Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), defined by some as a solution that will reduce product development cycle time, lower product cost, improve product quality, and when done correctly, reduce day-to-day operating expenses that plague an already margin-conscious fashion industry.
Clothing Industry Software
A2000 Software by GCS: The A2000 ERP package expertly handles all of an organization's transactional requirements. The system provides separate, yet totally integrated modules for PDM, Production, Forecasting and Inventory, Warehousing, Order Processing, Allocation and Sales, Shipping, Accounting, EDI, Report Writer and System Administration, as well as business specific customized modules for Catalog, Telemarketing, and Web-enabled consumer based sales. When business needs change, sales volume increases or additional divisions are added you should not have to change your software, causing expensive disruption to your business. A2000 has worked closely with major manufacturers and distributors to develop a fast, state of the art application that is truly geared exclusively to the apparel, home furnishings, and accessory industries. With today's increasingly competitive and ever changing business environment it is important to keep a lean, efficient organization. They can deliver the power, scalability and customized functionality of A2000 to companies of all sizes at affordable costs.
Bluewater Software: DeSL's PLM application is one of the ultimate tools in collaborative product design and development. Designed to be used by all parties in the development process, the solution delivers a true web-based, real time, collaborative network specifically aimed at reducing development time lines and increasing quality. The solution is based on Microsoft.NET technology. Apparel software modules are also avialble for ERP, CRM, WMS and lobal sourcing to meet the particular demands of the Fashion, Apparel, Clothing, Footwear and Accessories sectors.
Business Management Systems Inc.: Business Management Systems-VerTex PLM As one of the most experienced providers of PLM solutions for the apparel, textiles, footwear, and other sewn products industries, Business Management Systems (BMS) has developed VerTex to help you maximize your competitiveness and profitability. By extending the capabilities of product lifecycle management upstream to initial line planning and downstream to sourcing and delivery, VerTex simply delivers greater competitive advantage and measurably better returns than conventional PDM, PLM and supply chain management software. Address: 33-00 Broadway Suite 308 Fair Lawn NJ, 07410 E-mail: email@example.com Phone 1.800.266.4046
Centric 8 PLM Software: The Centric 8 Platform was developed specifically with the needs of retail, apparel, footwear and consumer goods companies in mind. Centric 8 PLM’s interconnected modules are flexible, configurable and span the entire product process, from concept to customer. Centric provides intuitive, user friendly and completely web-based solutions. An easy-to-use, “single version of the truth” approach to line planning, global sourcing, calendar management, materials management, quality management, collection management, technical design and continuous improvement of retail execution. Industry-first PLM mobile apps to keep your product team connected whenever and where ever product inspiration, development and execution occurs.
Computer Generated Solutions - CGS Computer Generated Solutions: BlueCherry Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) provides the fashion industry with a state-of-the-art integrated system for the development and management of the product development process, manufacturing process, and distribution process. BlueCherry PLM will enable best-practice processes by providing more comprehensive, more detailed, more systematized, and real-time information to insure accurate and informed decision-making. Having all of the business information in one place with easy access will provide immediate benefits including ease of set-up, little or no duplication of effort, and standardization. Users will also leverage the extensive functionality present in other modules of the BlueCherry system to take advantage on this one-of-a-kind complete product lifecycle management offering. Phone: 212 408 3800 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dassault Systemes: Since it was created in 1981, Dassault Systemes has helped its industrial customers maximize product design and development. First used to design complex shapes, 3D now makes it possible to design and manufacture products creating digital mockups. Today, Dassault Systemes anticipates the industrial processes of tomorrow, with solutions that provide a 3D view of a product's lifecycle, from creation to maintenance, including manufacturing and recycling
Enovia (MatrixOne): The challenges for the Apparel Industry include increased global competition, the need to target new markets and create new revenue streams, customer demands for more innovative products, and pressures to reduce new product development costs. The MatrixOne Apparel Accelerator for Design & Development is a commercially available, off-the-shelf, Product Lifecycle Management solution for apparel design companies. This solution enables companies to rapidly deploy a state of the art, scalable enterprise solution for apparel design and development to take products from trend to design to sourcing to manufacturing to the customer. MatrixOne Apparel Accelerator for Design & Development enables a rapid implementation, allowing your organization to be up and running within weeks. Pre-configured business processes, project templates, reports and workflows enable your company to rapidly implement an enterprise PLM solution to accelerate your return on investment.
FDM4 America Inc.: FDM4 is a multi-company, multi-warehouse and multi-currency software solution that integrates your entire organization; including design, procurement, inventory, sales, accounting, and customer service, while taking advantage of the benefits of apparel-based software. With increasing pressure to reduce time to market, you need the right product at the right time. With their forecast module you can anticipate demand at the style, color and size level, utilizing color and size percentages. The FDM4 Suite also offers, CRM, financials, PLM, import management, intelligent allocations, ASN's, style based order processing, decoration order processing, integrated EDI, E-commerce, SEO, Mobile Applications, freight calculation, RF Warehouse Management, customizable pre-packs, and customer specific packaging rules. FDM4's solutions are module and can be acquired individually either through a licensed model, SaaS (subscription model), in a hosted environment. FDM4 offers continual support throughout the entire implementation process, and custom development ensures that the software changes and grows with you year after year. In business for over 35 years, FDM4 has the knowledge and industry-specific expertise to ensure your software and support is tailored to meet the demands of the apparel industry. Address: 11500 S. Eastern Ave, Suite #150, Henderson, NV 89052 Phone: 866-676-3364 E-mail: email@example.com Contact: Mike Cutsey
Fashionshare is a product life cycle software solution that combines the rich tradition of 'apparel industry best practices' with the power to 'collaborate and share' over the Internet. Fashionware Technologies Corp. is addressing today's business challenges by aligning fashion industry best practices with the latest hosted Internet technologies. Their industry tailored technology solution Fashionshare is an on-demand user friendly system for sharing and exchanging product development information across your business, brands and global supply chain. Fashionshare allows fashion executives and their teams to collaborate and share product information in a highly visual and easy to navigate environment. Product information can be accessed instantaneously anywhere, anytime by simply clicking on your Fashionshare web link and logging in with a personal and secure user id and password. Forward-thinking firms understand the benefits of incorporating innovative product information management and strategic technologies. Industry executives are looking to Fashionware Technologies Corp. to enhance their competitive position in an ever evolving speed to market environment.
Just OnePlace Pty Ltd: Web-based
collaborative PLM software solution for managing product data, product development
process, and supplier relationships featuring dynamic Workflow tool for
creating critical path templates, including task, alerts, triggers, and
escalation notifications, applied against the development calendar. OnePlace
PLM provides visibility throughout the product lifecycle process, from design
to delivery. Industry-specific templates are provided for apparel, footwear,
and other fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. Their software helps
with Speed Time-to-Market, Decrease Product Development Cost, Increase revenues
and sell-through, Enhance visibility throughout product life-cycle, Automate
ERP integration with style/size/color matrix. North American contacts: John
Holt, VP - Business Development (Northern US / Canada) 973 507-9690, Mark
Business Development (Southern US / Mexico) 336 545-1150. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerber Technology announced that it is marketing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution designed to meet the specific needs of the fashion market. Fashion Lifecycle Management (FLM) combines Gerber's WebPDM product development management software with a proven apparel PLM workflow solution.
iSync Solutions Sync is a fully integrated PLM & ERP apparel software system designed specifically for Apparel & Footwear! Sync includes 22 modules to manage the entire product life-cycle. Sync includes a B2B module for sales reps, PLM & integrates with 50+ systems including Shipstation, Shopify, Magento, QuickBooks, Xero, Sage, UPS, FedEx, USPS, 3PL's, WooCommerce & Avalara. Its the most comprehensive ERP software system for apparel & its loved by customers all over the world. Contact them for a free demo! Address: 23046 AVENIDA DE LA CARLOTA STE 410 LAGUNA HILLS CA 92653-1537 Phone: 949 527 6523 E-mail: email@example.com Contact name: Peter Booysen
Lawson Software: A fashion software solution for apparel, footwear, home textiles and accessory companies. Lawson for Fashion enables companies with complex, global supply chains, to synchronize supply and demand in real time. They deliver industry-specific solutions for companies that source, distribute, retail or manufacture apparel, footwear, home textiles, textiles and fashion accessories. Lawson provides enterprise software and service solutions in the manufacturing, distribution, maintenance, and service industries. Over 4,500 customers use theirsoftware throughout the world. They provide rich ERP solutions including finance, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance, and supply chain - complemented by solutions for human capital management, customer relationship management, business intelligence and corporate social responsibility. Many of these applications are tailored to specific industries. Their 1,700 professional consultants can help you get the most value from your Lawson software. You can work directly with us or with a network of certified partners. You can choose on-site assistance or specialized solution centers for remotely delivered services. They will focus on the software. You focus on the business. They can do a lot or a little depending on how you want to run your business.
Lectra: Lectra is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of software and hardware dedicated to the major industrial users of textiles, leather and other soft materials, supplying a comprehensive range of associated services for the development of complete solutions, from product design to manufacture to retailing. Lectra, a leading technology provider to the fashion industry offers a wide range of software, automated cutting systems and high value-added services covering the entire value chain, from design through manufacturing to retailing. Lectra Fashion PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), specifically designed for fashion companies, integrates process optimization with collections lifecycle management and includes modules for line planning, creative collection development, product data management, product engineering, and workflow management. Lectra Kaledo Collection, which shares a common database platform within PLM, encourages artistic creativity while structuring the collection creation process and facilitating the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment. Lectra Kaledo Textile is a suite of software for the textile designing processes of Print, Knit and Weave that further facilitates the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment. Lectra serves over 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries.
