Diane von Furstenberg Selects Computer Generated Solutions' Product Lifecycle Management System

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Global Luxury Brand Diane von Furstenberg selects BlueCherry PLM from Computer Generated Solutions to replace their existing product lifecycle management system.

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Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), a leading global provider of technology solutions, announced today that premier fashion-leader Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) has selected CGS’s BlueCherry Infinity PLM solution as its platform for global apparel development and sourcing. The new system will replace the company’s existing aging PLM system. Once implemented, DVF expects the BlueCherry solution to improve their overall business processes, enhance productivity by reducing manual effort, gain visibility, and accelerate speed to market.

DVF needed a solution that would centralize all information to provide easy access and collaboration for their design, product development, and merchandising teams.

“After careful evaluation of other PLM solutions, including the latest offering from the current PLM vendor, we felt that BlueCherry offered the best-in-breed functionality we needed in order to centralize our product development and link all departments in the development process,” said Jeannie Lau, Executive Vice President, Production and Product Development for Diane von Furstenberg. “Considering we already use BlueCherry ERP, their PLM solution is totally seamless and they are interchangeable. This creates a centralized hub of information that will promote synergy across all of our divisions.”

The BlueCherry PLM implementation will allow Diane von Furstenberg’s teams to view vital information at a much earlier stage in the process, allowing for multiple strategic business improvements.

“We are excited that Diane von Furstenberg is adding PLM to their current BlueCherry ERP solution,” said Paul Magel, President of the CGS Application Solutions Group. “BlueCherry PLM will give their entire team the transparency needed to break down the information barriers that affect a lot of apparel companies, and the tools to manage every aspect of their product development process.”

About CGS

For more than twenty-eight years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. Headquartered in New York City, CGS employs over 4,000 professionals in 20 offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for thousands of organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party business applications, technology, business services and business process outsourcing solutions, including customer care, technical support and corporate learning & training. For more information please visit http://www.cgsinc.com.

About BlueCherry

A fully integrated enterprise solution with the power to manage the entire concept-to-consumer product lifecycle, BlueCherry enables Soft Goods companies to streamline processes, gain visibility, reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance competitiveness. Comprehensive BlueCherry capabilities include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Warehouse Management (WMS), E-Commerce, Salesforce Automation (SFA), Business Intelligence (BI), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and more.

Long considered the most functionally-complete ERP in the soft goods industry, the BlueCherry enterprise solution leverages the latest Microsoft® .NET, SQL Server® and Silverlight® technologies to deliver a superior user experience and the lowest total cost of ownership for CGS clients. Learn more at http://www.bluecherry.com.

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Cecilia Panozzo
Computer Generated Solutions, Inc
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