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Teway Food Selects Centric PLM

CAMPBELL, CA, Jan 26, 2023 – Sichuan Teway Food Group Co., Ltd. (Teway Food), a leading Sichuan seasonings manufacturer, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Established in 2008, Teway Food focuses on the R&D, production and sale of various seasoning products. Teway Food sells across China and exports to Britain, Canada, Australia and more. The company also leverages its R&D competitive advantages to provide domestic catering customers with customized seasonings.

Teway Food has expanded its investment in independent R&D in recent years, with more than 100 employees actively engaged in the research and application of mechanization, automation and intelligent technology to produce compound seasonings. Teway Food has adopted Centric PLM to improve R&D efficiency, enhance product innovation and drive business development.

Ms. Fu Xiaolan, director of Teway Food Information Center and Purchasing Center, says, “We invest a lot in R&D and regard the R&D team as one of our most valuable assets. With its deep market insights and practical experience in the consumer goods industry as well as a highly flexible system, Centric is in line with our demands for R&D digital management and is especially suitable for our industry.”

Centric Software will share its rich industry experience with Teway Food to achieve their PLM project goals: to drive R&D based on consumer demand, efficiently complete original product iteration and new product innovation, create more high-quality products and increase profitability.

Mr. Hu Tao, director of Teway Food Innovation and Research Center and Food Safety Center, adds, “Centric PLM will become an inseparable part of our daily work in the future. It is also a rare opportunity to systematically understand how an innovation management system is set up.”

Ms. Fu Xiaolan concludes, “I believe we will deepen cooperation with Centric over the next few years. Our common goal is to create a benchmark case for PLM in the Sichuan seasoning industry and spearhead its digital transformation.”

“We are honored to work with Teway Food, an enterprise that has been involved in innovating industry standards for Sichuan seasonings,” says Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. “We look forward to a collaboration that will establish additional PLM best practices, paving the way for further innovation and digital transformation at Teway Food.”

Learn more about Centric Food and Beverage PLM.

About Teway Food

With “Creating a Better Life with Delicacy” as its mission, Sichuan Teway Food Group Co., Ltd. (Teway Food) has been focusing on the R&D, production, and sales of compound seasoning since its establishment in 2008. Today, the company has developed into a large-scale compound seasoning production enterprise focusing on seasonings for hot pot and Chinese dishes. In 2019, Teway Food was successfully listed on the A-share market and was recognized as the 89th most valuable private brands by Hurun.

Products of the three major brands under Teway Food, “Haorenjia”, “Dahongpao”, and “Tianche”, are being sold all over China, and have been exported to the US, Britain, Canada, Australia, etc. At the same time, the company is leveraging its R&D competitive advantages to provide domestic chain catering enterprises with customized seasonings that meet the requirements of their customers in terms of product standardization, food safety, and taste consistency.

For more information, visit https://www.teway.cn/.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance.  Centric Pricing, powered by StyleSage, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as HIGG. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list several times. Centric Software also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Cadmatic, CONTACT Partner for PLM

Cadmatic and CONTACT Software have entered a strategic OEM partnership whereby Cadmatic will utilize the CONTACT Elements platform and its apps to deliver a broader scope of shipbuilding-specific digitalization solutions. Cadmatic’s enhanced scope will cover the entire lifecycle of shipbuilding projects from design and engineering to prefabrication and production and even to maintenance, and operation. The apps of CONTACT Elements will be integrated with Cadmatic’s design, engineering, and information management solutions portfolio to comprehensively address shipbuilding-specific digitalization needs and to optimize future shipbuilding-dedicated business, engineering, and development processes in this challenging domain.

Cadmatic is a leading ship design and information management solution provider for the marine industry with 40 years’ experience in the shipbuilding, process, and construction industries: over 40% of active shipyards with commercial ship orders use Cadmatic. Via the strategic partnership with CONTACT Software, Cadmatic will now extend its offering by bringing the first shipbuilding-specific PLM solution to the market, thereby delivering tangible quality and time efficiency gains throughout the full shipbuilding project life cycle.

