New Centric Success Story: Surf’s Up for Volcom and Centric PLM

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Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Volcom.

Surf’s up for Volcom and Centric PLM

Surf’s up for Volcom and Centric PLM

Entering styles in the system used to take the Snow team two weeks, and it now takes them a day and a half – almost 7x faster than the old way.

Centric Software is delighted to announce the release of a success story about its customer, Volcom.

Volcom is a global apparel brand, rooted in skate, snow, surf, music and art. They design, produce and distribute top-quality apparel, outerwear and accessories for men, women and kids. Volcom creates product that is simultaneously durable, sustainable, fashionable and functional.

Volcom's brand vision is focused on turning obstacles into opportunities, and they decided to take a bold step forward. Working within a short timeline, the company evaluated and implemented Centric 8 PLM.

“Our users were dissatisfied and frustrated with our legacy PLM system. We faced a decision as a company. Should we continue on with the scheduled upgrade, or take a step back and re-evaluate our options?”

Steve Chastain, Global Head of IT at Volcom, remembers the pinch point when the company had to make a decision about their existing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Significant portions of the product lifecycle were handled outside the system, and customization required complex coding and change management. Users were struggling.

Today, a task that used to take two weeks now takes a day and a half. Volcom has achieved greater visibility across their product lifecycle, and teams now communicate and collaborate through Centric PLM in a streamlined product creation and launch process.

How did Volcom and Centric work together to create success?
Read the success story to learn more

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Volcom (http://www.volcom.com)
Inspired by creative spirit, Volcom was founded in 1991 and creates products for the persistent who are true to their passions. We were born to chase what we are true to. It’s not that we want to... WE HAVE TO. We have a vision that turns obstacles into opportunity, a creative courage to tempt the impossible... And embrace the strange. Telling us to push further...To try again. Endlessly seeking elevation, we are all connected by this same internal force. Forever we chase that intoxicating moment when our vision is realized...The world around us goes quiet...And for brief moments, we are more than alive. Volcom, True To This.

Centric Software (http://www.centricsoftware.com)
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a fully visual, transformative experience via large touch-screens and mobile devices, revolutionizing group decision making and creative collaboration while dramatically condensing time to market and product innovation. Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

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

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Europe: Kristen Salaun Batby, ksalaun-batby(at)centricsoftware(dot)com
Asia: Lily Dong, lily(dot)dong(at)centricsoftware(dot)com

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