FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lectra announces Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3
Bridging creative and product development teams
Paris, January 16, 2014 - Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology
solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials-fabrics, leather,
technical textiles and composite materials-is pleased to announce the release of
Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3, which introduces significant improvements for
collaboration and transparency.
"The world keeps evolving quickly. Economic and social changes are continuing to
highlight fashion companies' needs for control and flexibility. Integrating
design and product development talent seamlessly into the fashion and apparel
organization allows companies to explore new territory, in terms of increased
creativity and improved efficiency. Team alignment and collaboration are
prerequisites for business growth," says Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO.
"Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3 supports teamwork by privileging visual communication
and sharing at each step of the development process. We have drastically
improved the user experience to remove roadblocks to collaboration. We are
looking to cater to the needs of both the creative and technical personalities
found within a fashion or apparel company," adds Anastasia Charbin, Lectra
fashion marketing director. "By integrating Lectra Fashion PLM connectivity into
Adobe Illustrator, these users can stay within their comfort zone. They are free
to create in Illustrator and also share and exchange with the Lectra Fashion PLM
platform community in a seamlessly intuitive way. We have made it fun."
Lectra Fashion PLM supports teams to design the right-the-first-time product
With Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3, teams are connected to the product development
ecosystem from the beginning of the product conceptualization stage. Users can
create and share information visually, from style to technical data without
leaving their native environment, through a common platform and a unique file.
Creative and technical designers can add product specification information
directly from Adobe Illustrator, reducing the time usually spent on file
management and minimizing the risk of working on an old version of a file.
Bringing creative designers, technical designers, and product developers into
Lectra Fashion PLM favors teamwork, while both respecting each contributor's
work preferences and helping them perform tasks with tools they already know
well. "We have taken great care to keep the user experience as aligned to Adobe
Illustrator as possible and to fit Lectra Fashion PLM seamlessly into this
environment," explains Anastasia Charbin.
In addition, there are other significant new improvements in this latest release
of Lectra Fashion PLM such as a deeper integration of Lectra's 3D virtual
product sampling. 3D samples increase design options while reducing the number
of physical prototypes needed therefore cutting cost and time to market, which
results in better looking and better fitting styles.
Design and product development teams can now, by visualizing the style virtually
in 3D, work collaboratively within a common workspace. They can review several
design options, check fit for multiple sizes and work efficiently on
modifications by adding annotations to 3D snapshots. They can also use live
This collaborative platform also enables extended teams to have direct access to
this shared information, and get the same level of information, in real-time.
Shared information is also a powerful tool for management teams. Decision-makers
can approve styles from realistic simulations without having to wait for a first
physical prototype, which facilitates earlier decision-making and helps to
design right-the-first-time products.
Along with better collaboration, embedded knowledge allows teams to focus on
creating innovative products and solving problems rather than on spending time
searching for details or verifying the reliability of information.
With Lectra Fashion PLM V3R3, industry norms, standards and best practices have
been added such as new color libraries, testing templates and care labels, thus
boosting productivity and freeing users to pursue more complex, value-added
By including more compliance templates and lab test listings in its standard
libraries, Lectra demonstrates its ongoing commitment to streamline the product
development process by, for example, addressing day-to-day regulatory
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate,
streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing
processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced
specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a
broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear),
automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide
variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries,
wind power, and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in
more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues.
The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
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Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.: Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40
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