ERP, PLM, CMS, DAM and PIM, what to choose?
In the world of fashion, constant pressure to deliver and compete, trickles down into every aspect of the business.Inefficiencies, delays, errors, a lack of collaboration and stifled creativity are enough to bog down even the most successful fashion organization. But these setbacks all have one thing in common: an inability to capitalize on business intelligence. And not for lack of available data. Fashion leaders rely on a mixed bag of software systems – ERP, PLM, CMS, DAM and PIM, among others. And while they may seem to work well individually, making them work well together is a whole other thing, leaving significant gaps in collective insights. What’s more, production delays, ineffective workflows and breakdowns in communication can easily be attributed to disparate arrays of software, data and access to manage it all. Today’s fashion organizations need a fully connected product lifecycle – a unified system that makes the days of email strings, crashed Excel files and unorganized product assets a thing of the past. CIOs have a huge opportunity to impact the way their companies think about cross-functional strategies around workflows, processes, data, systems and other organizational structures. The time to move to an integrated platform is now.
How CIOs can help by choosing a new generation product lifecycle management platform that integrates all solutions ?
To compete in today’s competitive fashion environment, companies need to find a way to streamline collaboration, so marketing, operations, sales, merchandising, designers and suppliers are on the same page. Through the sharing of critical information, consensus and course-correction, teams will be able to save time, minimize frustration and get products to market quicker than ever before.
That’s when CIOs come to the rescue. By helping their teams choose the right digitization software to achieve a fully connected product lifecycle through system integration, CIOs are enabling teams to work better, smarter, and faster together.