Reimagine
Fashion
Experiences

Leverage The Power of Centric Cloud PLM Solution

Powerful Product Lifecycle Management that is driven by visual experiences.
Reshape everything
right from concept to customer

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Reimagine Fashion Experiences

Leverage The Power of Centric Cloud PLM Solution

Powerful Product Lifecycle Management that is driven by visual experiences.
Reshape everything right from concept to customer

Leverage the power of digital technology to manage the product’s life cycle from inspiration to delivery. A new collaborative approach for enterprises as well as mid-market companies to develop winning products.

Go from mood board to mannequin in record time!

WHY PLM?

If you face these issues, then it is time you invested in a PLM.

  • Struggling to get the right status of the products under development?
  • Miss seasonal launches and end up giving heavy discounts to clear excess stocks?
  • Are your products overpriced compared to similar products in the market?
  • Struggling to manage the complexity and growth as you scale up?
  • Do you have a robust way of defining your range architecture and ensuring that your developed range meets the season’s objectives?

Why Centric PLM?

  • Global leader in PLM for Consumer Goods and Retail with 99% customer retention rate.
  • 750+ global brands use Centric PLM to power their innovation.
  • Highly configurable out of the box PLM with a quick implementation time.
  • New generation technology focusing on high user adoption.
  • Manage massive scaling and performance all within a visually stunning interface.
  • Industry’s first and only enterprise mobility applications.

plm myths

Smash these common myths about PLM with Centric PLM software

PLM Costs a Lot

Implementation Cycles are Long

No Tangible Business Benefits

User Adoption is Slow

plm myths

Smash these common myths about PLM with Centric PLM software

PLM Costs a Lot

Implementation Cycles are Long

No Tangible Business Benefits

User Adoption is Slow

WHAT IS PLM ?

Product Life cycle Management or PLM is the best fit solution for fashion designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers to empower end-to-end product management. With PLM, you can have all teams, right from design, merchandising, planning, product development, sourcing, procurement and production on one single platform.

Reduce time to market and drastically improve productivity through enterprise-grade product
management. Powered with agility to minimize errors and cut costs, PLM solutions are the way
forward for fashion and retail brands.

Are you making the most of advancement in PLM Technology?
Talk to us and discover better ways of managing product life cycles

How can Centric Help Your Business?

Digital Transformation

Continuously create and transform

Go-to market faster

Improve Margins

Increase Operational Efficiency

Coordinated Supply Chain

Integrated Platform for Better Performance

Easily Diversify and Grow Business

mobile apps

Product Notes

Add searchable, editable notes to product images using the Product Notes Mobile App. Mobile devices make capturing style ideas with high-quality photos easy. Centric’s Product Notes Mobile App lets users add notes to photo files, attaching the in – formation to the image in a searchable, filterable, usable format.

Field Testing

Specifically designed for outdoor, footwear and apparel companies to help them both track the performance and usage of prototypes and samples of clothing, footwear and hard goods.
Centric Software’s Field Testing mobile app is a new and unique innovation. This new app works seamlessly with Centric’s PLM suite or, alternatively, can be used as a stand-alone solution and brings PLM to the field to reduce costs and bring quality products to the market faster.

Capture It

In the fashion industry, where a picture is worth more than a thousand words, the immediacy and accuracy of the Capture It for iPhone App can make all the difference.
With Centric 8’s Capture It for iPhone App, images are uploaded directly into the PLM software system anytime, anywhere making them available for review, markup and analysis. Designers can instantly capture inspiration to include in trend boards and ultimately in product lines. Supplier sample evaluation becomes much more accurate and efficient.

Material Sample

With Material Sample Mobile App, staff can quickly and easily put material photos and accompanying notes into a material sample library within Centric 8 PLM.
Post evaluation, it’s easy to promote selected samples (and notes) to the Centric 8 material library.

Sample Review

Quickly view and edit sample and style data with easy-to-use, robust editing tools on any iOS-enabled device.

Showroom

Showroom mobile app allows sales teams to present collections and record preorders and orders while meeting with buyers in a showroom or market week setting.
With the showroom directly connected to PLM, sales can access up-to-date product information, create custom assortments and capture order quantities in real time.

