Lawson Software has upgraded its Lawson Fashion Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to include new features and an enhanced interface with its core ERP system.

The latest release, Lawson Fashion PLM 3.7, allows mass updating of style information held within Product Manager, which in turn helps improve user productivity and shortens time-to-market.

The Fabric and Trim module now includes new user-definable search fields for fabric and trim, extending its product search capabilities.

And the Lawson PLM to Lawson ERP interface now supports the updating of style information for colourways or sizes which have been added or removed from a style, helping fashion companies save time and reduce the need for manual changes.

“Fast Fashion and sustainability initiatives at many apparel companies are driving the need for solutions to support the product design and development process,” notes Frédéric Champalbert, general manager, Fashion, for Lawson.

The new release supports the Microsoft SQL 2008 database and Windows server 2008. It also supports Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for user running the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system and Microsoft Explorer 8 for those moving on to the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.