Centric Software’s PLM Journey with Pearl Izumi

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Performance, Products and Productivity

I like to say that Centric PLM has stopped our users from waiting for a computer to do its job, but what’s even more important is that it’s freed them to do theirs.

Centric is proud to release its first success story with its trusted American customer and partner, Pearl Izumi.

Pearl Izumi is praised by serious sports enthusiasts for its relentless, fifty-year pursuit of the highest standards of technical performance. From humble beginnings – a post-war Tokyo father creating cycling gear to help his son compete – the brand has fueled what it calls “the human machine” to go farther, faster and longer through a balance of anatomic precision and design as well as a fanatical commitment to innovating with fabrics.

In an attempt to keep pace with the company’s unique requirements and significant growth, Pearl Izumi decided to find a proven partner who could match both their customers’ and their own exacting standards.

Following a detailed process of vendor demonstrations and due diligence,
Pearl Izumi selected Centric Software. Five months later, Centric PLM went live and is now in use across design, development, merchandising, finance and operations teams in the USA, Europe and Asia.

“Centric PLM has alleviated so many points of friction between our teams, allowed us to trust one another and to trust the information we’re seeing so much more,” says Andrea Schwab, PLM System Support Manager. “I like to say that Centric PLM has stopped our users from waiting for a computer to do its job,” Schwab adds, “but what’s even more important is that it’s freed them to do theirs.”
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ABOUT PEARL IZUMI
For over 60 years, Pearl Izumi has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. Pearl Izumi products empower runners, riders and triathletes to be faster, more comfortable and to perform better 365 days of the year. In 2014, Pearl Izumi rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.

Centric Software, Inc. (http://www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013 and 2015.

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

Media Contact at Centric Software
Americas: Jennifer Forsythe, Centric Software, jforsythe(at)centricsoftware(dot)com

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