Two significant players in apparel technology and consulting are teaming up to provide clothing and footwear companies with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.

The new partnership between Dassault Systemes’ Enovia MatrixOne brand and consulting firm Walter Wilhelm Associates formalises an existing relationship between the two companies, and should help apparel firms reduce costs and time to market by streamlining front-end product development processes.

Between them, Enovia MatrixOne and Walter Wilhelm count among their customers some of the biggest names in apparel and footwear, including Quiksilver, Guess? and Jerry Leigh.  

Enovia MatrixOne's Accelerator for Apparel Design & Development is used to coordinate design, procurement and suppliers; standardise development procedures; and integrate product data, workflows and business processes into a cohesive information infrastructure.

Walter Wilhelm specialises in helping companies reduce their product development time by synchronising key design and merchandising processes.