TradeStone Software has released a new Creative Design module that further extends and strengthens its PLM capabilities.

Currently being implemented at more than a dozen department store and apparel brand companies, the module is said to help shorten design and development times, improve product quality and colour consistency and reduce material and product costs.

For existing users of TradeStone’s solutions, it will provide a single tool to manage the merchandise lifecycle from designer inspiration through to delivery.

Using one solution for managing colour, component/material and artwork libraries, defining colour palettes, specifying product construction details, tracking samples and building technical specifications, helps retailers develop quality merchandise, reduce cycle times and improve margins.

“Our customers have been pushing us to augment our existing PLM capabilities so that they can speed time to market with a simplified approach and single system for creative design that extends into product development, sourcing, order management and delivery,” said Ann Diamante, chief product officer, TradeStone Software. 

“Developing new merchandise is a very visual and collaborative process so we were conscious it required a solution that not only supports creativity but makes the whole process of producing a Tech Pack more efficient.”