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Centric releases Centric 8 PLM version 7.1

Jun '20
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Centric has announced that the latest release of its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, Centric 8 PLM version 7.1, is now available. Centric provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Centric 8 PLM v7.1 was developed in response to customer feedback and the evolving needs of the market during a time of unprecedented transformation opportunity. Digital transformation solutions to fuel collaboration are now fundamental, but user interface isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience. Users can individualise their experience with Personal PLM, according to Centric.

Personal PLM in Centric 8 v7.1 furthers custom views, a long-time Centric innovation which enables users to quickly and easily create their own individualised PLM experience for a more efficient, data-driven way of working. A user-favourite for over ten years, Centric PLM Custom Views have continued to evolve, and now with v7.1, are even more powerful. Centric 8 v7.1 also introduces an interface redesign that enhances the user experience for people with vision impairments to extend innovation through accessibility and improve collaboration.

“Giving individual users flexibility to optimise and personalise their workspace in just a few clicks streamlines for even better productivity and improved efficiency while also enhancing user adoption and happiness. Version 7.1 reduces visual clutter so users can access the information they need, faster. The interface colours have been adjusted to be more eyesight-friendly and users can also personalise Centric PLM with a choice of fun colour themes,” Ron Watson, VP product at Centric said.

Centric already introduced robust 3D features such as a 3D material viewer, 3D sample reviews and PLM connectors with prominent 3D design applications such as Browzwear, Optitex, and CLO. Version 7.1 includes several new 3D innovations.

“Reducing physical samples and replacing them with 3D representations is quickly becoming the standard, enabling brands to reduce development timelines, become more sustainable and continue business-critical operations while working remotely. Our latest innovations enable designers to create new, 3D coloured materials directly in PLM without switching between their 3D CAD solution and Centric. Enhancements empower users to more efficiently create digital product samples and high resolution, photorealistic 3D models for e-commerce and marketing. Product development teams can now visualise simple colour changes with the Centric PLM 3D Material Viewer allowing them to contribute to the 3D digital workflow,” Watson said.

Centric 8 v7.1 also introduces updates to sourcing with Multi-category Quick Spec for retailers to drive product category expansion in more markets and regions, faster and empower business growth. These enhancements were also developed hand-in-hand with Centric PLM customers.

“Multi-category retailers have hundreds of product categories with thousands of unique product characteristics, whether it’s the size of a lightbulb for a lamp, number of batteries in a toy or voltage and plug style of a toaster, as well as varying regulatory and compliance requirements in different geographical regions. We partnered with our customers to enhance solutions in Centric PLM for an even faster and more efficient way to capture that unique data in product spec sheets. Updates in Centric PLM enable users to personalise product characteristics quickly and easily to save time when creating their supplier requests. This makes product sourcing more accurate and more efficient so retailers can make sourcing decisions easier and move more products along for development, faster,” Watson.

“We’re delighted to announce the latest release of Centric 8 PLM, making the user experience more dynamic, intuitive, personalised, and streamlined. The ease with which users can collaborate in office or from home with Centric PLM every day has a direct impact on user adoption and happiness, productivity and ultimately, on business efficiency and growth,” Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric said.

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