Fit Review

Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App moves PLM software for retail, fashion, footwear and consumer goods into the real world where designers work.
Fit professionals often conduct sessions, take copious measurement notes, and then return to their desks to enter the data into PLM software.
Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App lets a fit professional take a mobile device into the fit session, view and sort reviewed styles, and enter measurements and comments directly into the Centric 8 PLM solution.

Factory Audit

Conduct and document onsite factory audits, and streamline the online onsite vendor compliance process with any iOS mobile device. Record data on the spot as you conduct assessments, enter ratings for each custom-de – fined category. Findings can be recorded in a variety of formats, including text, pho – tographs, or in audio files using the device’s microphone.

Collection Book (iPad): Sleek showcase of collections

Present customers with visually appealing, highly targeted, up-to-date product collections and catalogs. The Centric 8 PLM system captures design changes made only minutes before styles walk the runway at fashion events. That up-to-the-minute, style option and availability information is delivered by the PLM system directly to customers through a visually appealing, highly intuitive, Collection Book.

Retail Review

An easy-to-use app to measure and analyze standards and work on improvements, specifically made for retail stores. The Retail Review app delivers a full-circle of information – right from store design ideation, to materials management to end design aspiration based on the store designer’s vision. The Retail Review app is a must-have in today’s experiential retail landscape.

Switchboard

Capture information from any image source and incorporate that into Centric PLM to allow expanded design inspiration. Switchboard brings together ideas generated via a designers’ favorite medium (electronic drawing tools, sketchbooks etc.) and converts them PLM system business objects.

mobile apps

Product Notes

Add searchable, editable notes to product images using the Product Notes Mobile App.
Mobile devices make capturing style ideas with high quality photos easy. Centric’s Product Notes Mobile App lets users add notes to photo files, attaching the information to the image in a searchable, filterable, usable format.

Field Testing

Specifically designed for outdoor, footwear and apparel companies to help them both track the performance and usage of prototypes and samples of clothing, footwear and hard goods.
Centric Software’s Field Testing mobile app is a new and unique innovation. This new app works seamlessly with Centric’s PLM suite or, alternatively, can be used as a stand-alone solution and brings PLM to the field to reduce costs and bring quality products to the market faster.

Capture It

In the fashion industry, where a picture is worth more than a thousand words, the immediacy and accuracy of the Capture It for iPhone App can make all the difference.
With Centric 8’s Capture It for iPhone App, images are uploaded directly into the PLM software system anytime, anywhere making them available for review, markup and analysis. Designers can instantly capture inspiration to include in trend boards and ultimately in product lines. Supplier sample evaluation becomes much more accurate and efficient.

Material Sample

With Material Sample Mobile App, staff can quickly and easily put material photos and accompanying notes into a material sample library within Centric 8 PLM.
Post evaluation, it’s easy to promote selected samples (and notes) to the Centric 8 material library.

Sample Review

Quickly view and edit sample and style data with easy to use, robust editing tools on any iOS enabled device.

Showroom

Showroom mobile app allows sales teams to present collections and record preorders and orders while meeting with buyers in a showroom or market week setting.
With the showroom directly connected to PLM, sales can access up-to-date product information, create custom assortments and capture order quantities in real time.

Fit Review

Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App moves PLM software for retail, fashion, footwear and consumer goods into the real world where designers work.
Fit professionals often conduct sessions, take copious measurement notes, and then return to their desks to enter the data into PLM software.
Centric’s Fit Review Mobile App lets a fit professional take a mobile device into the fit session, view and sort reviewed styles, and enter measurements and comments directly into the Centric 8 PLM solution.

Factory Audit

Conduct and document onsite factory audits, and streamline the online onsite vendor compliance process with any iOS mobile device. Record data on the spot as you conduct assessments, enter ratings for each custom defined category. Findings can be recorded in a variety of formats, including text, photographs, or in audio files using the device’s microphone.

Collection Book (iPad): Sleek showcase of collections

Present customers with visually appealing, highly targeted, up-to-date product collections and catalogs. The Centric 8 PLM system captures design changes made only minutes before styles walk the runway at fashion events. That up-to-the-minute, style option and availability information is delivered by the PLM system directly to customers through a visually appealing, highly intuitive, Collection Book.

Retail Review

An easy-to-use app to measure and analyze standards and work on improvements, specifically made for retail stores. The Retail Review app delivers a full circle of information right from store design ideation, to materials management to end design aspiration based on the store designer’s vision. The Retail Review app is a must-have in today’s experiential retail landscape.