“Shipbuilding is a unique industry with unique needs and levels of complexity. Our PLM and digitalization solution will come with in-built shipbuilding intelligence with the facilitation of data use and management to effectively support the life cycle of complex engineering systems at shipyards. It will reduce the need for consultancy and implementation services that are typically required for general PLM applications on the market,” says Cadmatic CEO Jukka Rantala.

A vital pillar of the Cadmatic PLM solution is establishing a single source of truth for all ship data. The organizing, managing, and contextualizing of shipbuilding data can be facilitated by the data fusion of CAE/CAD/CAM/PDM systems to provide higher levels of digitalization.

The benefits include, among others, increased overall quality and a reduction in the time and resources required for design and virtual prototyping. It also enhances modularization, flexible data management, interoperability across teams, tools and cyber security, provides efficient support for modern robotized fabrication, and boosts integration with operational platforms.

The highly modular CONTACT Elements platform offers a wide portfolio of future-proof PDM specific applications. Based on open software technologies, CONTACT Elements is used by thousands of customers in different industries worldwide. It provides Cadmatic with the high agility to flexibly expand and adapt solutions according to shipbuilding requirements and significantly reduces complexity in shipbuilding processes.

CONTACT Elements combines long-term expertise from the automotive, high-tech, and consumer goods industries, as well as mechanical and plant engineering, medical technology, and logistics. Cadmatic solutions combine long-term expertise from the shipbuilding, offshore, power, process plant and construction industries. The bringing together of Cadmatic’s extensive expertise in the development of ship design solutions and CONTACT’s expertise and agile PDM technology will deliver the most innovative shipbuilding-specific PLM solution to the market.

“CONTACT and Cadmatic are two leading experts whose products and industry experience complement each other perfectly. With this partnership, shipbuilding companies worldwide will benefit from future-proof solutions to drive their digital transformation, meet growing market and customer demands, and integrate sustainability into their value creation,” says Karl Heinz Zachries, CONTACT Software CEO.

About Cadmatic

Cadmatic is a leading developer of digital and intelligent 3D design and information management software solutions for the marine, power, process, and construction industries. It empowers engineers to build a brighter future and a better world by making the design, engineering, construction and operation of ships, industrial plants, and buildings better, faster and easier. Cadmatic has over 6000 customer organizations in 60 countries.

For more information, visit www.cadmatic.com.

About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of open standard software and open-source pioneer for the product development process and digital transformation. Their products help to organize projects, reliably execute processes and work together worldwide using virtual product models and the digital twin. Their open technology and their CONTACT Elements platform are ideal for connecting IT systems and the Internet of Things for end-to-end business processes.www.contact-software.com.

Programsoyuz Selects C3D Labs for PLM

Programsoyuz has purchased the licenses to the C3D Converter and C3D Vision components from the C3D Toolkit, an engineering software development kit. The C3D Labs product capabilities include data import and export, geometry visualization, and GUI for engineering applications.

Soyuz-PLM is an advanced, full-featured software package for engineering information management through the entire product life cycle. Soyuz-PLM is designed for businesses of any size. It is available in many configurations which differ in capacity (for small, medium, and large customers) and functionality (CAD, CAM, project management, requirements management, MRO, technical documentation authoring, etc.)

The current CAD market is expecting a fast response from the vendors. They should expand the functionality of their products and make them independent of other components. Programsoyuz has selected C3D Labs components: C3D Vision for geometry visualization, and C3D Converter for loading models in many exchange formats.

Mikhail Kholin, CEO, Programsoyuz: “The C3D Converter and C3D Vision components perfectly suit our needs. Today we use them as part of the Soyuz-PLM package in the 3D visualization and model annotation module for many CAD and ECAD systems. The module is intended for Soyuz-PLM users who do not have CAD tools. The 3D visualization module renders wireframe, shaded, and shaded with edges 3D images, exploded views; make components transparent or hidden, perform model measurements: edges, radii, point to point, plane to plane, and angle between two planes”.

Oleg Zykov, CEO, C3D Labs: “A year ago our colleagues from Programsoyuz started their testing of the C3D kernel. After a successful pilot project, they decided to switch to our products. The C3D Vision and C3D Converter components were integrated into Soyuz-PLM over a short period. The company gained all the basic functionality required for engineering software development. We are going to expand the features and adapt our components to the requirements of Union-PLM users. I am confident that our collaboration will be successful!”

