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FlexPLM PLM for Retail

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FlexPLM from PTC FlexPLM is an intuitive, web-based PLM solution that’s ideal for retail, footwear, apparel, and consumer products because it streamlines communication, tracks milestones, preempts performance bottlenecks, and provides instant visibility throughout the product development value chain.

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Highly scalable and fully configurable, FlexPLM leverages PTC’s Windchill architecture – a fully integrated platform that’s been proven in process-intensive industries to improve the productivity of thousands of concurrent users. The benefits of FlexPLM to the product development process include:

• Improved information exchange and process control across the extended supply chain • Reduced time-to-market ‘from concept to consumer’ • More product innovation, with higher quality and lower overall development cost • Increased staff productivity and effectiveness

With these PLM benefits, you have the solutions you need to increase both revenue and profitability.

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  • + Functional details

    • A centralized product repository to share and control all forms of product development information throughout the value chain • A scalable, purely web-based architecture, delivering secure access across organizational and geographical boundaries • Calendar Management and Milestone Tracking • Streamlined process management and approval routings via automated, world-class workflow • 3D model viewing and mark-up from various CAD tools • Robust change management tools • Sophisticated reporting • Enterprise Systems Integration

  • + Business problem

    In today’s challenging retail economy, top brands and retailers must constantly develop innovative, high-quality products at affordable prices to meet consumer expectations. To reduce time to- market, yet maintain margins in a complex global sourcing environment, leading companies are quickly adopting Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions across the enterprise to gain a key competitive advantage.

  • + Business opportunity

    Deliver high-quality products, but at a lower cost Consider new product ideas and increase the product portfolio without escalating costs and damaging delivery schedules Generate greater productivity, innovation and teamwork from the product development team Coordinate multi-site, cross-functional teams that span 12 time zones Ensure compliance with corporate standards and procedures

  • + Return on investment

    Decrease product development time through efficient collaboration Reduce errors by automating processes and driving conformity to corporate standards Reduce scrap and rework by automatically sharing product data with downstream manufacturing systems and engineers Increase efficiency by enabling engineers to quickly find and manage multiple forms of digital product content Eliminate mistakes associated with duplicate data, incomplete data, or manual data transfers via a single, secure repository for all product content

  • + Competitive advantage

    FlexPLM is built on PTC's Windchill architecture. Instead of a collection of disconnected PLM point solutions, Windchill is a core component of PTC’s comprehensive Product Development System, architected from the ground up to seamlessly work together. And, unlike ERP-vendor PLM extensions, the core capabilities of Windchill are focused on understanding and developing rich product information.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Automotive Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
       Fabrication & Assembly
    Life Sciences Industry
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing

  • + Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
       Program Management
       Design and Development
    Consumer Products
       Brand Innovation
       Production Management
       Value Chain Management
    Energy and Utilities
       Infrastructure and Systems Management
       Strategic Outsourcing
    Life Sciences
       Life Sciences Research and Development
    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration
       Document Management
       On Demand Operating Environment
          People integration
          Process integration
       Product Lifecycle Management
          Engineering and Analysis
          Product Data Management and Collaboration
       Science and Technology
          Data Management
          Research and Development
       Supply Chain Management

  • + Customer size

    Very Small Business (Less than 50 employees)
    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    Chinese (Simplified)
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Spanish; Castilian

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

Technical information

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
    Solaris (SUN)
       Sun Microsystems servers
    Windows 2000 Server (inclusive)
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers
       Dell servers
       System x
    Windows Server 2003
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers
       Fujitsu Siemens servers
       Dell servers
       System x
    AIX 6.1
       IBM BladeCenter JSxx (POWER processor-based)
       IBM Systems: Power

  • + Services

    Business Solutions: Application Innovation
    Custom Systems Integration Services
    Education & Training
    Services: Application Implementation
    Services: Application Management
    Services: Custom Application Development
    Services: Integration
    Small & Medium Business Solutions

  • + Software

    IBM Information Management
          Cognos 8 Go!
    IBM Rational
          Rational ClearCase
          Rational DOORS
    IBM WebSphere
          WebSphere MQ

Date last modified:    Aug 9, 2013

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Contact information

Karen Coulombe


Parametric Technology Corporation ( PTC )
140 Kendrick St
Needham, MA 02494
United States

+1 781 3705477

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