children’s wear and accessories. Known for quality, attention to detail and its quirky sense of humor, the brand has earned the title of “No Ordinary Designer Label.” Based in London, and founded in 1987, the company operates 110 stores and 252 concessions in 24 countries. Revenue in 2013 was £321 million.
Centric Software, Inc. (www.centricsoftware.com)
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for retail, apparel, footwear, luxury and consumer goods companies. The Centric 8 PLM suite delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, business planning, quality management and collection management. Centric 8 implements and delivers value rapidly using an Agile DeploymentSM methodology. Centric received the Frost & Sullivan 2012 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Red Herring named Centric to its North America and Global Top 100 lists for 2013. WhichPLM recognized Centric as the overall PLM market leader for fashion in its 2012-2013 Annual Review.
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