Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 to be available in early July
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technological solutions for industries that use soft materials -- textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composites -- is pleased to announce that the new version of its unique fashion-specific product lifecycle management solution, Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, will be available in early July.
Lectra Fashion PLM pushes back the limits of product lifecycle management by covering all the necessary steps for the creation of collections and bringing together role-based applications for product design, pattern-making, and physical and 3D virtual prototyping with tools for the planning and management of collections (line planning, product specification, costing, strategic sourcing, and flexible workflow management). Modular and scalable, Lectra Fashion PLM meets the needs of medium-sized companies just as well as of large international groups.
"Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 is a major technological leap forward -- we have drawn on best practices developed with customers to profoundly improve upon all the processes the solution covers, making a real difference to the entire value chain. For our customers this means better collaboration, time and costs savings, and, ultimately, increased competitiveness," says Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
An enhanced solution to serve a global PLM approach
Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 provides simplified, automated costing capacities, right down to the level of individual items created in all sizes. This unique, flexible costing module covers the entire process from initial simulation to final size/color cost calculation. It thus helps companies control margins throughout the development cycle, enabling managers to check the profitability of designs earlier in the development phase, and facilitates the decision-making process.
A new ordering module facilitates order progress monitoring by allowing for mass updates to be made. Records of all sample orders placed can be kept within the system, and reports can be generated quickly and simply. Centralized order tracking eliminates data re-entry tasks, saving time and money on laborious, repetitive tasks. Helping users monitor orders more closely ultimately enables them to anticipate delays due to late deliveries, resolving problems before they become bottlenecks.
In Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, the snapshot management feature becomes a key collaborative tool that allows users to generate a contextual report -- it is, quite literally, a "snapshot" of the collection in progress at a given moment. This enables users to go back and see on the basis of which information decisions were taken, improving communication and collaboration along the entire value chain.
To accelerate the migration of data and thus facilitate the implementation of Lectra Fashion PLM, the data load capacity through Microsoft Office Excel has been enhanced. A user-friendly tool allows companies to fill spreadsheets with data to be loaded into the system; users can also fill through queries on external systems. This is a highly flexible way of gathering data and allows for a large range of information to be loaded (libraries, pick lists, materials, trims, etc.). Simple and rapid migration contributes to speedy return on investment.