PI Apparel 2017 | Sponsors
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.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at Accenture
(NASDAQ: PTC) PTC helps companies around the world reinvent the way they design, manufacture, operate, and service products in and for a smart, connected world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based product lifecycle management. Today, our leading industrial innovation platform and field-proven solutions enable you to unlock value at the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. With PTC, manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things and augmented reality technology today and drive the future of innovation.
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
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
Visual Next (formerly Visual 2000 Intl.) is a leading provider of End2End software tailored specifically to the apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory companies. Our fully integrated suite of business solutions empowers retailers, brands and manufacturers to lead the way in today’s omnichannel market using mobile friendly and data driven tools. Over 600 companies around the world are re-engineering their processes for the future using Visual Next technology.
What you need to know about Visual Next:
- 20 years of innovation packaged in a true omnichannel solution.
- Manage your business anytime from anywhere with fully responsive tools.
- Configurable applications seamlessly working together to meet the specific requirements of modern apparel companies.
- Automation of time consuming business processes for greater productivity and speed to market.
- Complete integration with industry standard and proprietary applications, including Adobe Illustrator.
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.
NGC Software helps brands and retailers worldwide digitize their product development processes with the Andromeda TM PLM solution. The cloud-based solution transforms design productivity and reduces lead times, with a common platform for all PLM elements including Planning, Merchandising, Design, Costing, Sampling, Quality and Sourcing. Workflow calendars allow you to track progress, predict unexpected delays and keep all departments on the same page in real-time. Extend the functionality of Andromeda PLM or your existing PLM system with NGC’s additional cloud-based solutions for supply chain management (SCM), global quality control and vendor compliance. NGC customers include Brooks Brothers, Canada Goose, Carter’s, Destination XL, Fanatics, Foot Locker, Jockey International, Nicole Miller, Spanx, Sport Obermeyer, VF Corporation, Xcel Brands and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising are the key to a successful digital product life-cycle. Through the power of true-to-life 3D, designers, developers, and production and marketing teams collaborate effectively to deliver creative products to market faster than ever before. With Browzwear, brands and retailers around the world connect people and processes, reduce iterations and samples, and merchandise garments even before they are produced.
Leading the 3D Revolution
Until recently, the fashion industry followed a traditional workflow that involved sketches, manual pattern design, and hand-sewn samples. Today, thanks to a new generation of technology, leading fashion companies are doing it all in true-to-life 3D. Browzwear is proud to be leading the digital apparel revolution since 2000, with groundbreaking 3D products for garment developers, fashion designers, and merchandisers.
A Global Company for a Global Industry
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. More than 400 apparel companies including Adidas, Nike, VF, and Li & Fong, and their supply chain collaborators use Browzwear technologies to bring creative products to market faster. Learn more at www.browzwear.com.
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.
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 that inspire. 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, 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.
ITC Infotech (USA), Inc.https://www.itcinfotech.com/industries/retail
ITC Infotech, is a comprehensive PLM Services and Solutions provider for the ever EVOLVING, INTEGRATED and EXTENDED Enterprise in Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry space. Our solutions help address both industry-specific challenges and everyday business pressures.
Powered by one of the largest Global teams comprising, technical and process Retail PLM specialists with experience of numerous implementations, and the largest pool of domain experts from the industry, ITC Infotech helps clients realize the full benefits of PLM including user adoption and training. ITC Infotech is transforming businesses with its understanding and expertise of the confluence of traditional and disruptive technologies (IoT, Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Mobility).
ITC Infotech is a specialized global full service technology solutions provider, led by Business and Technology Consulting. ITC Infotech’s Digitaligence@work infuses technology with domain, data, design, and differentiated delivery to significantly enhance experience and efficiency, enabling our clients to differentiate and disrupt their business.
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.
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically transform the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud-based global trade management (GTM) software, trade content and training, we help companies all over the world create value through their global supply chain by improving margins, achieving greater agility and lowering risk. We do this by creating a digital model of the global supply chain that enables collaboration between buyers, sellers and logistics companies. We replace manual and outdated processes with comprehensive automation for global trade activities, including sourcing, supplier management, production tracking, transportation management, supply chain visibility, import and export compliance, and duty management. We provide rich data analytics to uncover areas for optimization and deliver a platform that is responsive and flexible to adapt to the ever-changing nature of global trade.
Body Labs has built SOMA the first ‘human-aware’ artificial intelligence platform that understands the way we move and how we’re shaped to make our world more personal. SOMA transforms photos, videos, body scans, or physical measurements into the accurate 3D body shape of your customers. Use SOMA to accurately measure the 3D shape of your customers to personalize apparel and sizing or connect consumers based on shape for peer-to-peer communication and recommendations centered around the products they love. SOMA can run inside your existing recommendation engine to combine rich customer 3D body shape data with past purchases, tech packs, and more.
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 faster, and deliver products to global markets more efficiently and at higher margins.
