YuniquePLM™ Improves Speed to Market for Spanish Fashion Brand Encuentro Moda®

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YuniquePLM has streamlined Encuentro Moda's product lifecycle management - decreasing time-to-market for their apparel and accessory lines.

"As companies like Encuerto Moda become more international in nature, the value of a centralized solution cannot be overstated." Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Yunique Solutions.

Encuentro Moda®, a leading Spanish fashion brand, has selected YuniquePLM™ to provide a centralized platform for its retail, design and manufacturing operations. YuniquePLM has streamlined Encuentro Moda’s product lifecycle management – decreasing time-to-market for their apparel and accessory lines.

YuniquePLM, designed specifically for the fashion and retail industries, features a robust functionality in a web-based platform, for seamless integration with existing ERP systems. Teams around the world can communicate more effectively, accelerate their workflows and reduce errors.

Encuentro Moda offers a complete line of casual and work wear for women, including jackets, knitwear, trousers, jeans, dresses and accessories. The company began as a wholesale business, and has transformed to a large, retail fashion brand. In 2014, the company reached 100 retail stores, with plans to open 15 additional stores in 2015. Its distribution network consists of four subsidiaries, located in Tenerife, Madrid, Barcelona and Shanghai. As their design-creation, manufacturing and distribution were located in different regions, the company sought out services that would ensure optimal collaboration among all units.

“We are delighted to have Yunique Solutions accompany us in our continued growth,” said Encuerto Moda President Raul Mendez. “Our decision stems from Yunique Solutions’ proven international presence, depth of experience and professionalism of its team. We look forward to fully utilizing the powerful benefits that YuniquePLM offers, including optimizing our internal processes, automating tasks and ultimately increasing our speed to market.”

Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Yunique Solutions, said, “We congratulate Encuerto Moda in the recent opening of their 100th store and look forward to our continued partnership. As companies like Encuerto Moda become more international in nature, the value of a centralized solution cannot be overstated. By having information in a single location, errors and miscommunication can be reduced or avoided, ultimately increasing speed-to-market.”

About Encuerto Moda: Located in the heart of Barcelona, Encuerto Moda has grown substantially since its founding in 1986. Keeping with the company’s goal of opening an average of 10 stores per year, retail boutiques can now be found throughout Spain; including Madrid, Catalonia, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Andalucia. Since its inception, Encuerto’s mission has been to offer modern, high-quality and affordable fashion for women. The brand’s collection includes jackets, knitwear, t-shirts, blouses, trousers, jeans, dresses and accessories. http://www.encuentromoda.es

About Yunique Solutions: Yunique Solutions is the product lifecycle management business unit of Gerber Technology. YuniquePLM and webPDM software enable organizations to connect their creative teams with their supply chain to get the right products to market, on time and at the right cost. These systems can help businesses of all sizes accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins by managing the details of line plans, tech packs and samples and simplifying communication and collaboration with global partners. http://www.yunique.com

About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries. http://www.gerbertechnology.com

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