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Choosing the fashion PLM that is right for you

What are the benefits you should expect from a best-in-class fashion PLM solution?

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A 2017 survey of fashion professionals show that PLM solutions, while essential in the modern fashion industry, do not always live up to their promise

That can make fashion companies hesitate when it comes to investing in a new one. However, improved automation and integration technologies have produced a new generation of proven fashion PLM technology that makes it possible to truly streamline processes, embrace collaboration and harness the power of data.

Investing in a new generation of fashion PLM will enable your company to better address the complexity and speed requirements of the fashion market with unique visibility, endless adaptability and granular control over every step of product development.

But what should you look for when selecting a fashion PLM solution? What are the must-have criteria for a best-in-class PLM solution?

We have created this guide to answer these questions for you and help you find the solution that will help your company elevate visibility, democratize data and increase operational efficiency. You will also hear from three companies about how they decided to invest in a new PLM solution and the benefits they have gained.

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The Power of PLM: Dream vs Reality

For over a decade, PLM technology’s promises of faster speed to market, increased product development efficiency and better-organized processes have made it a must-have in every fashion and apparel executive’s toolbox. The dreams however have not always lived up to the reality. According to a 2017 survey cited in Apparel Mag:

  • 40% of apparel product development professionals aren’t sure if their PLM solution is helping them create technical specification packages faster and more accurately than they could without the technology

  • More than 60% say their PLM solution requires “too many clicks,” is “too complex” or takes “too much time” for data entry

  • 37.5% say their PLM solution takes time away from being creative

Improved automation and integration technologies have produced a new generation of proven PLM technology that makes it possible to truly streamline processes, embrace collaboration and harness the power of data.

With advanced digital PLM platforms, companies can say goodbye to lengthy learning curves and end-to-end product management via spreadsheets, emails and homegrown tools. So, how can these modern PLM systems drive new levels of productivity and help you get products to market before your competitors?

Integration of design, product development and cost management processes in one system for faster execution of collections is an obvious benefit and critical element of many modern PLM solutions. Connections between internal and external teams on a single platform to gain a holistic view of a product’s progress through the development process is another. But these are just some of the basic benefits you can expect from advanced PLM technology. By upgrading to a new generation of PLM, you can also go beyond the basics for a solution that enables you to address the complexity and speed requirements of the fashion market with unique visibility, endless adaptability and granular control over every step of product development. This guide outlines a few of the day-to-day benefits you can and should expect when upgrading your PLM system.