US: Zweave markets PLM solution to material suppliers and adds additional language support

30 March 2009 | News | Source: Zweave Inc

Zweave, Inc. today simultaneously announced the release of additional languague support for its on-demand PLM software through its internationalisation package and that its solution is now targeted at the needs of material suppliers.

Mark Mandrano, Zweave’s V.P of Client Services and Sales said about their Internationalisation Package, "Product Development and Sourcing organizations are global in nature and require collaboration between partners. From the retail side to the factory floor trading partners need to support their teams in more then one language. Today Zdesign supports English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese. With our Internationalization Package we will support right to left (RTL) languages like Arabic and Hebrew but also additional languages like Japanese, Dutch and Russian. Zdesign will be the most capable and user friendly multilingual PLM Solution in the world.”

“Our Internationalization Package was designed for the end user, says David Buck Zweave’s CIO. “Typically software is designed in one language and then translated along the way for new markets” says Buck. “Zdesign On-Demand benefits from some newer technologies that support multilingual capabilities from a database perspective but also a user perspective. This means you can actually work in multiple languages from within the same user interface”, says Buck. “Imagine creating a Tech Pack in English and having the ability to translate the key information into Chinese with a single click”.

Commenting on the support for material suppliers, CEO, Laura McCann-Ramsey said, “Material Suppliers are engaged very early on in the product lifecycle of manufacturers. With material development at the foundation of product development initiatives, Material Suppliers need the same capabilities as their customers to offer streamlined development, sampling and manufacturing capabilities. The Zweave Material Supplier Suite is designed to enable Material Suppliers to act on winning strategies even in a down economy. We support materials from fabric to trim and packaging to non textile components like plastics and woods. If it is used in a consumer product we can support its definition and make it available to a Supplier’s clients to select for product development, sampling and sourcing”.

“To support our clients we are offering a pre-packaged on demand PLM bundle of the Zdesign Material Supplier Suite which includes software and services” says Mark Mandrano, Zweave’s V.P Client Services and Sales. “This package includes portfolio set up and management, material management, tracking, specification, testing, color management, sample and RFP management and web based showrooms for a supplier’s clients to collaborate and work in. Priced for ten users with services and training as part of the package, Material Suppliers can in a matter of weeks change the way they do business. Downturns in the economy do not mean the need to optimize processes goes away. In fact this is the time to differentiate from the competition by offering the right products and the right services. PLM strategies and capabilities for Material Suppliers will not only help ensure survival during difficult market conditions, but will actually help Material Suppliers emerge as market leaders” says Mandrano.

 

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