Switchboard

Capture information from any image source and incorporate that into Centric PLM to allow expanded design inspiration. Switchboard brings together ideas generated via a designers’ favorite medium (electronic drawing tools, sketchbooks etc.) and converts them PLM system business objects.

Agile Methodologies

Fashion brands and retailers believe in the myth that a classical PLM solution involves complex
customization, elongated project implementation time based on elongated waterfall methodology, and requires complex enterprise grade hardware environment.

Centric PLM implementation philosophy is based on agile deployment with a very short time to
market. The entire architecture is built on a highly configurable data model & UI element which
reflect best-of-the-breed processes in the fashion and retail industry.

As the typical implementation cycle can be as low as a few weeks (for a cloud SMB solution) to
4-6 months for a complex implementation.

Are You Ready for Centric?

Maturity Assessment

Our process maturity assessment tool, developed specially for Indian Brands, Consumer Goods companies and Retailers gives you an excellent overview of how your company’s processes compare to the global standards of excellence.

It also provides a roadmap of how you can achieve complete digital transformation of your business and compete with global brands, who are now targeting India as their next market of growth.

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Adobe

The 3D Apparel Design Suite is fully integrated with all your favourite Adobe tools like Illustrator, Photoshop and more.

Switch between 2D and 3D designing

Images, Vectors and Patterns can be simultaneously
worked upon

Seamless File Format Integration and Support

Adobe

The 3D Apparel Design Suite is fully integrated with all your favourite Adobe tools like Illustrator, Photoshop and more.

Switch between 2D and 3D designing

Images, Vectors and Patterns can be simultaneously worked upon

Seamless File Format Integration and Support

Tech Pack

Top-down design and specification sharing to ensure all information required to manufacture the designed apparel is received in full precision.

PLM-ready Tech Pack generation

Intricate Details of fabric, measurements, patterns etc.

Notations and Annotation Support

Showcase

Taking your designs to the market requires more than just prototyping. See how your designs work in various style and store settings. Reporting and Analytics

Visual Styling of Designed Apparel

Easily Manipulate Styles like buttons open, rolled sleeves etc

Cross-check Screen Colours to procured fabric colours

Seamlessly Collaborate with Marketers and Developers

Showcase

Taking your designs to the market requires more than just prototyping. See how your designs work in various style and store settings. Reporting and Analytics

Visual Styling of Designed Apparel

Easily Manipulate Styles like buttons open, rolled sleeves etc

Cross-check Screen Colours to procured fabric colours

Seamlessly Collaborate with Marketers and Developers

fit

Photorealistic 3D Rendering

Fabric Simulation in Varied Environments (light, reflection etc.)

True Motion Fit Sessions to capture material movement

Garment Pressure and Tension Analysis of Moving Prototype

PROTOTYPE

Perfect the design game with tools that allow you to visualize how your apparel fits on real human body types through 3D prototyping

Variety of Human Prototypes based on size, skin colour etc.

Virtual Visualization of fabric textures

Accurate Draping of material over prototype

PROTOTYPE

Perfect the design game with tools that allow you to visualize how your apparel fits on real human body types through 3D prototyping

Variety of Human Prototypes based on size, skin colour etc.

Virtual Visualization of fabric textures

Accurate Draping of material over prototype

design

Easily navigate between 2D and 3D styling to add precision to fashion design.

Swift Design
Capabilities

Mix, Match and Scan fabric types

Pure Virtual
Visualization

3D Visualization of seams, trims etc.

Get Detail Levels like fabric, colour etc.

Store and Share all design elements

Style to Scale for all sizes

Real Time Sync With Adobe

design

Easily navigate between 2D and 3D styling to add precision to fashion design.

Swift Design Capabilities

Mix, Match and Scan fabric types

Pure Virtual Visualization

3D Visualization of seams, trims etc.

Get Detail Levels like fabric, colour etc.

Store and Share all design elements

Style to Scale for all sizes

Real Time Sync With Adobe

Comprehensive Analytics

Connect with real-time sales data to view Planogram performance and sales margins. With the power to visualize sales and other key metrics directly on products on walls and fixtures; Visual Merchandisers have the power to take informed decisions to improve full price sell-through and contribute to the management targets.

