OUR TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Ongoing Support
  • Integration with PLM and upstream / downstream systems
  • Business driven customization
  • Compatibility Upgrades
  • Troubleshooting & ticket based support

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PLM Image Importer (plmIMG)

Capabilities:

  • Auto population of image files (AI, JPG, BMP, TIFF) files into PLM system
  • Extract meta data from image files and correctly represent that data in PLM
  • Create Tech Packs in PLM system and send individual images to different pages in tech pack
  • Auto update images when edited by designers/tech designers
  • Server side application which supports multiple versions of AI ( CS3, CS5, CS6, CC)

Challenges Addressed:

  • Reduced designer's manual effort by 35% in creating Tech-Pack and attaching design images
  • Eliminate cost and limitations / incompatibility of AI plugin
  • Address performance issues while editing AI images
  • Eliminate proliferation of image libraries

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PLM Data Interface (plmDI)

Capabilities:

One-time and/or on-going

  • Extract PDM data
  • Cleanse data
  • Transform data
  • Load into new PLM system
  • Serve corporate needs by offering web service based data access
  • Automatically synch data between various sources and destinations

Challenges Addressed:

  • Preserve valuable historical information that could otherwise get lost in transition from PDM to PLM
  • Eliminate User frustration due to poorly executed transition
  • Avoid unnecessary re-keying of existing data

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PLM PDF Reporter (plmPDF)

Capabilities:

One-time and/or on-going

  • Create custom reports from PLM
  • Auto Generate PDFs
  • Stage or transmit for global consumption of product data
  • Reduce mundane tasks for users leading to higher adoption rate
  • Accurate reports leading to any consistent results

Challenges Addressed:

  • Reduced manual effort to keep factories/vendors in synch with current product specification
  • Ensure uniform dissemination of product information across the globe
  • Reduce access control - licensing cost - portal access to promote agile supply chain

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OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS

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PLM Advisory Services

Services

PLM Technology is a professional services provider specializing in helping companies who are considering improving their organization through PLM principals and software implementations. It is critical that as PLM service provider we also participate in pre-vendor selection and awareness to advise potential buyers of technology with a business value assessment and readiness consultation.

Advisory

Our team can help organizations and advise in these key business variables to assist in planning and readiness to gets the best results for you initiative :

Value Drivers – It has been our experience that presenting business driver that enhances value by increasing growth, reducing cost or reducing risk. Working with the business, we present value drivers that require change in people, process, and/or technology to achieve.

Current State – There are typically challenges that limit the potential of an organization to pursue certain strategies. Our workshops help determine the hurdles the organization must overcome to accomplish business goals as well as the assess they are.

Measures – Helping the organization determine if it is making progress towards achieving certain strategies by setting performance indicators are part of our advisory methods. These measures drive focus and accountability to help improve success.

Processes – These sets of activities and process models are required to create and service products and provide a comprehensive product lifecycle view; from concept through manufacturing, service and retirement.

Best Practices – When it comes to technology-enabling capabilities, they require process transformation methodologies. These are the means by which an organization gains advantage creating and servicing its products.

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PLM Requirements & Analysis

Business Process Analysis

At PLM Technology our team will work strategically with each member of the organization to produce a definitive mutual understanding of what the true value proposition is –all the way from Creative Design to Information Technology (IT) investment. This as-is creates an awareness and participatory environment through-out the organizational teams and produces prodigious results in the long run.

As-Is Business Process Analysis :

  • Gain understanding of current business practices in the organization and enterprise
  • Understand the current challenges and issues of the customer
  • Understand the extent to which these challenges are affecting the customer's business
  • Understand the vision that the customer has to resolve these challenges
  • Identify how and if PLM can help the customer achieve their vision
  • Determine the financial impact of resolving these challenges

Throughout the inquiry we will meet with the individuals that play a role in the divisional departments within the client company. Typically this includes people and touches the following areas: Create Designers, Tech Designers, Engineering or Tooling, Merchandising, Line Manager, Sourcing, Operations, Finance, Information Systems, and Quality. Additionally, it is also vital to meet with the management and executive team to fully comprehend any challenges throughout the company and if these are repetitive issues. The workshops will be as brief as possible but have enough time to learn about the organizational operations.

