Italian fashion and luxury goods brand Salvatore Ferragamo has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

The company chose Centric Software's Centric PLM with the main objectives of obtaining the greatest possible visibility into product development, to streamline the design and manufacturing processes in alignment with modern best practices and to establish a platform that allows teams to collaborate.

"Salvatore Ferragamo is a family-like company where creativity is of the essence — as was our need to improve productivity," says James Ferragamo, brand, product and communication director at Salvatore Ferragamo. "We started a PLM selection to identify a powerful, out-of-the-box solution that would give our teams time to focus on creativity and customers, rather than administration tasks and data entry for multiple systems. The digital platform enables our teams to keep up with very challenging timelines and is part of Salvatore Ferragamo's journey towards innovation, blending handcrafted tradition and digitalisation."

Founded in 1927, Salvatore Ferragamo is active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, apparel, silk products and other accessories, along with women's and men's fragrances. The group's product offering also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees.