Sportswear company Le Coq Sportif is to use Centric Software's PLM suite to manage the design, development and introduction of its footwear and apparel collections.

The Centric suite consists of three web-based applications designed to improve profitability and time-to-market by providing immediate visibility into costs, forecasts, orders, calendars, suppliers and product specifications.

"In order to expand our business and successfully enter into new markets, we need web-based applications that support our processes and enable up-to-the minute collaboration for our global teams," said Nicolas Menrath, VP operations at Le Coq Sportif.

The PLM solution integrates line planning and product sourcing along with traditional product specification functionality.

"Centric's applications will enable us to manage more lines and gain better visibility into the entire collection process, so we can successfully introduce more collections per year and obtain our aggressive growth objectives," Menrath added.