Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2 awarded TEC certification
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions for industries using soft materials textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composites—has announced that Lectra Fashion PLM V2R2, its product lifecycle management solution designed specifically for the fashion industries, has just been awarded certification of the Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). Lectra Fashion PLM is the only solution to have achieved TEC certification in the fashion and fashion products and accessories distribution sectors.
Despite constant pressure to innovate and improve quality while maintaining profitability, some fashion companies remain reluctant to embrace product lifecycle management. The vast majority, however, are convinced it would streamline their organization and processes and improve productivity.
In addition to evaluating the solution in detail—1400 criteria were reviewed—the TEC certification report helps clarify the benefits of PLM and reassure companies about their investment decisions, while demystifying the processes and stages involved in setting up and maintaining PLM.
"The certification report written by TEC for Lectra Fashion PLM is an excellent decision-making aid and confirms the solution's relevance for meeting the specific needs of companies in the fashion industry," said Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO. "The report provides a key to understanding PLM that will enable fashion companies to explore it without trepidation and to save time and gain confidence in identifying the ideal partner to support them in their project."
TEC: Internationally recognized certification tools and methods
Founded in 1993, TEC helps organizations evaluate and select software solutions tailored to their needs by providing decision-makers with the tools, studies, and expert help required to make the best choice. TEC is the leading online technology research company, with 1.6 million registered members and more than 3.5 million monthly online visitors.
TEC offers, among other things, decision support software (DSS) enabling stakeholders to objectively identify the software solutions best suited to their operational, technical, and performance optimization requirements. The evaluation method developed by TEC determines the ability of solutions to meet the needs and priorities identified by companies and ultimately allow decision-makers to reduce the risks involved in selecting corporate IT solutions. TEC has the necessary legitimacy for evaluating PLM solutions, particularly those aimed at the fashion industries.
Lectra Fashion PLM: TEC certification results
After a two-month certification process, TEC determined that Lectra Fashion PLM proved to be a solution specially designed for and suited to managing product lifecycles, facilitating the collaboration necessary to companies in the fashion industry.
Other more generalized PLM publishers and suppliers of transaction based ERP solutionshave tried to address the fashion market with products and systems developed for other sectors, like the automotive and aerospace industries.