About Programsoyuz

Programsoyuz is a Russian developer of the Soyuz-PLM platform for product lifecycle automation and support. Company is a specialist in the development, distribution, system integration, and implementation of applications for Soyuz-PLM, both in-house and through its network of technology partners using Soyuz-PLM as a platform for their applications and deployments. Programsoyuz experts have 20+ years of experience in PDM/PLM solutions for mechanical engineering, instrumentation, architecture, construction, shipbuilding, and other industries.

For more information, visit www.programsoyuz.ru.

About C3D Labs

C3D Labs creates engineering software developer tools including the geometric kernel, a key 3D CAD software component. The company was established in 2012 as a successor to ASCON’s math division which had been developing the kernel since 1995. As of 2023, more than 50 software companies in 14 countries use the C3D components.

For more information, visit http://c3dlabs.com.

THEILMA Selects Centric for PLM

CAMPBELL, CA, Jan 19, 2023 – THEILMA, a leading South Korean fashion brand, has selected Centric Software for its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Finding inspiration from all, South Korean fashion brand THEILMA presents well-curated collections that transcend trends and personal tastes. Its first store opened in August 2017 and carried THEILMA name meaning “air” and “water” in Finnish. Since then, the brand has grown into having its own 18 offline stores—some of which are stand-alone boutiques while the others are within department stores. The brand also has a steady presence and following through its online store.

Mindful about the future and global expansion, its chief executive officer, Helen Jung thought to create a new brand philosophy that would see sustainable growth for the next 50 years and transcend time limits while maintaining Nordic values ​​and slow living. She deemed that in order to achieve global expansion, it’s more critical to focus on brand value setting and product merchandising than to simply be fixated on retail sales. For that reason, Jung took the leap forward by investing in and initiating digital transformation in THEILMA community.

“Overproduction itself is environmental destruction. When making clothes, I always wonder how many customers would actually want this. That’s why accurate data is needed about the way clothes are made. Most importantly, I have always felt that a company needs the best talent before it can initiate sustainable growth. It was determined that PLM could help anyone in the team double or even triple their potential,” shares Jung.

With the adoption of Centric PLM as their chosen tool for long-term growth, THEILMA is expected to increase productivity and performance by improving efficiency, organizational trust, stability and communication. They are also now well on their way to achieving work-life balance and are further equipped for global expansion and sustainable growth in the decades to come.

Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software says, “We are delighted to have THEILMA onboard as one of our Centric PLM customers. We are always in the business of supporting our clients in reaching their business goals and in this case, the big picture is sustainable growth. I’m confident that through our innovative solutions, we are going to help them achieve that.”

About THEILMA

THEILMA finds its inspiration in all objects through the ages. With its singular aesthetic, THEILMA defines a select shop that is unparalleled and invigorating. The label presents well-curated collections that transcend trends and personal tastes.

For more information, visit https://theilma.com/.

About Centric Software

From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a product concept to launch platform for consumer goods such as fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor, consumer electronics, cosmetics & personal care and food & beverage. Centric Software’s flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric PLM, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and product portfolio optimization innovations specifically for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric Visual Boards offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric Planning is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance.  Centric Pricing, powered by StyleSage, is an AI-driven market insight platform for data-informed decision-making on pricing and product assortments to maximize revenue and margins. Among many other market-driven innovations, Centric Software is widely known for its connectivity to dozens of other enterprise systems, including ERP, DAM, PIM, e-com and more, in addition to creative tools such as Adobe Illustrator, a host of 3D CAD connectors and sustainability tools, such as HIGG. Centric Software has the highest user adoption rate, customer satisfaction rate and fastest time to value in the industry.

Centric Software is a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, the world leader in 3D design software, 3D digital mock-up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list several times. Centric Software also received five excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan over the past decade.

For more information, visit www.centricsoftware.com.

Configit Ace CLM Platform Available as Cloud Service

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan 19, 2023 – Configit announced that Configit Ace, the market’s leading configuration lifecycle management (CLM) platform, is now available as a cloud service. The vendor agnostic cloud-based CLM platform is designed to integrate with any IT system. Configit Ace Cloud enables an end-to-end, enterprise-wide configuration process for complex products, systems and services supporting design, development, manufacturing, sales and support.

