Gerber Technology is expanding the options to purchase and adopt its softwear by offering subscription-based bundles to a range of tools.

The subscription is based around the latest versions of its AccuMark pattern design, grading, marker making, production planning and 3D simulation software.

It will begin with AccuMark 2D and two bundling options: the TechDesign bundle and the TechDesign Premium bundle. The bundles will feature AccuMark 2D and AccuMark 3D as well as YuniquePLM or the new Yunique Sample Manager. The TechDesign bundle allows users to accelerate their product development process by reducing physical samples and facilitating collaboration.  

The move complements that of its YuniquePLM offering, which has been available on a subscription basis for the last three years – and "will enable companies of all sizes, and across various markets, to keep up with the ever changing trends," the company says.

 "We are continuously looking for ways to help our customers win and that means providing them with the most innovative technology and new ways of engaging with us," says Gerber's chief strategy and digital officer Karsten Newbury. 

"Our subscription-based model is not only going to address the needs of our current customers, it will also empower the next generation of great innovators and disruptors to enter the market."  

The new subscription model provides flexibility and speed by allowing companies to pay for the AccuMark software suite through a subscription, which in turn helps make the software more affordable and lowers the cost of entry for newcomers. 

Pairing the software solutions together through bundling options also enables users to more easily connect their workflows. There is also access to online and phone support.