Apparel giant PVH Europe has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for all Tommy Hilfiger Europe product divisions - and plans to extend this to its Calvin Klein Europe brands as well.

The company will implement the web-based Centric 8 PLM suite and mobile apps across all Tommy Hilfiger Europe brands, categories and lines. Up to 1,000 internal and external product development users will work with the solution.

Expected benefits include global cross-brand collaboration throughout the design and development cycle and improved visibility for management decision making, according to Arne Tjalma, vice president of information technology at PVH Europe.

He also envisages opportunities for improved efficiencies and speed to market, and believes the software will help the company gain in-depth visibility of product development and lifecycles for the large collection of products that are sold around the globe.

Tommy Hilfiger Europe lines include sportswear, footwear, athletic apparel, bodywear, handbags, men's tailored clothing and dress furnishings, accessories and luggage. The Hilfiger Denim product line consists of jeanswear and footwear for men and women, as well as bags and accessories.

Calvin Klein Europe product lines include women's wear, men's wear, shoes and accessories across the Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Platinum, and Calvin Klein Jeans brands.