Each interview is typically scheduled for an one (1) hour. Generally a 30-minute kick-off meeting would take place at the beginning of the first day of interviews. This kick-off is recommended in order to assess the objectives of the interview once with all participants to reduce repetitive disclosure at the beginning of each interview to cover the purpose of the analysis. It is also used to communicate top-level management commitment to the business analysis and the interview procedure.

Deliverables

The business brief and takeaways of the analysis will be a report and presentation to the customer’s management team that will summarize our findings. In addition to reporting back the challenges and issues, the vision and whether or not we can help you achieve that vision, we will also include an estimate of the possible savings that you could receive by implementing your vision. Specifically, the report includes:

  • Statement of business issues and challenges
  • Analysis of the current product development process
  • Management vision statement
  • Proposal for technology-based solution supporting vision with estimated costs
  • Financial analysis of proposed solution
  • Migration plan for implementation of a solution and vision

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PLM Design & Deployment

Implementation Services

At PLM Technology we work with organizations to provide real business value and maintainable results from product lifecycle management (PLM). Our team is highly skilled in implementing successful PLM that enables innovation, improves the development and launch of new trends, and product reporting and compliance by managing product information as a single source of truth across the supply chain and throughout the product lifecycle.

With our experience and a proper approach to implementation of PLM that delivers an enterprise solution each engagement is a success. As an objective provider of end-to-end PLM advisory and implementation services we combine profound knowledge in strategy, process improvement and organizational efficiency with expertise in large-scale as well as Small to Mid-Size PLM technology deployments for all of the leading PLM software solutions.

Regardless of existing processes, technical maturity or business objectives, we partner collaboratively with clients to facilitate, guide and support them through all of phases of the PLM implementation process to accelerate the value of their investment.

Implementation Services

PLM Technology supports rapid and fast forward methodologies:

  • Rapid PLM implementations with strong OOTB alignment and zero to minimal customization.
  • PLM implementations for Designer and Illustrator enabling CAD and Adobe integration, collaboration and visualization along with the basic design process implementation involving some customization.

The PLM Technology Advantage

Domain strengths in retail, footwear, apparel and consumer goods

Services provided for PTC, DSO, Gerber Technology, Infor, Visual 2000, NGC, TradeStone, Centric, Lawson, Siemens, Autodesk PLM360 and Aras.

Alliances with leading PLM vendors for showcase frameworks enabling tools and templates, creating shorter implementation cycles and reducing cost.

Industry best capabilities in application migration and integrations with complementary systems

Predictability and transparency in projects

Higher user adoption due to early user involvement and hence quick ROI

Implementation Services

At PLM Technology we have a wealth of experience, not just in Retail, Footwear and Apparel (RFA), but in providing implementation services to assure proper deployment and delivery of many select vendors application.

Implementation

  • Project Scoping and Project Management
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Functional and Technical Requirements
  • System Design and Modeling
  • Development Testing
  • Administration
  • Training and Change Management

System Configuration

  • User and Group Security
  • Seasonal Line Planning and Color Palettes
  • Workflows and Calendaring
  • Supplier on-boarding and Vendor Portal
  • Bill of Materials and Costing
  • Construction Details
  • Library Definition (Material, Color, POMs)
  • Sourcing and RFQ Process
  • Tech Specification Definition

Upgrades and Migration

  • Application migration and decommission strategy
  • Cleansing, Stage and Migration of relevant data
  • Version Upgrades

Enterprise System Integration

  • Integration from PLM to ERP and other legacy systems
  • Integration from PDM and PLM to PLM
  • Extraction, Transformation and Loading of Data marts to PLM

Business Intelligence

Integrate PLM system with your business reporting tools

Application Management Services

  • Production support
  • Enhancements (Functionality and Hardware)
  • Applying Software Updates
  • Bug Fixing, Testing and Deployment
  • Performance testing and tuning for Application / Database / Web Server / Servlet Engine / Operating System and Networking
  • Load Balancing, Performance Testing
  • Statistical Analysis, Dashboads and Logistic metrics

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Ongoing Support

PLM Support & Improvement

At PLM Technology we understand that the ongoing support to create steady return on your PLM effort is not easy. We help global businesses accelerate and improve their PLM applications over time while providing the scalability, reliability and cost benefits associated with an enterprise application.

