Dassault Systemes has launched a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution specifically geared toward the needs of small and medium-sized companies in the apparel industry. 

Enovia MatrixOne PLM FastTrack for Apparel has an implementation cycle of only a few weeks, and is recommended for between 25 and 75 users.

The software can help reduce time to market and improve quality by consolidating design, production and business process management in a single collaborative environment.

Traditionally many of the largest apparel brands have been at the forefront of deploying PLM.

Mid-market companies face similar challenges, such as global competition, working with international suppliers and increasing demands for new product lines, without having the same financial resources to address them.

PLM FastTrack for Apparel provides a series of pre-configured templates, business processes and workflows which help to minimise implementation effort and enhance time to value.

The solution has also been designed to automate key apparel design and production functions such as product costing, specification package development, and workflow and Bill of Materials management.