Market Overview

Centric Software Fits into the Third Dimension


New 3D Sample Review mobile app from PLM market leader reduces sample

Responding to market demand for innovations to digitally transform
product design and development, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
leader Centric Software announces the availability of a new 3D Sample
Review mobile app. 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.

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Centric Software Fits into the Third Dimension (Photo: Business Wire)

Centric Software Fits into the Third Dimension (Photo: Business Wire)

Fit is a key component of a brand's DNA yet it is also an enormous
challenge for fashion and apparel companies to execute. In the era of
inclusive and adaptive design, apparel makers work to meet consumer
demand for clothing that fits a variety of body shapes, heights and
sizes. With 3D technology gaining in maturity across fashion and retail,
businesses are turning to 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality
tools to meet rising customer expectations and solve the fit challenge.

The traditional fit review process is one of the most time-consuming and
expensive parts of getting a product from the design stage to final
production for retail. A live fit model tries on each physical sample in
order for it to be perfected by a team of product designers, developers
and pattern-makers who take pictures of the garment on the model, direct
corrections to one another and make notes. Back at their desks, photos
have to be uploaded to a computer, edited and uploaded again to a PLM
system, and notes have to be typed up or transferred. This process is
followed for every sample. In addition, samples are time consuming and
expensive to procure and track.

Several years ago working with innovation partner Fast
Retailing, Centric Software introduced the Sample Review mobile app for
PLM and dramatically transformed the fit review process of physical
samples. Using a smartphone or tablet, product development teams take
photos and add comments in Centric PLM in real time during fit review
sessions to reduce rework and save time. Now, Centric has taken this
technology a step further with 3D Sample Review mobile app.

"In response to feedback from our key innovation partners and Customer
Advisory Board, we have developed a virtual 3D sample request and review
tool," says Humberto Roa, VP of Innovation at Centric Software. "With
Centric's 3D Sample Review mobile app, users review digital samples
created by 3D vendors or in-house artists in virtual fit scenarios, add
comments and receive amended digital samples without leaving the PLM
environment. These digital assets can be attached to style data and
incorporated into active line plans, giving an up-to-date view of where
each product is in the sampling and review process."

"The most obvious benefit of 3D sampling is that it saves a huge amount
of time, money and labor and increases the number of design iterations,"
continues Roa. "Making physical samples involves a significant material
and labor cost, and typically takes a couple of weeks per iteration.
Inevitably there are changes to be made, another sample is produced, the
reviewing cycle continues. It can take months to produce a final sample
and begin production whereas with 3D, design and fit iterations are
quick thus more design proposals can be reviewed prior to go to market."

"Centric's 3D Sample Review cuts out many steps from the traditional
sampling process, reducing time to market and improving the quality of
the final product. In addition, photo-realistic visualization of a
design concept supports rapid decision-making and greater accuracy in
costing, Bills of Material (BOMs) and the manufacturing process."

Centric's 3D Sample Review mobile app was developed in partnership with
Fast Retailing and presented at PI Apparel New York City in June 2018.

"We are excited to announce that we are adding significant 3D
capabilities to Centric PLM, beginning with 3D Sample Review," says
Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. "Responding to
market demands, we continue to develop innovative, digital
transformation solutions to drive growth and competitiveness."

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From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals
around the world, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation
Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear,
luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric Visual Innovation Platform
(VIP) is a visual, fully digital collection of boards for touch-based
devices like iPad, iPhone and large-scale, touch-screen televisions.
Centric VIP transforms decision making and automates execution to truly
collapse time to market and distance to trend. Centric's flagship
product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers
enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing,
business planning, quality, and collection management functionality
tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages
extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings
tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the
Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in
Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan's Global
Retail, Fashion, and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence
Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in
2013, 2015, and 2016.

Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other
brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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