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The Best Retail PLM Software

IDC Corporation has named PTC as a leader in the new research report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Brand Product Innovation and PLM 2016 Vendor Assessment” (doc #US40521315, January 2016). PTC’s retail solutions help retailers and brand owners simplify the complex challenges of bringing products to market – with robust solution functionality, work automation, visibility, and connectivity across consumers, products, stores, designers and supply chains.

IDC closely examined PTC’s strategy, product and customers along with 11 other retail PLM software providers. The 12 vendors all have a significant retail brand market presence, continued growth in the retail brands market, and a wealth of experiences and best practices to share with retail brands and are enabling retailers using their solutions to innovate the way in which they design, source, and supply goods. The research and analysis completed in the process of developing the report reflect how a technology buyer today would evaluate vendor capabilities, with an eye on how the company is digitally transforming to continue to satisfy customer needs, both wholesale and direct to consumer. Most of the vendors included in the analysis have invested significant R&D dollars to advance their platforms and capabilities to solve and get ahead of current and future retail brand challenges.


Following in-depth research and analysis, the IDC MarketScape identified PTC Windchill® FlexPLM® PLM software for retail brands as a leading product innovation and PLM platform. The PTC solution integrates end-to-end product development and supply chain capabilities, enabling end users to plan, create, develop, source, cost, and follow finished goods through their lifecycle to achieve rapid time-to-value. According to Leslie Hand, vice president, IDC Retail Insights, "The bar has been reset for excellence in retail brand product innovation and PLM platforms. Today's best-in-class capabilities enable the digital transformation of product innovation and PLM processes, based on a foundational digital core, with configurable, collaborative, and visual business processes, rich data and analytics access, and design components integrated tightly to optimize responsiveness to customers and suppliers."

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