BlueCherry® by CGS Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm in PLM Market Report

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BlueCherry by CGS has received a "Positive" rating in Leading Analyst Firm's latest MarketScope for PLM in Apparel, Footwear and Accessories report. The rating is based on an independent evaluation of the company's product, market understanding, customer experience and other key criteria. The report also highlights the importance of PLM to the AFA sector and discusses the advantages of tightly integrated PLM, sourcing and ERP systems such as BlueCherry by CGS.

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Enterprise integration continues to be a key element in successful implementations. Tight integration among PLM, sourcing and ERP systems is important to ensure cost-effective execution of the product designs and plans.

Computer Generated Solutions (http://www.cgsinc.com) has received a "Positive" rating from leading industry analyst firm Gartner in its September 2009 MarketScope for PLM in Apparel, Footwear and Accessories (AFA) report. The report covers the state of the market for product lifecycle management and sourcing solutions that serve this fast-paced industry sector. BlueCherry by CGS received the "positive" rating based on Gartner's independent evaluation of its product, market understanding, customer experience, offering (product) strategy, business model, operations and overall viability.

According to Gartner's report, "For AFA organizations driven by shortening product life cycles, faster time to market and more rapid identification of products not performing, PLM and sourcing solutions are key requirements to manage increasing risk in new product launches, produce tighter forecasts of sales by line, address increased pressures to make the right decisions, and use offshore sourcing to keep costs low." The report also noted that, "Enterprise integration continues to be a key element in successful implementations. Tight integration among PLM, sourcing and ERP systems is important to ensure cost-effective execution of the product designs and plans."

"CGS is proud to be recognized in the PLM and sourcing space through this independent industry report," noted Paul Magel, senior vice president of application solutions at CGS. "After reviewing our PLM product for the first time, the analyst firm recognizes our commitment to both the soft goods industry and to our customers. We are delighted that--through this report--more companies will discover what the BlueCherry user community already knows: CGS delivers the most comprehensive business systems with the lowest total cost of ownership for its customers."

The Gartner report comes within days of the industry launch of BlueCherry Infinity, the company's newly re-architected suite of enterprise solutions built on the latest Microsoft technologies. Specifically, the new system:

  •     Was developed on the Microsoft .NET framework--including the Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation extensions;
  •     Leverages the latest version of the SQL Server database; and
  •     Delivers a familiar, Office-like user experience.

BlueCherry Infinity provides fully integrated, AFA-specific ERP, SCM, WMS, PLM, sourcing and BI solutions in a modular suite of web-based, multi-tiered applications. The BlueCherry PLM solution covers planning and design, specification management, sourcing, collaboration, workflow and time & action management.

About CGS
For twenty-five years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through technology. With global delivery capabilities, expertise across leading platforms and deep experience in multiple industries, CGS has become the IT partner of choice for over 3,500 organizations worldwide. CGS delivers a wide array of proprietary and third-party software applications; consulting and IT services; outsourced contact center solutions; and learning & communications platforms. CGS is headquartered in New York City and maintains a worldwide presence with 20 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.cgsinc.com.

About the MarketScope
Gartner's MarketScope for PLM in Apparel, Footwear and Accessories is authored by Peter Bambridge and Marc Halpern and was published on September 21, 2009. The complete report is available to Gartner clients at http://www.Gartner.com.

The MarketScope for PLM in Apparel, Footwear and Accessories is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is a rating of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors ranked placed in the "Positive" category. The MarketScope is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

BlueCherry is a registered trademark, and BlueCherry Infinity is a trademark of Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.

Microsoft, Office, .NET, and SQL Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Contact:
Mauricio Barberi
Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
+1 (212) 261-2074

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