Technology solutions company Freeborders has launched PLM Suite 3.5, the latest version of its Product Lifecycle Management software solution for retail that enables retailers to streamline development processes.

PLM Suite 3.5, which has been beta-tested by customers such as J Jill and Sara Lee Courtaulds, features enhanced manufacturing and costing visibility, improved data integration and the release of FB Source, a new fully-integrated sourcing management application.

FB Source enables retailers to further reduce lead times by managing vendors more effectively.

Freeborders' co-chief executive officer Ramsey Walker said: "We're one of the first technology solution providers in China to develop industry-specific domain expertise, and it allows us to provide a wealth of retail-specific functionality and benefits at costs that are significantly lower than those of many of our competitors.""

Freeborders provides vertical expertise to North American and European companies in retail, financial services and software/hi-tech.