Centric Software Introduces Centric Connector for Adobe® Creative Suite®

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Addition to Centric 8 PLM suite improves product development process, speeds time to market

To ensure the most effective, profitable product development process, Centric Software, Inc., has introduced the Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite. As part of the Centric 8 product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing suite, Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite integrates design sketches and files - at all stages of development - with every other piece of product design, supplier and manufacturing information.

Product management and financial executives in the consumer goods industries know that profitability is established early in the design and sample phase of product development. Too often designers work isolated and disconnected from enterprise business processes and miss opportunities to collaborate and improve product profitability and product success rates. With Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite, designers simply save their work and publish to the Centric 8 PLM suite to promote early collaboration with brand managers, merchandisers and other non-designers.

Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite connects product design files from any Adobe Creative Suite application - including Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop® files typically used by most consumer goods and fashion companies for product design- with the Centric 8 PLM suite. Instead of sending individual design files back and forth for review and changes, designers and product managers now can improve control over the design and approval processes and collaborate more effectively - all with better visibility of the entire process and improved creativity. Designers work the same way they always have - except now they use Adobe Creative Suite products to browse Centric 8, upload and download design revisions. By combining the Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite with Centric 8 PLM and sourcing system, executives can make sure they are investing in products with the greatest profit potential through accessing and reviewing accurate, consistent product information.

Centric Connector for Adobe Creative Suite links the design chain earlier and more often with the global supply chain, according to Chris Groves, Centric's CEO. By enabling and empowering designers to easily share, yet securely manage, design content using the integration with Centric 8 PLM suite, the connector improves collaboration with global teams. Ultimately, improved collaboration results in better and quicker decisions, which speeds time to market - a critical component in today's marketplace.

About Centric Software, Inc.
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 Artsana, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coleman, Kiewit, Le Coq Sportif, 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. Adobe, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Simone Lennon
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