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Centric Software® PLM and Higg join forces to enable digital transformation


Brands, retailers and manufacturers assess the environmental impact of material choices before product launch

CAMPBELL, California, December 8, 2021 / CNW / – Centric Software, the market leader in product lifecycle management (PLM), is proud to announce its partnership with Higg, the sustainability analysis platform. Centric Software provides the most innovative business solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as clothing, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home decor, cosmetics, food and beverage and luxury goods in order to achieve the strategic and operational goals of digital transformation.

Through the integration of Centric with Higg, designers have access to environmental impacts at the material level.

Centric PLM ™, the leading PLM solution for the apparel industry, is now integrated with Higg to provide product designers with data on the environmental impact of material choices.

Designers and product developers will be able to send materials from Centric PLM to Higg with one click and receive impact scores for each material choice, such as its carbon footprint and water usage, using the set. most reliable and reliable durability data available. A product score is automatically generated once the bill of materials (BOM) is complete. Higg also provides information on options and the impact of the product at the end of its use. Brands, retailers and manufacturers of all sizes can access Higg data through Centric PLM, no matter where they are in their sustainability journey.

“The increased transparency and visibility allows teams to make decisions with environmental impact in mind while ensuring that target product margins are achieved, using data that is reliable and accessible on a single platform,” says Ron watson, vice president of products at Centric Software. “When also combined with other technologies such as 3D material libraries, avatars and prototypes, as well as optimized processes such as effective collaboration with suppliers, not only the environmental impact of ‘a product can be reduced, but also the overall cost of goods sold. Being sustainable doesn’t mean killing growth or profitability.

“Through Centric’s integration with Higg, designers have access to environmental impacts at the material level, enabling them to make critical decisions to develop more sustainable products,” said Higg CEO. Jason kibbey. “Conscious consumers demand high quality, environmentally friendly products, and with Higg data, businesses can meet those expectations.”

“Like all of our innovations, the integration of Centric PLM with Higg was developed in collaboration with our customers,” says Saurabh Deshpande, Director, Product Management at Centric Software. “We pay close attention to the needs and challenges of our customers, and sustainability is currently a central issue for many of them. We have developed a close relationship with Higg, working together to provide brands, retailers and manufacturers with accurate sustainability data. “

Many Centric customers are already using PLM to drive and monitor sustainability initiatives, and look forward to the increased efficiency and precision that the integration will bring.

“Centric PLM is a very important part of our digital transformation journey. Its interconnection with Higg will help Epic analyze and understand the environmental impact of our products and help us deliver lower impact and more sustainable product offerings to our customers, ”said Ranjan Mahtani, Executive Chairman of Epic Group.,

“The importance of having standardized systems for collecting data across the industry is crucial if we are to make the right decisions and have the right impact,” says Kathleen buckingham, Director, Sustainable Development at tentree & veritree. “Without having standardized approaches, methodologies will not be comparable. With an agreed standardized system, companies can benchmark and be able to learn from their peers from a standardized methodology. Since Higg provides the industry standard for apparel, it can be trusted to reflect the latest science and specific needs.It will benefit from input from a network of users and grow to adapt to the needs of industry as needs change Access to Higg integrated with Centric PLM will streamline the process of data collection and analysis and reduce confusion regarding alternative systems.

“It is important for us to be able to offer our customers full transparency about our products, where they are made and the materials they contain. Centric Software’s solution allows all data to be continuously backed up at the product level, so that we can then easily retrieve all material data, which facilitates our sustainability reporting, ”says Åsa Andersson, Head of Sustainability at Peak Performance.

“We are proud to partner with Higg, who is leading the way in guiding consumer goods companies through the maze of sustainable sourcing,” says Chris groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “The integration of Centric PLM with Higg will enable our customers to make better choices that benefit their environmental impact, their brand reputation and their bottom line.

Join tentree, Higg and Centric in the AAFA online event at December 16, 2021, as they discuss how product designers can access material data to improve their design process. SUBSCRIBE.

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About Higg (www.higg.com)

Higg is the sustainability information platform for consumer goods companies – providing software and services to measure, manage and share supply chain performance data.

From materials to products, installations to stores, emissions to working conditions, Higg opens up a comprehensive view of a company’s social and environmental impact.

Built on the leading sustainability measurement framework, Higg is recognized by global brands, retailers and manufacturers for providing the single source of ESG intelligence they need to accelerate business and industry transformation.

Launched in 2019 as a utility company, Higg is the exclusive holder of the Higg Index, the industry-leading value chain measurement methodology developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

Software centric (www.centricsoftware.com)

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software® provides a product-to-consumer digital transformation platform for fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics and consumer goods, including cosmetics, personal care, food and beverages. Centric PLM ™, Centric’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, delivers enterprise-class innovations in commodity planning, product development, sourcing, quality and optimization of the product portfolio, specifically for rapidly changing consumer industries. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (CVIP) delivers highly visual digital whiteboard experiences for collaboration and decision making. Centric Retail Planning is an innovative cloud-native solution powered by Armonica Retail SRL, which provides an end-to-end retail planning process designed to maximize the performance of the retail business. Centric Software pioneered mobility, introducing the first mobile applications for PLM, and is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other business systems including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com, planning and more, plus creative tools like Adobe® Illustrator and a host of 3D CAD connectors. Centric innovations are 100% market-driven with the highest user adoption rate and fastest time to value in the industry. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, drive product innovation and reduce costs.

Centric Software is majority owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: # 13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital models and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received numerous industry awards and recognitions, including being nominated by Red herring to its list of the Top 100 in the World in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Centric also received several awards of excellence from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

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


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