When working with email, Excel and cloud storage services became too cumbersome and inefficient, and so APP Group started investigating PLM solutions. The company hired an external consultant to assess potential solutions. After a comprehensive demo session, they selected Centric 8 PLM, said the company in a press release.
“Our main challenge is providing data visibility between design teams and technical teams, and between our head office and remote offices,” said Demet Ozdemir, vice-president production and sourcing at APP Group. “Manual data entry takes up time that our talented teams could spend on productive tasks. We need to create a seamless flow of information that will give us visibility of the full development cycle.”
“We see great success stories from major brands in our industry who work with Centric,” said Ozdemir. “Centric’s fashion experience means that they understand our obstacles and can offer insight into industry best practices. They offered us solutions from the start. Centric PLM is a user-friendly tool that will help facilitate communication across different time zones and languages and will also tie into our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution. It will centralise shareable data and complete the full product lifecycle workflow.”
“We expect to increase the productivity of each user’s role, establish data protection and security and share master library data between users. We’ll now have visibility of the full development cycle from line plan to final collection,” added Ozdemir.
“We are very happy to welcome APP Group as our tenth partner in Canada,” said Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. “APP Group will use Centric PLM to improve visibility and productivity at their outerwear brands, and we are anticipating great results. We look forward to partnering with them as they continue to grow and expand.”
APP Group is headquartered in Montreal and owns two outerwear brands, Mackage and Soia & Kyo. Mackage was launched in 1999 and is now one of the most prestigious contemporary outerwear brands worldwide. Founded in 2004, Soia & Kyo has quickly grown into a sought-after outerwear brand for women. With luxurious materials and artful details, Soia & Kyo creates signature styles that speak for themselves. Soia & Kyo celebrates the beauty found in simplicity.
Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals. (PC)
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