First Insight is the world’s leading provider of solutions that empower brands to incorporate the voice of the consumer into the design and merchandising of new products. Through the use of online consumer engagement, the First Insight solution gathers real-time consumer data and applies predictive analytic models to create actionable insights, which drive measurable value. Retailers, manufacturers and brands use the First Insight solution to design, select, price and market the most profitable new products for reduced markdown rates and improved sales, margins and inventory turnover. Customers include some of world’s leading vertically integrated brands, sporting goods companies, department stores, mass merchant retailers and wholesalers.
CLO Virtual Fashion LLCwww.clo3d.com
We create cutting-edge 3D garment visualization technologies that cultivate a more creative and sustainable landscape for the fashion and apparel industries, which consistently solve glaring obstacles in your product life cycle.
With over 10 years of extensive research and development, and multiple successful enterprise-wide adoptions, we provide the best-in-class solutions for brands and vendors of all sizes.
CLO has a strict company policy of maintaining a 1:1 ratio between expert engineers and fashion-industry veterans, bringing together the best of both worlds to build a user experience that focuses on the most essential element of your process: you.
Explore ways that you can revolutionize your supply chain at www.clo3d.com and see why our customers are calling us the champions of our industry.
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.
Signals Analytics is a data analytics company that delivers intelligence and insights to Fortune 5,000 companies to support product development and growth. Signals Analytics has the ability to support corporate decision-making by turning external 'big data' into actionable insights for strategic commercial decisions. This is powered by the Signals Playbook™, an intelligence software platform, developed to quickly transform multiple external data and unstructured data sources covering consumers, markets, and technologies into tangible, constantly updated insights on how to grow products and brands.
Signals Analytics has been called in Forbes "the app store for innovation," is a 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor, a Deloitte Fast 50 Technology company, and is proudly venture-backed by, Sequoia Capital, Qumra Capital and TPY Capital.
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.
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 company using the latest innovations and technologies to shape the future of fit. 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 professional development. Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier data analyst, 3D modelers and apparel experts. The Group now operates in 89 countries and has evolved into an innovations company reinventing the way fashion works. It operates from its head office in New York, European headquarters in London, and Asia office in Hong Kong. Alvanon also has research, development and manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, China.
Without blushing, we are an awesome cloud-based quality and compliance platform designed to help brands collaborate with their suppliers. We ensure quality and compliance processes are standardized and controls are automated to provide our users with instant access to all inspection data in real-time. Here’s how we create awesomeness, in order of importance:
- Trust: Build a collaborative approach between brands, suppliers and retailers.
- Digitize at source: Standardize quality (read excellence) and compliance processes with machine learning algorithm.
- Real-time data: Take the right decision, fast.
- Social audit: Guarantee transparency to allow CSR compliance at all stages of the value chain.
- Rapid deployment: Up and running in less than 3 weeks.
- Close the loop: From start to finish, we monitor each step in the quality lifecycle of the product.
Side Effects of Pivot88:
- 163% improvement in transparency
- 99% Pass Rate on inspected items
- 46% improvement in inspection efficiency
- 43% reduction in defect rate
- 22% improvement in OTIF (On Time In Full)
- 20% reduction in retailer chargebacks
Founded in 2015, NOVA is a groundbreaking software as a service company born out of DreamWorks Animation. The cloud-based NOVA platform provides enterprise-wide digital solutions for global asset management, real-time rendering as well as premium image generation. With the spectacular photo real visualization power of the NOVA platform, enable maximum creativity and collaboration at the enterprise level. For today's apparel industry, NOVA delivers the highest quality and the speed needed for digital design, merchandising and go-to-market.
Tukatech has been a driving force behind the apparel industry’s technology revolution, with constant momentum toward ground-breaking fashion technology.
Tukatech’s award-winning pattern-making, grading, and marker-making software maximizes design and creativity using next-level process engineering. Their virtual sample-making solution uses life-like 3D fit models and motion simulation, allowing for true assessment of fit, as well as design visualization.
Tukatech systems have made an enormous impact on the industry for over two decades, empowering their partners with measurable efficiencies, improved productivity, and increased profitability.
Tukatech systems for product development, cloud collaboration, and garment manufacturing are known industry-wide for their ease, simplicity, and flexibility. They continue to transform and propel the industry forward with advanced solutions for business of any size.
For over 30 years, CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is wholly focused on creating comprehensive solutions that meet clients’ complex, multi-dimensional needs and support clients’ most fundamental business activities. Headquartered in New York City, CGS has offices across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
CGS’s BlueCherry Enterprise Suite has the built-in capacity to address the fundamental needs of all core management, planning, design and product development, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and sales functions.
With end-to- end capabilities, the BlueCherry Enterprise Suite enables consumer lifestyle products companies to manage critical business transactions and concept-to- consumer processes to improve speed to market, gain greater process visibility and control, increase productivity and operational efficiency, reduce costs and enhance competitiveness.
BlueCherry Suite Includes:
Enterprise Resource Planning
Product Lifecycle Management
Omnichannel Merchandise Planning
Supply Chain Management
Omnichannel Warehouse Management
Electronic Data Interchange
Shop Floor Control