Once product data has become central and user communities have become involved in the application delivery, it is critical to support on-going user feature request, system configuration to support the user experience, improve adoption and ease-of-use. There are two elements to ensure a successful PLM instance for many years within an organization.

PLM Support and Improvement

Our PLM Support team aims at keeping the solution running with continuously improved functional and performance levels.

Keeping the solution operational and deploying new software and application versions can require resources and expertise from a technical point of view as well as from an operational one.

PLM Technology offers an extensive set of services to support and lead the PLM Support phase:

  • Multi-level support: delivering various hotline and on-site support levels depending on complexity of the issues from daily hotline to ones that will imply future solution improvements.
  • Training: delivering training sessions over time. PLM projects can be deployed over several months or years. Users will receive progressively the initial training and preferably periodic adjustment trainings.
  • Data administration: managing the system from a data perspective. Monitoring data creation and its usage, in terms of volume and quality.
  • Maintenance & evolution: fixing application defects, reporting software bugs to the software editors and determining temporary workarounds, managing addition of new functions to the application. Any application evolution will have to go through various testing activities: functional, ergonomics, methodological, etc.

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OUR PRODUCT EXPERIENCE

OUR PRODUCT EXPERIENCE

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INSIGHTS

RFA INDUSTRY TRENDS

Market Evolution

Our Insights

Commerce shifting to
digital channels
Design products for online buyers
Virtual Showrooms & Fitting-Rooms
Mobile optimized shopping experience
Advent of wearable technology
Beyond watches - activity tracking jewelry
Wearable solar panels – charge in-pocket
Color, texture changing apparel
User Engagement
Highly Personalized / Customized Apparel
User input in design, sourcing, manufacturing
Be-spoke Supply Chain
Technology in Brick & Mortar
Contactless Payments
Virtual Fitting-Rooms
Localized / Personalized Marketing

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PLM IMPLEMENTATIONS

Best Practices

Typical Challenges

  • Realistic implementation roadmap
  • Knowledge-able team organized by skill set into work-streams
  • Out of the box focus
  • Strong customization governance
  • End-to-End change management
  • Performance issues with Image plug-ins
  • Manual effort - Upload images to PLM
  • Users Adoption
  • Access to production styles
  • Toggle between old and new systems
  • Re-keying of product data into new system
  • Factory end-points do NOT have access to electronic reports

How can PLM Technology address the challenges?

  • 50+ Years of RFA Technology experience
  • 20+ successful PLM deployments
  • Visibility into PLM Industry Trends and Product Roadmap
  • Advisory services to guide PLM journey & leverage latest industry developments
  • Strong alliance and partnership with major PLM product vendors
  • PLM Image Importer, PLM Data Interface, PLM PDF Reporter

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ABOUT US

COMPANY

About Us

Founded : 2009
Incorporated: Delaware, US
Headquartered in : Dallas, TX
Development center: Dallas, TX

Our Industry Experience

65+ Years of PLM/PDM
50+ Years in RFA
80+ Years of Technology Services
25+ Years of Advisory Consulting
15+ Technical PLM SMEs
10+ PLM Architects / BA

Key Customer Engagements

PVH, AEO, A & F
PacSun, Ralph Lauren,
Justice, Victoria's Secret,
EXPRESS, Hurley, Nordstrom,
Macy's, Chico's

LOGO
Our Major Partners

Our Major Partners

Our Turnkey Technology Solutions

PLM Image Importer (plmIMG)
PLM Data Interface (plmDI)
PLM PDF Reporter (plmPDF)

Our Projects

125+ Projects in RFA
25+ PLM Implementations
10+ PLM Products
Across 6 Continents & over 50 countries

Our Services in RFA Industry

PLM Advisory Services
PLM Requirements & Analysis
PLM Design & Deployment
Ongoing Support

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LEADERSHIP

Kunjar Bhaduri
Kunjar Bhaduri
Advisor to CEO
Girish Siddappa
Girish Siddappa
CEO & CTO
Brion Carroll II
Brion Carroll II
Principal

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CONTACT US

HEAD OFFICE - DALLAS

5080 Spectrum Drive, Addison, TX-75001, USA

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CAREERS

We are expanding our team. Please get in touch to join our team.