With Configit Ace, manufacturers and service providers can regain control with a scalable, reliable enterprise-grade platform that can provide a single source of truth on product configuration information.

The cloud-based CLM service offers the same functionality and capabilities as Configit Ace on-premises installations, providing customers with a choice of on-premises or cloud-based deployment of their CLM solution.

Manufacturing and engineering systems like product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) are quickly moving to the cloud as manufacturers see the benefits of reduced IT hardware, resource, maintenance and time investment. Cloud solutions provide world-class security and immediate access for new users regardless of location and the ability to scale capacity and performance when needed.

Configit Ace Cloud is a deployment option for customers who need to manage highly complex products and systems. Hosted on Microsoft Azure, Configit Ace Cloud leverages the reliability, scalability and security that Azure provides, including business continuity and disaster recovery. Additional benefits of the offering include:

  • Interoperability: Any system anywhere can be integrated with the solution via a rich set of web-based APIs, giving users immediate access no matter their location. This enables a single source of truth on product configuration information to be established for multiple, critical manufacturing systems like PLM, CAD, MES, ERP, CRM and CPQ.
  • Assured compliance: Configit Ace Cloud is certified according to ISO 27001 (“ISMS”) and ISO 27017 (“Cloud”) including market conforming Security Operation Center (SOC) and authentication procedures.
  • Nonstop support: CLM solutions based on Configit Ace Cloud are hosted by Configit with 24/7/365 preemptive monitoring and support— with global availability via 26 Azure regions.

Henrik Reif Andersen, CSO and co-founder, Configit, said: “As customization, security and cost savings become increasingly important, manufacturers need configuration solutions that are both powerful and capable of handling complexity. Providers of highly complex products and services can now use Configit Ace Cloud’s capabilities to establish a reliable and scalable CLM solution with world-class security and availability, while meeting compliance and regulatory requirements without the need for up-front IT investment.”

About Configit

Configit is the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and a supplier of business-critical software for the configuration of complex products. All Configit products are based on the patented Virtual Tabulation (VT) technology, which has redefined product configuration by offering greater speed and better handling of complexity. Virtual Tabulation enables Configit to deliver powerful, easy-to-use configuration solutions to market-leading global enterprises.

For more information, visit https://configit.com/.

Quadrant Named PTC as 2022 Technology Leader in SPARK Matrix

for Retail PLM

MIDDLETON, MA, Jan 17, 2023 – Quadrant Knowledge Solutions announced today that it has named PTC as the 2022 technology leader in the SPARK Matrix analysis of the global Retail PLM market.

The Quadrant Knowledge Solutions SPARK Matrix includes a detailed analysis of global market dynamics, major trends, vendor landscape, and competitive positioning. The study provides competitive analysis and ranking of the leading technology vendors in the form of its SPARK Matrix. It gives strategic information for users to evaluate different provider capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.

According to Ankit Sharma, analyst, at Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, “PTC’s FlexPLM platform is highly scalable with an eComm-inspired user experience and provides real-time product changes. The company focuses on user efficiency, personalization, digital product creation, purpose-built apps, and SaaS optimization to deliver more customer value.” Ankit further adds, “FlexPLM provides end-to-end, actionable visibility alongside automation and seamless workflows to enable brands and retailers to accelerate their product development. The platform streamlines day-to-day activities to achieve consistent process optimization. PTC, with its comprehensive functional capabilities, cloud-native approach, centralized platform, highly secure architecture, and robust product roadmap, has been positioned as the leader in the 2022 SPARK Matrix of the Retail Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution market.”

“We are honored and thrilled to have been named the Retail and Consumer Products PLM market leader by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions,” said Bill Brewster, senior vice president and general manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit. “This global industry recognition comes on the back of record growth for PTC Retail in the areas of new customer acquisition, enterprise-scale expansions, and global user numbers. Our leadership position in this competitive assessment reflects the trust that world’s most successful and well-known brands and retailers have in PTC and the confidence they have in our long-term strategy and commitment to retail and consumer products industry,” continued Brewster.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions defines a Retail Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) as a solution that is focused on helping retail organizations effectively manage the end-to-end retail process including product ideation, development, supplier collaboration, and selling to customers. The solution facilitates time to market, maximizes operational efficiency and productivity, and enhances product portfolio. The Retail PLM platform provides comprehensive visibility from ideation to the delivery stage to enable organizations to offer products aligned to the market demand, pricing and stipulated time.

