PI Apparel 2017 | Sponsors
EFI Optitex is the world's leading provider of an integrated 2D/3D software platform that enables customers to quickly create true-to-life 3D digital garments. EFI Optitex empowers apparel and soft goods companies to revolutionize the way they develop, produce, and market their products. Brands, retailers, and manufacturers can now view their collections in all styles and colors months earlier, and leverage digital garments to collaborate, market, and sell better than ever before. Since its founding in 1988, EFI Optitex has worked to keep thousands of companies and tens of thousands of users at the forefront of technology, enabling them to greatly reduce their time to market and costs, and increase their competitive advantage.
Lectra is a world leader in high-tech solutions designed to empower fashion apparel companies to stay one step ahead in an ever-changing global industry. From design to production, Lectra helps fashion brands, retailers and manufacturers transform digitally in order to address customer needs, increase efficiency and speed-to-market, and achieve overall operational excellence.
The Lectra fashion & apparel portfolio addresses the entire product lifecycle. From ensuring newness and increased creativity while respecting cost constraints and volume fluctuations, to pattern-making, grading and 3D prototyping, Lectra design and product development solutions facilitate and accelerate the collection development cycle and build a better product. In the cutting room, Lectra customers rely on innovative lean and smart solutions designed for both fabric and leather to help them predict and control costs, optimise time to market , and reduce material consumption and labor costs.
In addition to innovation technologies propelled by far-reaching investments in R&D, Lectra's premium offer includes in-house expertise and customer support rooted in deep industry knowledge and best practices. Close collaboration between R&D, production, and call center teams means Lectra not only reacts to customer needs, but also anticipates them.
For more information on how Lectra can help your fashion and apparel company, please visit https://www.lectra.com/en/fashion-apparel
From its headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices in trend capitals around the world, Centric Software builds technologies for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Its flagship product lifecycle management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, business planning, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB packages extended PLM including innovative technology and key industry learnings tailored for small businesses.
Centric Software has received multiple industry awards, including the Frost & Sullivan Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM in 2016 and Frost & Sullivan’s Global Retail, Fashion and Apparel PLM Product Differentiation Excellence Award in 2012. Red Herring named Centric to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
The digital revolution is growing, and so is the need for connectivity. That’s why Gerber Technology, whose industry-leading software and automation solutions help customers improve their design and manufacturing processes and more effectively manage the supply chain, has launched its own integrated digital revolution.
Gerber’s digital solutions connect seamlessly— YuniquePLM™ and AccuMark® share planning and design information; then pass critical production data on to our GERBERspreaders™ and GERBERcutters®. Gerber helps you increase productivity, shorten cycle times and automate critical processes. Plus, by creating one version of the truth, we give your entire team greater visibility into work in process.
CLO Virtual Fashionhttp://www.clo3d.com/
CLO Virtual Fashion creates true-to-life 3D garment visualization technologies. Utilized as an industry tool for improved communication, CLO software solutions have quickly become a standard for expressing a variety of design details and garment categories — from simple T-shirts to complex outerwear. With over 10 years of extensive research and development, and a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise clients, CLO continues to provide cutting-edge solutions to build a more efficient and creative 3D ecosystem for the fashion and apparel industries.
ITC Infotech Limitedhttp://www.itcinfotech.com
ITC Infotech, in partnership with PTC, offers the most comprehensive Product Lifecycle Management solution for retail, apparel and footwear industry. Our solutions help address both industry-specific challenges and everyday business pressures. Powered by the industry’s largest team of PTC technologists, experience of over 850 global PLM implementations, 1000+ person years of experience on PTC technologies and 500+ person years of FlexPLM experience, ITC Infotech is transforming businesses with a confluence of traditional and disruptive technologies (IoT, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobility). ITC Infotech is a specialized global scale – full service provider of Domain, Data, Design and Digital technology solutions, led by a strong business and technology consulting focus.
Digital is now – the subject of digitization is driving the fashion industry to initiate change – and the Human Solutions Group has the ideal software solutions for the entire process chain, from the initial idea to the shop.
