Infor, provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, has announced the availability of the next generation of Infor Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), a rich, industry-specific solution developed to help meet specific needs and nuances of the retail, apparel and footwear industries.
Infor Fashion PLM is designed to help organizations enhance speed and agility to assist with rapid adjustment to what's happening in retail. Infor Fashion PLM is designed to help retail companies with faster innovation, quicker response times and more informed decision-making.
Infor Fashion PLM was created using the latest Infor technologies to help fashion brands, manufacturers and private brand retailers develop styles more quickly and efficiently. The application can help link certain, vital areas of the fashion supply chain to the business – from line planning, design and development to sourcing, production, inventory management, customers and distribution.
The newest generation includes a bi-directional Adobe™ Illustrator plugin, which can help designers focus more on product innovation and adding value specific to their roles. Users can also better protect the brand through new tools aimed at supplier compliance that request confirmation from suppliers that they comply with designated regulatory and policy requirements which can help with sourcing compliance. Sourcing compliance templates can be uploaded using .csv files, which can assist organizations in keeping an organized compliance audit trail.
In addition, Infor Fashion PLM is available with Infor CloudSuite Fashion, which is designed to help organizations better integrate from concept to consumer through a flexible, subscription-based delivery model, which can help lower IT expenditures while continuing to provide visibility across the global value chain with system-wide transparency for key stakeholders. Infor CloudSuite Fashion provides small - to large-sized fashion, apparel, footwear, accessories, luxury goods, and textile companies with a full suite of tools to help manage the entire fashion process from design, development and sourcing, to production, distribution, customer service, and finance.
"Infor understands the unique challenges the fashion industry faces, and has developed specialized applications to link designers, developers and manufacturers who are scattered across the globe, in order to help a company to work on multiple projects as one team, while simultaneously satisfying shorter, faster development cycles," said Bob McKee, industry strategy director, Infor Fashion. "The intuitive user experience is designed to help make Infor Fashion PLM easier for users to adopt, which can shorten implementation and learning times, while the Adobe integration can assist with certain processes for designers that need to use both Adobe and PLM."