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February 1, 2019

DeSL PLM adds new Digital Planning Board tool

By Beth Wright

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to include a new Digital Planning Board module specifically designed for design, brand management, merchandising and sales roles in the fashion, apparel and footwear sectors.

The centralised tool aims to “empower” the creative aspects of the business while harnessing financial data to make informed decisions. 

The Digital Planning Board is a central hub that ties large amounts of data together in a visual tool to aid the product design and development process. The newest enhancement offers a more versatile platform to create mood boards, analyse financial merchandising plans, and manage live line sheets.

Designers can start the design phase by developing digital mood boards with real-time editing access, customised layers, and accurate color capabilities. Edits and changes to colour, patterns, and images are made instantly. 

In addition, Digital Planning Board also allows brand managers and merchandisers to streamline seasonal line development by visually arranging and segmenting collections by categories such as delivery window, style, fabric, and colour. Financial teams can analyse the merch plans by reviewing and receiving instant margin status tracking with the module’s live connection to backend financials.

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