Housewares company implements Centric Home PLM to drive better decision-making and unlock innovation faster
CAMPBELL, Calif., May 7, 2020 – InterDesign, the consumer housewares company, has successfully gone live with Centric Software®‘s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury, consumer goods and home décor companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, InterDesign sells bath, kitchen and home organization products to over 100 countries through its subsidiaries iDesign and mDesign. iDesign products are sold through retailers including Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and Wal-Mart, while mDesign is the e-commerce arm of InterDesign.
InterDesign selected Centric 8 PLM in 2019, driven by a need to respond quickly to the market in the context of rapid growth.
James Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Design, explains, “We lacked a cross-collaborative and cross-communicative platform. We needed a PLM to improve workflow efficiencies, delineate timelines and set priorities so that we could make critical decisions and launch new products, faster.”
InterDesign chose Centric Home PLM on the basis of its highly adaptable and intuitive functionality and ability to handle every stage of the product lifecycle, aiming to enhance product innovation and boost productivity. iDesign is now live on Centric PLM, with mDesign set to follow.
“With Centric PLM, we have consolidated work formerly done through multiple homegrown solutions and Excel files into a single platform,” explains Gallagher. “This enables us to unlock innovation faster and focus on delighting the customer, as we spend less time dealing with handoffs, miscommunication and blurred lines of responsibility.”
“We went live on time and on budget, and the Centric team did a wonderful job of leading us through the process. Users are adapting well, and we are now getting our vendor community on board. We’re thrilled with how smoothly the implementation has gone, and excited to move into the next phase.”
“We’re delighted to announce that InterDesign has successfully gone live on Centric Home PLM,” says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. “We look forward to continuing the partnership into the next phase of digital transformation, enabling InterDesign to respond with agility in a rapidly-shifting market.”
InterDesign (www.idesignlivesimply.com) and (www.mdesignhomedecor.com)
InterDesign® began as a Housewares design and marketing company in 1974 with a core goal in mind – to design and sell innovative products for the home at a reasonable price. This goal is still carried out today in every aspect of the company’s mission. InterDesign designs product for multiple home categories including Bath, Kitchen and Home Storage. It is InterDesign’s objective to marry style and fashion with practical functionality providing high quality and stylish products that excite our consumers.
Centric Software (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, consumer goods and home décor. 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 new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost 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 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.
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