The Human Solutions Group develops and sells innovative soft-ware for the apparel industry. Its solutions help companies to digitize, simplify and optimize work steps, resulting in the effient utilization of time and costs. The products and solutions of the Human Solutions Group can be integrated into a process chain, enabling efficient collection development, seamless integration with the production process and the subsequent marketing of the collection. Human Solutions possesses a unique knowledge about the human body and has created the world’s argest database by means of body scans.
Human Solutions was founded by Dr. Andreas Seidl in 2002. The Human Solutions Group – a full-service supplier for fashion – is active worldwide, with more than 200 employees and partners in more than 50 countries. The Group's head office is in Kaiserslautern/Germany. In the United Stated of America, the 100% subsidiary Human Solutions of North America Inc. is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.
DeSL is a global company delivering integrated web based, end-to-end solutions for the Fashion, Apparel, Textile and Footwear sectors. Applications include PLM, PIM, ERP, SRM and E-Commerce modules.
With a well-established and rapidly growing global customer base including Retail, E-Tail, Wholesale and Manufacturing companies, DeSL’s software has been proven to be one of the most scalable and technologically advanced solutions in the market place today, capable of supporting many hundreds or thousands of users via the Cloud or locally hosted.
The company is rapidly pushing back the boundaries of technology for the fashion sector and is leading the pack in many key business process areas including:
- Color Lifecycle Management
- Visual Planning and Merchandising
- Interactive, web based 3D Design
- Virtual/Augmented Reality and how HoloLens technology can transform design, merchandising and selling processes
TXT Retail is the first mover and leading provider of End-to-End Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions for the Luxury, Fashion and Specialty Retail sectors. The TXT Retail solution is based on a flexible platform, is easy to use and to adopt. Its unique value is in the ability to extend its thorough PLM capabilities such as Creative design, Collection Development and Sourcing not only to Line Planning but seamlessly to advanced Merchandise and Assortment Planning and Supply Chain Collaboration. TXT Retail projects leverage the TXT AgileFit processes, best practices and reference applications, thus ensuring high quality and fast benefit generation. TXT Retail counts on more than 300 retail specialists and serves more than 300 customers worldwide, including leading global players such as adidas, Arcadia Group, Auchan China, AW Lab, Bata, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Camper, Carphone Warehouse, DFS, Dior, Ecco, Furla, Future Group, Geox, GiFi, Guess, Lacoste, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Meters\bonwe, Moncler, Monoprix, Orsay, Pandora, Safilo, Sephora, Sonae, Starboard Cruise Services, Tesco, Tod’s, Urban Outfitters.TXT Retail Global Headquarters are in Milan, Italy with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. TXT Retail collaborates with selected specialized partners worldwide. TXT Retail is an Aptos company.
Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in the apparel industry. Since that time it has evolved into a global consulting firm advising the world’s leading apparel organizations on how to align their internal teams, processes and supply chains; more intimately engage their existing and target customers; and innovate to optimize profitability and achieve their growth objectives. It has amassed a wealth of expertise across every key industry discipline including consumer analytics, concept and technical design, product development, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, planning, merchandising, distribution, marketing, e-commerce and training. Alvanon works with its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries.
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s next-generation ThingWorx® technology platform gives developers the tools they need to capture, analyze, and capitalize on the vast amounts of data being generated by smart, connected products and systems. The company’s field-proven solutions are deployed in more than 26,000 businesses worldwide to generate a product or service advantage.
About PTC FlexPLM
PTC FlexPLM is the first Smart Connected PLM™ solution for retail, fashion, footwear, apparel, and consumer products. FlexPLM transforms global brands with tailored solutions that help teams create and collaborate more easily, streamline supply chains, and deliver more products to market, faster and more efficiently.
To learn more, please visit: www.ptc.com/retail-plm
Predit is a startup born in November 2016 and based in Milan. Predit is partnered by Techedge Group, a leading IT services and solutions company with strong SAP background.
