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Wilson selects Centric Software Product Lifecycle Management


Design-led, global supplier exceeds customer expectations through international collaboration, transparency and mobility.

LOS GATOS, Calif., February 16, 2016 – From their headquarters in Glasgow, Scotland, and design studios, showrooms and offices around the world, Wilson delivers creative and commercial products to a stable of branded retailers and private label businesses. Wilson selected product lifecycle management (PLM) software from Centric Software, citing communication, efficiency and usability as the criteria driving its choice.

Founded as a family business, Wilson offers personalized design, sourcing and supply chain services that cover the full spectrum of casual wear, footwear and accessories. With 200 employees worldwide, including more than 40 dedicated designers, Wilson has secured long-term contracts with customers like Bloomingdale’s, ASOS, Forever 21, Saks 5th Avenue, New Look, Zumiez, Primark, Urban Outfitters and Sport Direct.

For the past decade, Wilson has experienced continuous growth, expanding quickly from a single location with ties to remote manufacturing regions, to a truly international business with operations in Hong Kong, London, New York, Karachi and Hangzhou.

Head of Merchandising Gill Barr and her teams chose to adopt what they saw as the fashion industry’s most specialized, best-in-class PLM platform.

“We trusted Centric implicitly from day one,” Barr says. “We investigated multiple PLM vendors and found that Centric’s out-of-the-box solution, straightforward usability and unparalleled fashion industry references, made it the only sensible match for our business.”

Centric Software CEO, Chris Groves, believes that Wilson’s drive for collaboration is key to success. “Wilson’s push to improve communication and collaboration across growing international teams is an important milestone in their growth plans,” Groves says. “We are pleased to play a hand in helping them to continue to deliver great products to great brands.”

Centric Software (www.centricsoftware.com): 

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, and consumer goods.  Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Cloud packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.

Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Lydia Mageean Lydia Mageean has been part of the WhichPLM team for eight years now. She has a creative and media background, and is responsible for maintaining and updating our website content, liaising with advertisers, working on special projects like our PLM Project Pack, or our Annual Publications, and more.Joining mid-2013 as our Online Editor, she has since become WhichPLM’s Editor. In addition to taking on writing and interviewing responsibilities, Lydia has also become the primary point of contact for news, events, features and other aspects of our ever-growing online content library and tools.