Gerber Technology Launches Newest Version of webPDM, the flagship component of Gerber’s PLM Software Suite

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webPDM 6.0 is completely browser-based; showcases powerful new features, and includes streamlined functionality for professionals throughout the product lifecycle and supply chain.

This release represents the culmination of invaluable user feedback and bright ideas. From improved product views to rapidly enabling user proficiency, webPDM 6.0 is certain to set the new standard meeting size, supply chain and product lifecycle demands and we are excited to announce its launch to market.

Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE: GRB), the world leader in automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the sewn products and flexible materials industry, announced today the release of webPDM 6.0, the flagship module of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software Suite for the organization of data, images, processes and procedures.

Gerber Technology’s webPDM 6.0 functions as a globally-accessible, browser- based solution enabling development professionals to organize information, create tech packs and effectively communicate with employees, customers, vendors and suppliers. webPDM 6.0’s browser-based environment enhances the end user experience allowing rapid global creation, collaboration and production execution for apparel, furniture, accessories and other consumer products. Advanced product development functionality within webPDM is incorporated to meet complex business demands allowing every size company to utilize options that fit their needs.

“With webPDM 6.0, we’ve added highly desirable features such as Linked Pages and Folders that allow for one time entry of specification information spread throughout multiple styles,” says Elizabeth King, Director of Software Applications for Gerber Technology. “Global participants can easily and effectively organize and create content, while taking advantage of enhanced functionality such as the BOM staging area promoting implementation and collaboration on the most important product components. The software integrates seamlessly with the other PLM modules including AccuMark, webView and webFolio permitting more time spent adding value and less on administration.”

Companies of every size will appreciate the value provided by this feature-rich PLM application for global collaboration. “We are very pleased with the enhancements we have been able to deliver to product managers, sourcing professionals, designers, merchandisers, vendors and executives with this latest version of webPDM,” King notes. “This release represents the culmination of invaluable user feedback and bright ideas. From improved product views to rapidly enabling user proficiency, webPDM 6.0 is certain to set the new standard meeting size, supply chain and product lifecycle demands and we are excited to announce its launch to market.”

To learn more about webPDM’s features and functionalities, visit: http://www.gerbertechnology.com/webPDM.htm

To learn more about Gerber Technology’s Software Users Conference, visit:
http://www.gerbertechnology.com/usersconference.htm

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology, a business unit of $640 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, aerospace, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving a total of over 22,000 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.gerbertechnology.com.

About Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific, Inc. of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.

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