by Apparel Resources News-Desk
06-July-2018 | 3 mins read
Lectra, a French Integrated technology service provider for fashion and textile industry, has been ranked No.1 in the WhichPLM Supplier Evaluation for its latest Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 solution. The solution fetched 3.75 stars out of five, which is above the industry average.
The annual evaluation assesses PLM solutions based on criteria such as supplier competencies and industry knowledge, roadmap and development, executive vision, and customer feedback.
Out of 44 functional areas defined by WhichPLM, Lectra 4.0 solution scored well in 32 areas such as Adobe Illustrator integration, 3D-design tools, BOM management, libraries, costing with advanced material yields, and graphical user interface.
Mark Harrop, CEO and Founder, WhichPLM addressed the solution as, “well-priced, fully-featured, has an outstanding user experience that is consistent across all modules, and sold and supported by a business that understands the future of fashion intimately.”
User experience has been the prime reason fashion solution provider Lectra has been top ranked. It developed Lectra Easy Tools that facilitate configuration of the platform as per their needs to both implementers and end users, making the onboarding process much faster and easier. Besides, with continuous R&D, the user interface has been made more accessible and intuitive.
The recent changes based on customer feedback includes a homepage that automatically adjusts to user behaviour, consistent search functionality, clear integrations between modules and solutions, new style overview and product detail pages, and a new ‘add to cart’ function that allows users to organise their workloads.
The Lectra’s Industry 4.0 enabled solution comes in three configurations – Design to Source, Develop to Source, and Develop to Manufacture. It has been particularly developed keeping in mind the requirements of the users and help them harness the advantages offered by Industry 4.0. Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 enables a seamless connection between processes, systems, and supply chains. It supports its users with high efficiency and accelerated product development process.
“We are very proud of our score, as this study was carried out by reputable experts with over 30+ years of experience in fashion PDM & PLM. By focusing on the user experience, we have managed to develop a product that best suits their business needs on a case-to-case basis. Our score reflects that we will continue working in that direction,” said Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lectra.