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TradeStone Introduces Free Fashion Forward™Migration Tool for Gerber webPDM™

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Allows Seamless Move to Single System that Enables Retailers to Manage all Aspects of their Creative Design Process

(GLOUCESTER, MA, FEBRUARY 19, 2010) TradeStone Software, recognized by analysts for delivering top-rated Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering and delivery of private label and branded goods, today announced the immediate availability of “Fashion Forward™,” a FREE migration tool for retailers and brand manufacturers who have outgrown Gerber webPDM and other legacy PLM systems and are interested in migrating to TradeStone’s PLM solution.

TradeStone’s new offering is providing retailers with a safe, trusted alternative to Gerber’s acquisition of Yunique. With TradeStone, leading retailers around the world can use a single system to unify and mange their merchandise process, building great brands driven by inspiration and creativity.

“We’ve been listening to our customers and prospects who are concerned about what Gerber’s recent acquisition of Yunique will mean for them,” said Sue Welch, CEO, TradeStone Software. “Historically in the software industry, multiple platforms obtained through acquisition leads to solution rewrites, integration challenges and upgrade delays. By migrating their PLM activities to TradeStone we are removing all the uncertainties they were facing and providing them with a clear path forward.”

Retailers and brand manufacturers interested in learning more about “Fashion Forward” are encouraged to register for the Gerber Migration Webinar on March 9 at 11:00 am ET. Visit www.tradestonesoftware.com/pdmmigration for more details.

About TradeStone Software, Inc.

TradeStone provides merchandise lifecycle management software that enables the world’s most successful retailers to bring innovative and highly profitable private label products to market at record speeds. TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite, which consists of PLM for Retail, Global Sourcing, Order Management, Logistics & Finance and Supplier Management, delivers results – 200 to 400 basis points to the bottom line; sales increases of 3 – 6 percent; average consumer spend increases of seven percent; and sell through at margins of 78 percent. TradeStone customers include American Eagle Outfitters, Belk, Boots, Deutsche Woolworth, Guitar Center, Kohl’s, Le Château, Macy’s, NBrown Catalog Company, Pacific Sunwear, Regatta, Shoprite, The Children’s Place, The Gap and Urban Outfitters. TradeStone Software is headquartered in Gloucester, Mass., with offices in Atlanta, New York City, Bangalore, Hong Kong and London. For more information visit www.tradestonesoftware.com.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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