Performance check for both Central and Regional designers

Product Sales analysis

Comprehensive Data Views from various systems

Informed Decision Making to enable swift adaptation to change

Planogram Sharing

Empower flagship stores and retail/chain store managers to easily exchange planograms over mobile devices in 3D in real-time. Ensure compliance across different stores in different locations easily from head office.

Mobile Device Enabled Planogram Sharing

Business Metrics Visualization for Stores

Headquarters and Outlet Planning and Co-ordination

Experience Simulation

Efficiently capture and communicate the designer’s vision of how the store should look like. A delightful shopping experience, brand equity consistency and operational compliance can be achieved through 3D lifelike experiences.

High quality 3D Virtual Walkthroughs rendering

Validate with Internal teams for comments with screenshots

Share with customers focus groups to identify preferred zones

Effective communication of designer’s vision of store look alike

Smart Visual Merchandising

Perform a dry run of how your store plans work with internal stakeholders. View products at various locations in the store to see what is the best fit for each category to leave a remarkable impression for store visitors.

Generate detailed Planograms of the ideal result

Evaluate Business metrics in context of the store

Business Compliance Checks for Featured Products

Review Planograms with Central and Regional teams

Measure Sales Metrics based on assortment positioning

3D Content Collaboration

Manage Product Displays in 3D. Designing a store layout can be a frustrating experience if it does not support the physical collection once the products arrive. Merchants could take better decisions and even adjust the evolving assortments, if they could preview the store and the products earlier, using a virtual environment.

Life-like 3D Product modeling

Digital Assortment Visualization

Plan Store digitally before committing to production

Avoid expensive and time consuming assortment failures

finance and merchandise planning

Plan Company level targets and distribute them proportionately Top-Down, Bottom-Up and Middle- Out. Financial goals translate into inventory and assortment strategies that perfectly align capacities and constraints across the whole supply chain.

What-if and What-for Functions For real-time impact assessment

Workflow and Audit Trail For versioning and Approval

Support multi-channel strategy: Online, Shop-in-Shop

Support multi-level merch & location hierarchy

Link financial objectives to operations

Minimize stock-outs and over-stocks

finance and merchandise planning

Plan Company level targets and distribute them proportionately Top-Down, Bottom-Up and Middle- Out. Financial goals translate into inventory and assortment strategies that perfectly align capacities and constraints across the whole supply chain.

What-if and What-for Functions For real-time impact assessment

Workflow and Audit Trail For versioning and Approval

Support multi-channel strategy: Online, Shop-in-Shop

Support multi-level merch & location hierarchy

Link financial objectives to operations

Minimize stock-outs and over-stocks

DEMAND AND SUPPLY PLANNING

Supply Chain dashboard for monitoring, supporting and controlling the entire process

Scenario analysis to balance customer demand with production and delivery capabilities

Supplier management

Delivery Optimization

What-if and what-for analysis to forecast material and production line needs

DEMAND AND SUPPLY PLANNING

Supply Chain dashboard for monitoring, supporting and controlling the entire process

Scenario analysis to balance customer demand Increased Visibility in with production and delivery capabilities

Supplier management

Delivery Optimization

What-if and what-for analysis to forecast material and production line needs

business intelligence and analytics

Integrate Data From different sources easily

Unleash Intelligence From Data rapidly translate insights into action

Self-Service Analysis environment

Dashboards and Scorecards

Data Discovery, Data Analysis What-if scenarios, Business data modeling

open to buy and markdown planning

Monitor sales, markdown, margin, cover and closing stock on one screen. Use valuable information for in-season re forecast and markdown proposals based on actual versus idea sell-through curves.

Increase users’ efficiency through self-service analysis

Visibility of expected & required closing stock and what-if simulations

System supported achievement of required closing stock

Monitor budgets during planning and In-Season

Precise Visibility Closing stock and What-if simulations

Achievement of Required closing stock

Smart Handling of Never out of stock

Markdowns and Promotions optimization

open to buy and markdown planning

Monitor sales, markdown, margin, cover and closing stock on one screen. Use valuable information for in-season re forecast and Markdown proposals based on actual versus idea sell-through curves.

