Centric Software has unveiled the latest version of its Adobe Illustrator module in a move the company says has built a "comprehensive, cohesive link" between Centric product lifecycle management (PLM) and Adobe Illustrator.

According to Centric, the 3.0 version of its Centric Adobe Connector, allows brands, retailers and manufacturers to centralise all information pertinent to the product development cycle such as creative, technical and production related details. This information can be accessed directly through Illustrator.

Centric's integration with Adobe Illustrator CC allows designers to sketch new designs within the familiar app interface and access the same textile, fabric and colour information also used by the rest of the product development team as well as suppliers.

From Centric's Adobe Illustrator Connector, designers can share final sketches, line sheets and other designs directly in Centric PLM for better collaboration with brand managers and merchandisers. Centralised information create one actionable version of the truth and results in a faster time to market.

"Adobe is committed to providing seamless, collaborative experiences that address the needs of businesses today," says Anubhav Rohatgi, group product manager for Illustrator and InDesign at Adobe. "The updated Illustrator CC integration with Centric Software gives designers full creative flexibility to manage ideas from concept to production, and collaborate with sales and production teams within Adobe Illustrator CC."

Centric's Adobe Connector is compatible across all versions of Creative Cloud including the cutting-edge 2015.3.