Polygon Software, a leading developer of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for apparel businesses, today announced that it received a Strong Positive rating from Gartner in the recently published MarketScope for PLM In Apparel Footwear & Accessories (AFA). Strong Positive is GartnerÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½s highest rating. The MarketScope compared the fifteen vendors of product lifecycle management in the AFA market. Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company.
We are pleased to receive this recognition in the Gartner MarketScope, stated Louis Wohlmuth, Polygon Software Chief Executive Officer. n my opinion it clearly communicates to our customers that they made the right choice in selecting PolyPM. Our customers recognize us for our outstanding consulting and support services and rapid response to requests for product enhancements. Our customers love to do business with us because of our relentless dedication to their success. Forming true partnerships is key to our corporate culture and it's what enables us to provide better solutions.
Web-enabled, using Microsoft SQL database engine, PolyPM integrates all aspects of the design through production process: product development, sourcing, manufacturing, inventory, sales and distribution. By integrating business processes and people anywhere in the world, businesses use PolyPM to realize more efficient work flow, improved productivity and cost reductions. PolyPM creates an environment that lets management get decision making information when and how it needs it, to ensure faster time-to-market and exploit new business opportunities. Plus, PolyPM is flexible enough to change with business conditions, so management won't need a cadre of programmers to customize and restructure the system as business conditions change.
About the MarketScope
The MarketScope for PLM in Apparel, Footwear and Accessories, 2008 by Peter Bambridge and Marc Halpern is copyrighted March 30, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Polygon Software
Polygon Software has a long and prestigious history of developing advanced software applications for the apparel industry. Starting in the 1970's, the founders of Polygon developed the first CAD/CAM system for apparel manufacturers, the AM-1. Today this system is the worlds leading apparel CAD/CAM system. In the 1980's Polygon introduced PolyNest, the first open apparel CAD/CAM software running under Microsoft Windows. PolyNest revolutionized the way apparel CAD was distributed by enabling end-users to acquire their software and hardware from multiple sources. Polygon's latest product, PolyPM, is the first product to integrate PLM and ERP into a single solution, automating the transition from design to manufacturing. PolyPM transforms the way small to mid-sized brands, distributors and manufacturers operate, by providing information technology that previously was only available to the big-guys, in a system that lets users independently customize their installation to reflect their business practices.