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WhichPLM Editorial Review – 4 November 2011


With this year’s survey firmly underway and our bespoke online portal seeing considerable traffic, the last seven days have seen a resumption of business behind the scenes at WhichPLM.

In the coming week we have interviews with some of the leading PLM vendors, a video demonstration of GSD’s Quest software, a review of Centric Software’s series of PLM seminars, feedback and insider details from Technia’s PLM Forum and much more.

In the meantime, if you have an opinion about the day-to-day experience of working with PLM, why not make your voice by taking part in our Customer Survey?  There are several prizes on offer to reward you for volunteering your time.

The last week, though, has seen an influx of news from suppliers across the industry.

TXT, whose Thinking Retail! event took place at the end of September, this week published a review of the event.

New-to-WhichPLM expanded supplier FastFit360 (whose President will be providing an insightful guest blog on the social media revolution next week) also announced the iOS version of their software this week.  As with the best mobile applications, FastFit360 say that they have taken great pains to ensure that the touchscreen interface is natural and intuitive.  To find out more about FastFit, visit their supplier listing.

Another expanded solution supplier joined the WhichPLM ranks this week, and OptiTex announced yesterday their presence at the MCPC conference in San Francisco.  To find out more about OptiTex, please visit their brand new supplier listing.

In a move that ties expanded and core solution capabilities together, Centric Software this week announced the launch of the Collection Book module for their PLM solution.

In agreement news over the past seven days, WFX revealed that fashion retailer F J Benjamin has adopted its on-demand PLM solution, and NGC announced that Swatfame had selected its extended PLM software.

The industry is firmly back in its stride as we head towards winter, so as always, please contact me if you’d like to discuss any of this week’s developments.

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.