Techedge Group is the main backer of Predit, having funded the first round of investment as part of its R&D program on Fashion Industry 4.0
Predit is part of the SAP Startup Focus Program and has achieved formal Solution Validation by SAP in May 2017.
The mission of Predit is the ideation, development and marketing of enterprise solutions for the Fashion Market on top of SAP platform, with a focus on the leading edge technologies: Cloud Platform, Fiori Apps, SAP HANA and SAP Leonardo.
As the only SAP native new product development platform for fashion and retail in fast fashion age, Predit components are built to streamline and integrate the business processes for new product development along the entire value chain and maximize collection attractiveness with insights based on predictive analysis
Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising are the key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Through the power of beautiful, true-to- life 3D, designers, developers, production and marketing can now collaborate effectively to deliver creative products to market faster than ever before. With Browzwear, brands and retailers around the world are connecting people and processes, reducing iterations and samples, and merchandising garments even before they are produced. With headquarters in Singapore, R&D in Israel, and customer service in the US, Asia Pacific & Europe, Browzwear is a trusted partner of brands and manufacturers worldwide. Over 400 apparel companies including Adidas, Nike, VF, Lining, Triumph, Walmart & their supply chain collaborators use Browzwear’s technologies to bring creative products to market faster.
The virtualization of a physical material sample is a difficult and time-consuming task. What is commonly used is a flatbed scanner or consumer camera, several image processing tools and a lot of time. Revolutionizing the process, Vizoo now offers a new way to easily create 3D materials. The xTex Scanner captures material samples fast and accurately, while the xTex software provides useful tools for texture processing. With a capture and calculation time of only two minutes, textures based on physical material information and up to 2000 dpi are now available almost instantly. The tool focuses on clarity and effectiveness, so even inexperienced users can create stunning materials. Founded in Germany, Vizoo is a small team of people working together with a strong network of partners and suppliers.
Pivot88 HK Ltdhttp://www.pivot88.com/en/
Pivot88 is a cloud- and mobile-based collaboration platform designed to ensure that manufactured products meet the highest quality standards. Developed specifically for sourcing or outsourcing professionals, Pivot88 enables companies of all sizes to collaborate directly with their suppliers to standardize processes while generating savings. Driven by the objective of ensuring compliance and improving product quality, Pivot88 structures and automates quality management processes to provide positive gains for all stakeholders. Present in 23 countries, Pivot88 is uniquely positioned to be a permanent virtual representative at all your vendor locations.
3dMD develops and markets the most widely used static-3D and temporal-3D (motion) camera systems for human subject input applications that demand anatomical image precision including healthcare, wearable technologies, apparel, anthropometrics, human factors, and security. Combining subject workflow efficiency with the ability to generate a progressive 3D sequence of high-quality motion images of the face, head, hand, foot, or full body, 3dMD supports many innovations from clinical findings and facial recognition to the creation of new wearable technologies, clothing, accessories, and footwear that precisely adapt and fit to a person’s unique shape and enhance performance. And in today’s disruptive world, when many consumers are driven to spend money on memorable experiences that provide notable content for their social media scrapbooks, 3dMD can also provide a unique bricks-and-mortar consumer experience that builds brand excitement.
X-Rite Incorporated is a global leader in color science and technology. With its wholly owned subsidiary, Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters are located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas. X-Rite Pantone offers a full range of color management solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color throughout their processes. X-Rite Pantone products and services are recognized standards in various industries.
For 15 years, Tukatech, Inc. has been at the forefront of pioneering virtual product development to reduce the lead time for garment manufacturing. Through their partnership with Autodesk, TUKA3D for virtual sample-making is built on a powerful 3D Studio Max platform, which breathes life into virtual product development by equipping users with customized virtual fit models – complete with field-specific animations – and rendering capabilities, as well as integrations with popular graphic-design programs to fuel the imagination of the designer. Keeping in line with their mission as a full-solution- provider, virtual product development ends not with a 3D sample, but with a fully web-based digital sample room, containing robust tools for collaboration between teams around the world. This fully virtual environment has allowed the product development process to be completed in as little as seven days, a far-cry from the typical two-to- three-month cycle.
