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WhichPLM Editorial Review and Christmas Message


While I will remain available via email, today represents the last day of news and opinion that will be published here on WhichPLM over the Christmas period.  This has been an exceptionally busy, interesting year for the entire industry, and 2012 promises to be just as eventful when normal publication resumes here on 4th January.

The early part of next year will see the launch of our WhichPLM Events section, the publication of our industry-defining Annual Review, a wide range of new expanded PLM suppliers joining our ranks, and much, much more.

In the news this week were PTC (suppliers of the FlexPLM solution), who announced that they had been named as the recipients of the Frost & Sullivan Green Excellence in Product Innovation Award.  This follows Gerber Technology’s similar announcement last week.

Gerber themselves announced an upcoming seminar at the London College of Fashion on 24th January 2012.  The event is intended to present best-practice case studies from implementations of Gerber’s YuniquePLM solution.

Finally, I met with Dave Berry, Director of Sales and Marketing for General Sewing Data (GSD) in the run-up to Christmas, and he and I discussed the company’s QUEST solution in both its existing and future forms, and examined how QUEST (and GSD in general) can assist in substantiating a bill of labour to underpin the product development process.  The interview concludes with Dave walking our readers through some of the marquee features of GSD QUEST.

As always, I look forward to hearing from our readers about this week’s (and this year’s) biggest news, but I also would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous new year.


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.