by Apparel Resources News-Desk
1 week ago | 3 mins read
Lectra, leading technology supplier has recently announced the release of their latest PLM solution, Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0. This enhanced version has several new features and tools that make it more readily connected and configurable, helping many fashion and apparel companies work in a smarter and agile way in an IT-friendly environment.
Lectra has identified connectivity and automation as keys to help fashion companies in order to achieve operational excellence in a new era marked by digitalisation.
Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lectra said, “We have entered a brave new world and ever since its launch, we have kept an open ear for our customers. By listening to their feedback and making this version more connectable and configurable, we are actually merging human and artificial intelligence to give them what they need. And they, in turn, will give their consumers the products they want.”
The company has developed Lectra Easy Connect, a series of connectors that allow the solution to interface with other IT systems like ERP and CRM. The connectors assure data integrity by enabling a smooth and consistent flow of data between the internal and external supply chain actors. The software also has enhanced connection to the design process by consolidating Adobe Illustrator integration through a new plug-in.
It is worth noting here that the designers will benefit from the increased access to platform data such as bitmap, PDF files and photographs while continuing to work in their native surroundings. This solution provides access to the consistent data stored on the platform and gives freedom to work with the familiar creative tools so as to make the onboarding of the new designs an easy task.
Moreover, the PLM solution is highly configurable as it includes a unique feature, Lectra Easy Configure. It is a tool that allows users to manage and organize data as per their profile, company organization and data structure so as to ensure easy and continuous access. This enables companies to become more flexible as users can access and analyze the data whenever they need to, quickly and without any technical glitches.
Also, the search and notification feature in the software eases day-to-day activities and users can also view collections in a dynamic and configurable portfolio display. They can receive alerts and information about styles and materials, for instance, create to-do lists quickly and easily on a daily basis.
The product developers benefit from enhanced Tech Pack management that allows them to have a control over how tech packs are edited, extracted and shared with other supply chain intermediaries.