Global retailers have well understood the importance of embracing retail strategies to succeed in a highly competitive environment with ever-increasing expectations around customer experience. Retail Product Lifecycle Management Platform plays an essential role in the journey toward retail product development. Retail PLM allows retailers to deliver a seamless, consistent, and personalized experience and provide the flexibility to collaborate and enhance visibility across the product development cycle.

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.

For more information, please visit www.ptc.com.

About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, their vision is to become an integral part of client’s business as a strategic knowledge partner. Their research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments.

For more available research, please visit https://quadrant-solutions.com/market-research/.

PTC Recognizes Tristar as PLM Partner of The Year

PHOENIX, AZ, Jan 6, 2023 – Following past recognition in previous years of being named a top North American partner and PTC’s Top Growth partner worldwide for CAD and PLM products, TriStar once again continued this trend of decades-long success in the PTC Partner Program being recognized as the Top World-Wide PLM Partner of The Year.

TriStar recognized by PTC as their Top World-Wide PLM (PTC Windchill) and CAD (PTC Creo) Channel partner for FY’2022

This award recognizes TriStar’s yearly commitment to thriving as the number one partner for PLM solutions world-wide. TriStar’s accomplishment demonstrates its commitment to providing reliable, innovative, and best-in-class digital transformation to its customers. With clients ranging from local small businesses to Fortune 500 companies specializing in a variety of fields – including medical device, technology, defense, automotive and aerospace industries – TriStar has over 2,000 active customers, and their success record shows a commitment to consistent growth year over year.

“TriStar had a remarkable growth year for PTC Windchill and PTC Creo in FY’2022,” said Stuart Heavyside, SVP and channel chief at PTC. “They continue to invest in the PTC program, and it shows, based on their continued performance year after year. We thank them for their continued dedication and success to help PTC scale our North American Channel business.

“We are honored once again and excited to be recognized by PTC for our FY’2022 results. We could not have done it without the dedication of all our TriStar employees, who focus day in and day out on ensuring our customers are successful with their PTC Windchill and PTC Creo investments.” said TriStar president, Dwight Griffith.

About TriStar

TriStar began serving the CAD/CAM markets in 1988 by providing high-performance workstations and servers for the engineering environment. TriStar became a PTC platinum authorized reseller in 2001, offering the full line of PTC software and certified training. Today, TriStar is PTC’s leading provider in North America and offers a complete range of engineering products and services including software training, PLM, CAD, and CAM implementation and consulting services. Their goal is to connect, automate and simplify the information ecosystem and create a competitive advantage for businesses.

For more information, visit www.tristar.com.

PTC Acquires ServiceMax

BOSTON, MA, Jan 5, 2023 – PTC announced that it has completed its acquisition of ServiceMax from an entity majority owned by Silver Lake. The acquisition adds important field service management (FSM) capabilities to PTC’s closed-loop product lifecycle management (PLM) and digital thread offerings.

ServiceMax provides a comprehensive suite of cloud-native FSM capabilities for servicing complex long-lifecycle products, including managing information about serviced products, creating and managing work orders, and scheduling and dispatching technicians. Product manufacturers increasingly view their product-related service offerings as an important business strategy for maintaining product performance, increasing customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and expanding profitability.

“Completing the ServiceMax acquisition ushers in the next era of PTC’s closed-loop PLM strategy,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “With the ServiceMax FSM suite in our portfolio, the solution set we can now offer for the service part of the product lifecycle is one of the broadest in the industry. We look forward to expanding the ServiceMax business globally and bringing these important product service capabilities to our customers.”

About PTC

PTC enables global manufacturers to realize double-digit impact with software solutions that enable them to accelerate product and service innovation, improve operational efficiency, and increase workforce productivity. In combination with an extensive partner network, PTC provides customers flexibility in how its technology can be deployed to drive digital transformation – on premises, in the cloud, or via its pure SaaS platform.

For more information, please visit www.ptc.com.