Specialty ski brand Spyder Active Sports Inc has successfully implemented Lectra's Gallery collaborative PDM solution to help cut time to market and build efficiencies into the product process.

The Spyder team is in the process of integrating its ERP system with Gallery according to Phil Shettig, director of product development at Spyder.

Currently, Spyder has three departments running Gallery - merchandising, raw materials and its product development team.

In the future, the software will be implemented for use by the quality assurance team in Bangkok, Thailand.

Shettig expects increases in quality of work with Gallery's streamlining of processes and communications across the product development supply chain, as well as allowing for rapid creation, testing and validation of products.

Gallery standardises and centralises all product information, defines and tracks workflows, reduces the number of iterations around prototype review, and easily integrates into a company's IT environment.

Based in Boulder, CO, Spyder sells high performance outerwear and sportswear in the United States and Canada. Spyder is sold in 50 countries outside of North America through the Spyder-Europe office in Baar, Switzerland, and through independent distributors around the world.