New Generation Computing: NGC provides PLM, global sourcing and ERP solutions to brands, retailers and importers of consumer products. NGC customers increase gross margins, reduce the cost of goods sold, improve speed to market and product quality and manage CPSIA compliance with NGC software. NGC offers a comprehensive suite of integrated, end-to-end solutions for PLM, Global Sourcing, ERP, Shop Floor Control, Factory Labeling & Packing, CPSIA & Business Intelligence Tools. Address: 14900 NW 79th Court Miami Lakes, FL 33016 Phone 305 556 9122 Fax # 305 828 6358 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plural Technology Private Limited: Plural's 'Apparel Innovator' (based
on ARAS platform) is the best PLM choice for Apparel Manufacturing and Retailing
organizations looking at integrating their Product Development process into
other Business Processes like Manufacturing and Sales effectively to surpass
various Business and Industry challenges prevalent in the business environment
today. Address: Indian Head Quarters 202, Mangalmurthi
Complex, Near 'Hirabaug Ganpati' chowk, Tilak Road, Pune 411002. Phone:
91 9922687899/ 91 7507552331 Fax: - E-mail:
Contact name: Jayraj Hogade. PLM Services Offered:
Consulting - Understanding and recommending best practices using Apparel Innovator.
Implementation- Meticulous planning and execution with right resource selection to ensure guaranteed implementation success using their proven early adoption implementation model.
Support and Maintenence- Your Support requests are just a step away with their time tested Onsite- Osshore support centre.
Migration & Upgrades- Their in-depth knowledge of the ARAS data model will ensure consistency and quality of your processes and data during any migration or Upgrade
Color/color Palette Management
Customer Choice Management
Measurement Charts and Blocks
Line Plan Reports Management
fabric, Trim, Packaging, and Label Libraries
Agent/mills Relationship Management
Sourcing and Quoting Processes
Seasonal Product Calendar (line plans)
Artwork, Image, Sketch, Design Drawing Management
Automatic Notifications and User-defined Task Escalation and Subscription Control
Porini USA: Porini USA has developed the Microsoft Dynamics Industry Solution for fashion and footwear. This industry leading solution combines the flexibility of Microsoft Dynamics AX with proven coverage of apparel sourcing and distribution functional requirements. Address: 155 E 34th Street New York, NY 10016 phone: +1 212 2131084 email@example.com or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Jon Buchan
Knitting & Weaving Software
Supply Chain Management
Polygon Software (USA): Polygon Software provides end-to-end technology solutions for apparel, footwear and accessories businesses. Their solutions, known for their rapid low-cost implementation and robust function, are backed by an outstanding sales and support staff that's committed to your success.
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PolyNest is recognized as the easiest to use full-featured CAD on the market. They help manufacturer's of all sizes achieve dramatic productivity gains with fully integrated pattern design and marker making. PolyNest features free entry-level automatic marker making, outstanding pattern design, and support for a wide range of plotters, cutters and digitizers. Additional capabilities include a complete made-to-measure solution and a facility to position artwork on patterns.
PolyPM is an integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that helps business increase sales, reduce costs, make better business decisions and improve customer service, by maximizing inventory, balancing supply with demand, managing product definition and tracking inventory from raw materials to distribution.
PolyPM Features: Costing and Tech Packs Budget styles and samples management, Inventory, sales orders, production, purchasing, receiving, shipping, invoicing. Discreet, outsourced, made-to-measure, serialized production models. Cut Planning, Production Planning, CRM functions, Best-of-breed Collaboration, Time & Action Calendars, Sourcing, EDI UPS, Fedex and Scan and Pack.
Customer surveys in Apparel Magazine and Gartners have consistently rated Polygon Software as a leader in customer support. Address: 6 Reservoir Circle, Baltimore Maryland 21208 US Phone: 410.653.8004 Fax: 410.653.8022 Email: mailto:email@example.com Contact: Mickey Wohlmuth, VP Sales
RunTime: they are a division of Geac dedicated to the apparel and footwear industries. With a suite of industry specific end-to-end back office applications, their solutions encompass the design and pre-production phases of the manufacturing process, product data management, purchasing, manufacturing, distribution; customer relationship management and sales force automation. They have a global network of sales and support offices providing integrated solutions to over 1,000 fashion houses, wholesalers and manufacturers worldwide. Their innovative and integrated range of products are used extensively by designers, product developers, purchasing, production and sales executives to automate and optimize the processes within their supply chains. Overall, their solutions enable you to reduce the time it takes to get new products and collections to market right first time. Their PLM software delivers tangible business benefits quickly, providing you with a foundation for successful management throughout the product development lifecycle.
