DZ Group, the global private label fashion manufacturer, has successfully implemented Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for small to medium enterprises, Centric SMB. Centric provides IT solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, and luxury companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

DZ Group began looking for a PLM solution to replace a previous system and support complex design and manufacturing processes that are coordinated across offices around the globe. The company selected Centric SMB, Centric Software’s cloud-based SaaS PLM solution for small to medium enterprises, Centric said.

“Because we have been around for so long, one of our main challenges is centralising information. We wanted to be able to understand and utilise all of our resources effectively across our offices in three different time zones. Updating and upgrading our systems to stay ahead of a rapidly-changing industry is a top priority for us. We began looking for a PLM solution to improve our workflow and make it simpler for everyday users to exchange and access information in one central location while offering our customers the most advanced technology available,” Vanessa Muillins, Technical Design Manager at DZ Group said.

“We looked at quite a few PLM vendors, and they all have their plus and minus points. But overall, Centric has a lot more pluses than minuses. Centric has great usability and more options for different departments, enabling more users to take advantage of the solution,” Muillins added.

Kicking off in September 2018, DZ Group’s implementation of Centric SMB went live in just five weeks. The company expects to instantly see a difference in the speed of communication between users. “We’ll see immediate benefits when everyone starts to input their own individual information and collaborate in PLM. With people working together in the system in real time, we can cut through the lag time associated with emails across time zones. Centric PLM will support increased business activity and DZ Group’s future growth, enabling us to work more efficiently and effectively with our customers,” Muillins said.

“We are delighted to announce that DZ Group has successfully implemented Centric SMB in just five weeks. It’s a pleasure for our team to be able to work with a committed and actively engaged business that is focused on innovation and the future of fashion. We look forward to working further with DZ Group as they move into the next phase of their PLM project,” Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software said.