Oct 12, 2011

Centric Software Presents PLM Seminars in London, Paris, New York

Centric Software, Inc., will present seminars focused on product lifecycle management (PLM) software strategies for the apparel industry in London, Paris and New York this October.

Centric is the provider of Centric 8 PLM software for the apparel and fashion, luxury goods and consumer goods industries. In its upcoming events, Centric will highlight new capabilities that enable easy creation and management of dynamic collection books and catalogs by merchandising and sales teams. Leveraging Centric’s industry-first, patent-pending Collection Book for Fashion iPad App’s, the collection books and catalogs synchronize dynamically with up-to-date product option and availability information in Centric 8 PLM software.

“These new capabilities in Centric 8 deliver customized catalogs and collection presentations rapidly to sales staff for presentation to customers on an appealing mobile device,” says Chris Groves, CEO of Centric. “The catalogs and collection books replace error-prone, paper-based systems that offer customers out-of-date or unavailable products,” he explains. “Sales impact and customer satisfaction rise sharply when errors and missteps are removed from the sales process.”

PLM Seminar for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Apex City of London Hotel

Mark Harrop, managing director of Product Development Partnership, a major consulting organization focusing on PLM and PDM for the apparel industry, and CEO of WhichPLM, a global media site dedicated to PLM for the apparel industry, will discuss investment strategies for PLM. Groves and other company executives will present an overview of Centric 8, discuss how to achieve a PLM implementation in as little as four months, and highlight innovations in collection and catalog management capabilities.

The seminar includes presentations, hands-on demonstrations, a question-and-answer session and lunch. The event is complimentary, but registration is required.

PLM Seminar for Apparel, Footwear and Accessories: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m, Palais Brongniart

European executives from Centric will review PLM as a strategic best practice, provide insight into mobile PLM applications and collection management, and detail how companies can prepare for and achieve a successful PLM implementation. Nicolas Mennrath, vice president of operations with Le Coq Sportif, will discuss the strategic role of PLM in his organization.

The seminar includes presentations, hands-on demonstrations, a question-and-answer session and lunch. The event is complimentary, but registration is required.

New York
Lunch and Learn PLM Seminar: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Arno Ristorante

The event will feature a presentation by Paula Levy, vice president and practice leader of CRM and PLM strategies and technologies at Sophelle. She will discuss collection management best practices involving mobile, customer-facing apps that dynamically generate web- and mobile platform-based catalogs for presentation to specific customers, markets, retailers or prospects.
James Horne, senior director of marketing at Centric, will discuss how design, tech design and other teams in the organization work within a PLM system to assure that the mobile-based catalogs and collection books presented to customers and prospects reflect only accurate, up-to-date product information. The seminar includes continental breakfast, presentation, hands-on demonstrations, a question-and-answer session and lunch. The event is complimentary, but registration is required.

Additional information about these and other Centric events is available on the Centric website.

Centric Software, Inc. (http://www.centricsoftware.com)

Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software for apparel, luxury goods and consumer goods companies. Centric 8 delivers easy-to-use functionality to manage critical, inseparable business processes, including product development, sourcing, line planning and profitability management, through a modularized system that implements and delivers value rapidly.

With Centric 8, companies are able to cut costs and inefficiency, speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance. Global enterprises including INTERSPORT France, Colmar, Christine Laure, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, KlimUSA, Bass Pro Shops, Bravo Sports, Longchamp, Silver Jeans, Sundance Catalog and United Stationers use Centric solutions to achieve revenue growth, reduce costs and deliver trend-right products to their customers.