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Lectra launches new version of fashion PLM software
Jan '09
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—, is pleased to announce the launch of the new version of its Product Lifecycle Management solution. Lectra Fashion PLM V1R5 includes new, advanced functionalities for collection development process monitoring, giving management team's greater control over performance. This new version also presents benefits for PLM users' partner companies, bringing greater simplicity and user-friendliness to the management of product development activities.

Lectra Fashion PLM: The most comprehensive and high-performance solution for the fashion sector-
Capitalizing on 35 years of international experience with the fashion world, Lectra is the only market player able to propose a technology and services offer created specially for the needs of the industry. The scale and specialized content of Lectra Fashion PLM make it an unrivalled solution on the market. A real performance accelerator for fashion professionals, Lectra Fashion PLM facilitates the management of individual activities, tasks, and collaborative work throughout the whole product lifecycle—from the designer's first ideas to the finished product, ready for sale.

Lectra Fashion PLM offers a truly collaborative working environment for the design, development, and manufacturing of all fashion products (apparel, footwear, accessories) as well as optimal collection management. It is the only PLM solution to incorporate applications for whole process management—line planning, product design and development, strategic sourcing, workflow management—and renowned state-of-the-art applications for design (Kaledo), pattern-making (Modaris and PGS), virtual 3D prototyping (Modaris 3D Fit), and marker-making (Diamino and MGS).

To ensure the effective implementation of PLM projects, Lectra has more than 100 consultants and project managers in subsidiaries worldwide, with specialist knowledge of professions within the fashion industry and the sector's particular challenges. Each project adapts Lectra Fashion PLM to the individual needs of the customer through a structured and thorough implementation program taking the constraints of collection management cycles into account. Lectra's sectoral expertise and project management methodologies devised especially for the fashion industry ensure that deadlines agreed for project implementation are respected. More importantly, our teams' know-how enables them to offer optimal support of customers as they make the changes necessary for the implementation of such a strategic and collaborative solution.

Better management of collection development means reduced time-to-market and greater profitability:
Lectra Fashion PLM V1R5 introduces major innovations in the Workflow Management application to reinforce managers' control over collection development and enable them to make better informed decisions. The aim is to reduce time-to-market even as the number of collections produced increases. Specially developed for apparel manufacturers, these new developments relate to collection, product, and resource management. Lectra Fashion PLM V1R5 revolutionizes collection and product management. First, Lectra has launched a new way of controlling the various steps in the development process: workflow alerts reflect the priority level of the relevant products, groups of products or collections.

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