Children's lifestyle brand Chasing Fireflies has deployed the cloud-based version of YuniquePLM in a bid to maintain consistency, visibility and efficiency in the development of its proprietary children's costumes and apparel. 

The company, which sells clothing and costumes through its direct-to-consumer catalogue and online business, is using the tool to replace Excel spreadsheets that were previously conveyed to manufacturing partners for sample and final production. 

Designers at Chasing Fireflies manage sketches with the YuniquePLM Design Suite, allowing users to create, access and modify styles, colour palettes, images and more directly to PLM without having to leave Adobe Illustrator. With YuniquePLM, the company says techpacks are sent to the manufacturer with everything they need to know at the press of a button. 

"YuniquePLM In The Cloud provides all the business benefits of YuniquePLM, but with the added infrastructure benefits of cloud technology," says Bill Wenzel, business solutions manager at Chasing Fireflies. "Our suppliers will be able to access YuniquePLM for development collaboration and all the information they need, and our merchandising, development and sourcing teams can access information wherever they are."