Centric Software Hosts Event for Seattle Area Consumer Goods Executives

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Methods for improving margins and ensuring profitability of new products spotlighted.

Unlock Hidden Profits: Think Outside the Spreadsheet

Centric Software is sponsoring an event entitled "Unlock Hidden Profits: Think Outside the Spreadsheet" from 11 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at The W Hotel, 1112 4th Avenue, Seattle, Washington. This event is part of a global series that brings together executives from fashion and consumer goods companies to discuss topics on product lifecycle, sourcing, and profitability management.

The Seattle event will provide executives of Pacific Northwest consumer goods companies with insight into new methods to improve new product development processes and ensure margin accountability across the organization.

Ray Hein, executive vice president of marketing at Centric, will present a case study of a leading consumer goods company that utilized an advanced approach to improve product margins and eliminate underperforming products from its portfolio. Empowered with accuracy and real-time visibility into critical product and team information, this company achieved measurable results in increased profitability, while achieving margin targets to drive success.

Humberto Roa, product manager for Centric and formerly with Amazon.com, will demonstrate Product Profitability Planning, the newest module of Centric 8, Centric's product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing solution for companies in the fast-moving consumer goods industries, including those that globally source private-label products.

The event will survey attendees to better understand profitability and margin management practices within their businesses. These survey results will be shared at the conclusion of the event. Lunch will be served.

Registration is free, but seating is limited. To register, for more information please visit http://www.centricsoftware.com/splash/seattle_leadership_summit.asp.

About Centric Software, Inc. (http://www.centricsoftware.com):
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing solutions for companies in the fast-moving consumer goods industries, including those that globally source private-label products. Centric 8 enables companies to speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance.

Centric's proven Web-based product intelligence technology enables team members and partners to securely access the information they need to improve global collaboration, execution and business performance. Global enterprises including Intersport, Le Coq Sportif, Best Buy, Coleman, Moen, Timex and United Stationers Inc. use Centric's solutions to achieve top-line revenue growth and cost reductions.

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

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