Spanish designer and manufacturer Victoria Footwear has selected Centric Software to provide its product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

The company, which makes men’s, women’s and children’s shoes, will use the Centric 8 PLM software to help improve visibility and speeds prototypes. "The solution is visually attractive and flexible enough to support the continuous changes that happen between collections", notes Liborio Sevilla, CEO of Victoria.

The software will help in the management of creative design, and complements an enterprise resource planning (ERP) project Victoria implemented over the past two years.

It will allow Victoria to eliminate the use of spreadsheets to track product development and improve visibility for every style in every collection, says Sevilla. "Fewer administrative tasks and distractions will mean fewer iterations for samples and prototypes."

Victoria Footwear produces canvas shoes that contain no substances that are toxic or harmful to health and can be recycled. Based in La Rioja, Spain, it posted revenues of more than EUR28m (US$30m) in 2014.

The company joins Camper, Cortefiel, Mango and Mascaró as Centric’s fifth Spanish customer, and third Spanish footwear customer.