Metail is creating exciting new ways to discover, share, shop and wear fashion by digitising every garment and every body. The Metail team researches, develops and combines technologies from machine learning, computer vision, physical modelling, data science, web and mobile tech to create solutions that help people engage with fashion more fully, and buy clothes with more confidence, whilst also enabling to improve the efficiency of the whole clothing supply chain.
Metails size and try on data allows retailers and brands to better understand consumer behaviour and sales performance factors. Incorporating Metail within PLM processes allows the closing of the consumer feedback loop within the supply chain and opens up a new series of product innovation, development, and sourcing improvements.
Audaces is a known company for developing solutions that are easy to learn and use, that speeds up the creation, the development and production of clothes. But we are audacious; our intelligence also answers the needs of other industries like upholstery, footwear, furniture, transportation and others. We are partners and facilitators; we know each customer has a challenge, that’s why we offer solutions that adapt themselves to different needs. We are global, leaders in Latin America and we are present in over 70 countries around the world. We are Audaces and we help you make your ideas come true with engagement, design and results.
ZelusFX has invented a groundbreaking 3D clothing simulation technology, ZelusCloth, that transforms 2D patterns into real-time 3D cloth simulation. With our unique algorithm, designs can be visualized on animated 3D models in real-time. ZelusCloth is a market-ready product to be integrated into an existing software solution or customized for large fashion design houses who want to improve their workflow. Our vision is to create a cloud platform that connects the fashion designer, manufacturer, supplier and customer through our 3D visualization, simulation and collaboration technology.
Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft is the world leader in computing software. The most popular Microsoft products are the Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Microsoft also produces popular hardware products, such as the Microsoft mouse and the XBox video games product line. They also have significant entertainment holdings, such as MSNBC and msn.com. With over 70,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of over $44 Billion, Microsoft is a leader in the global tech industry.
Founded in 2001, Setlog is the developer and marketer of one of the leading supply chain and vendor compliance management platform for fashion and consumer goods companies. More than 100 customers have successfully deployed Setlog solutions across more than 80 countries and 40,000 users across the end-to-end supply chain.
The cloud-based OSCA® hub connects retailers and brands in real-time with their global suppliers, agents, factories, buying offices, quality, testing, logistics, distribution and other global business partners. This single, smart-connective platform empowers improved planning, transparency, execution, compliance and control through improved early alerts, data analysis and information management tools.
Setlog clients typically report cost reductions of up to 30%; resulting in a Return on Investment (ROI) within the first 12 months and sustainable competitive advantages.
Setlog GmbH maintains a global headquarters in Bochum, Germany and the North American subsidiary Setlog Corp. in New York City. For more information, visit http://www.setlog.com.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages the Company’s world-leading 3D software applications to transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported, enabling businesses to craft delightful customer experiences.
With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, our customers create “social enterprises” that involve their customers in the innovation process. With its online architecture, the 3DEXPERIENCE environment helps businesses to test and evaluate — anywhere in the development lifecycle of a product or service — the eventual experience they will deliver to their customers. In short, 3DEXPERIENCE powers the next- generation capabilities that drive today’s Experience Economy.
Kalypso is a global innovation consulting firm that works with organizations to deliver better results from innovation. Kalypso's Innovation Results Transformation approach is designed to help clients improve innovation performance for sustained, bottom-line growth – year over year.
Bamboo Rose provides a product innovation platform that connects the B2B retail community through design, development, and delivery. We simplify the product creation and delivery process from start to finish, helping companies bring great products to market. Our collaborative B2B marketplace is powered by proven Trade Engines, our intelligent product lifecycle management (PLM), that helps retailers discover great products virtually, develop and deliver products to global markets faster, more efficiently and at higher margins. Bamboo Rose serves over 80 major retailers and 400 brands (including American Eagle, Family Dollar, Lowe’s, and more) and connects 35,000 suppliers and 150,000 user members.