Increase users’ efficiency through self-service analysis

Visibility of expected & required closing stock and what-if simulations

System supported achievement of required closing stock

Monitor budgets during planning and In-Season

Precise Visibility Closing stock and What-if simulations

Achievement of Required closing stock

Smart Handling of Never out of stock

Markdowns and Promotions optimization

Assortment planning and store allocation

Create assortments that drive sales and margins. Making sure you have the right assortment for your customers has always been the core of retailing. Your collections need to stand out in a crowded marketplace to create future customer loyalty and sales.

Create an assortment strategy

Build pre-season buy and sales plans

Manage assortment in real-time

Automate manual tasks and execution

Improve Return on Space and Return on Inventory

Quickly gain Insights on Style Attributes

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COLLABORATE SOURCING

Increased Visibility in Supply Chain Management

Analytics Driven Insights For Effective Cost Management

Easy Collaboration With Multiple Suppliers

Study Impact of Decisions During Development

Consolidated Procurement Across Product Line

Ensure Enterprise Quality Standard Compliance

COLLABORATE SOURCING

Increased Visibility in Supply Chain Management

Analytics Driven Insights For Effective Cost Management

Easy Collaboration With Multiple Suppliers

Study Impact of Decisions During Development

Consolidated Procurement Across Product Line

Ensure Enterprise Quality Standard Compliance

collection management

product management

procurement management

Support Multiple Product Categories

Proactive Supply Chain Environment

Consistently Apply Changes Across Collections

Analytics Led Material Sourcing

Materials Management Based on Requirements

Market Specific Product Catalogs

Enterprise Level Workflow Calendars

collection management

product management

Support Multiple Product Categories

Consistently Apply Changes Across Collections

Materials Management Based on Requirements

procurement management

Proactive Supply Chain Environment

Analytics Led Material Sourcing

Market Specific Product Catalogs

Enterprise Level Workflow Calendars

DESIGN CONNECTORS

One Platform For Designers and Technical Team

Centralized Repository of Design Elements Like Trim, Material Wash, etc.

Materials Management Based on Requirements

Adobe Illustrator Integration for Increased Productivity

Connectors For Easy Integration

DESIGN CONNECTORS

One Platform For Designers and Technical Team.

Centralized Repository of Design Elements Like Trim, Material Wash, etc.

Materials Management Based on Requirements

Adobe Illustrator Integration for Increased Productivity.

Connectors For Easy Integration.

seasonal line planning

Merchandise Planning

Analytics backed Season Management

Unified Seasonal Line Planning

Current Product Information Views

Enterprise Level Workflow Calendar

Collaborate With Product and Management

Setup Sales Estimates

Swiftly Respond to Changing Trends

Real Time Marketing Analysis

seasonal line planning

Merchandise Planning

Analytics backed Season Management

Unified Seasonal Line Planning

Current Product Information Views

Enterprise Level Workflow Calendar

Collaborate With Product and Management

Setup Sales Estimates

Swiftly Respond to Changing Trends

Real Time Marketing Analysis

 R Krishna Kumar 

Founder and Managing DIrector

Mr. Ravishankara H.S is a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal Karnataka. He carries a rich experience of over 30 years in IT functions at various capacities in large professionally managed companies. 

Some of the Brands of which Mr. Ravishankara was heading IT Departments are: MICO, ABB, Grasim, Madura Garments & Arvind Brands. The last corporate assignment was with Arvind Brands as VP –IS heading the IT function. At Present he the Founder Director of HSR IT Solutions Pvt Ltd offering services from ERP evaluation to IT Operations management for companies in Textiles, IT Service, Apparel & Retail.

K Ganapathy S

Board Advisor

Ganapathy, an entrepreneur turned advisor, has over 18 years of experience in technology investing at ICICI Venture and Jump Startup. He has successfully nurtured more than 40 companies. 

Ganapathy advises Simbus on corporate development and strategy. He has a B. Tech degree from NIT Trichy and an MBA degree from XLRI.

 R Krishna Kumar 

Founder and Managing DIrector

Krishna Kumar (KK) – An IIM Ahmedabad Graduate, KK has 25 years experience with Fashion Industry Leaders like Madura Garments and Arvind Mills. An acknowledged expert in Supply Chain, KK has led transformational projects in large and medium companies in areas of supply chain planning, retail planning and PLM implementation.

 He founded Simbus with a mission to help companies to simplify their business using technology. He mentors several start-ups and also serves on the advisory board of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).