Simparel: The Simparel Enterprise Solution provides global process visibility, control and collaboration by combining traditionally independent PLM, ERP, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Warehouse Management (WMS) and other productivity tools into a single, fashion-focused business system. Today's brand and contract manufacturers of everything from fashion apparel to industrial sewn products face constant pressure to reduce costs, improve quality and speed deliveries. With little room for errors and delays, they must closely track order status, optimize productivity, manage attendance and payroll, and minimize non-productive time that can make the difference between on-time delivery and charge-backs; profit and loss. The fully integrated end-to-end functionality of Simparel keeps teams and vendors working on the same page. Real-time visibility into product development, orders, inventories, production and supply chain processes enables users to make more informed decisions — faster — across the entire business. The next-generation Simparel software architecture is simpler to deploy and offers greater scalability, performance and total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise solutions. Clients routinely report cost reductions and increased agility and responsiveness across their product development, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and other business processes with Simparel.
StyleFile by Patternworks, Inc: When it comes to data entry, management, and reporting, Patternworks' StyleFile excels in combining an easy to use interface with comprehensive tools to produce technical packages for the apparel industry. StyleFile PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), by Patternworks Inc., is an organizational software tool which stores, tracks and documents details and information with reports starting from the initial concept through all phases of production. Traditionally, only large manufacturers could afford pricey PLM software but now, even start up companies can reduce the chaos of disorganization using built in processes and industry accepted standards. Unlike software written by computer programmers without a sewing machine in sight, StyleFile was developed in the production environment at Patternworks, Inc. to manage the workflow of hundreds of clients. StyleFile was designed with the input of actual users such as designers, pattern makers, technical designers, graders, marker makers, quality control personnel and fabric purchasing agents. For several years, StyleFile has been used under the rigorous demands of a production environment with daily direct contact with our programming team. The proximity of programming to the sewn product development environment is the unparalleled advantage of StyleFile PLM software, having created the vast array of tools in a natural and holistic way. Address: 11230 Grace Avenue, Suite A, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Phone: 714.531.9049 Fax: 714.531.9029 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Lorraine Palmero
Trade Stone Software: In the past 10 years, the definition of private label has evolved significantly from that of a simple "generic" or "store" brand. Today, more than two-thirds of global consumers are not only buying private label products, but consider them to be a "good alternative" to other brands; while nearly as many believe such products offer quality that's "at least as good as that of the usual big brands." Private label goods are important to retailers because not only are they more profitable and cheaper to source and produce, but they provide the opportunity to increase brand awareness. TradeStone's award winning software is recognized by Wall Street analysts as a superior tool to help retailers and wholesalers deliver exciting, quality merchandise that sells through at full price. TradeStone's Merchandise Lifecycle Management technology uses Web services to leverage and layer across an organization's existing infrastructure to blend planning, product development, sourcing, ordering, quality, logistics and finance to provide a single view, access and interaction across the supply chain.
Tukatech: CAD/cAM/cIM systems for the Sewn Goods Industry. Their product line of automated systems include, TUKAstudio for fabric and Garment Design; TUKAcad for Pattern Design, Grading and Marking, TUKAjet family of High Speed Ink Jet Plotters; TUKAcut family of Single Ply Cutters; European Technology for Automatic Spreading and Cutting and TUKA-INA Systems for Unit Production Systems and Electronic Tracking in Sewing, Warehousing, Distribution and Manufacturing. They assemble, install, train and support these Systems. With Head Quarters in Los Angeles, they have offices in San Francisco, New Delhi, Seoul, Milano, Toronto, Bangalore, Jaipur and Dominican Republic with demonstration and training facilities. Address: 5527 E. Slauson Ave. Los Angeles, California USA 90040 Phone: 323-726-3836 Fax: 323-726-3866 Email: email@example.com Contact: Rupi Arora, Chief Operating Officer
WhichPLM: comparison website launched by UK consultants for apparel and retail customers that are evaluating PLM solutions.
World Fashion Exchange (WFX) is a global software organization, catering specifically to the fashion industry. WFX provides customizable web-based software solutions, which completely and efficiently manage the product life cycle. WFX provides web-based, enterprise wide software solutions, designed for the Fashion Industry - Apparel, Footwear, Home Furnishings etc. WFX provides fashion software solutions for retail, wholesale, import/export, trading and manufacturing businesses to manage their day-to-day processes and functions. WFX offers its customers and partners, reliability, experience, security, in-depth knowledge and unmatched domain knowledge of the fashion industry through its apparel software management solutions. WFX Clients include Brands, Retailers, Wholesalers, Buying Agents, Apparel manufacturers and Exporters.