CAMPBELL, California, May 9, 2023 – Zadig&Voltaire, the French ready-to-wear fashion and luxury accessories brand, has chosen Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to power its digital transformation. 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, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Founded in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, Zadig&Voltaire embodies an independent and bold fashion style that reflects its era. Artistic director Cecilia Bönström’s designs suggest sophisticated yet casual looks. Through this mix of contemporaneity and timelessness, Zadig&Voltaire became a reference for “effortless luxury”.
Choosing Centric Software means adopting a PLM trusted by some of the biggest luxury fashion houses in the world. “We decided to select Centric so that we could benefit from industry best practices and a standardized solution already at the heart of many other brands and retailers in the fashion and luxury sector,” comments Rémy Baume, General Manager at Zadig&Voltaire.
Driven by strong growth and as part of the ongoing structuring of its IT department jointly with different business units, Zadig&Voltaire identified the need for a digital solution to streamline product development: “We intend to optimize our product strategy by modulating our assortment in terms of width and depth, refining the product mix and aligning our pricing and supply strategies,” explains Vincent Queru, Chief Information Officer at Zadig&Voltaire. Centric PLM® will allow the design studio, as well product, global marketing & merchandising and operations teams to reduce time-consuming tasks that add little value.
Centric Software’s PLM technology will also help support the brand’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policy, specifically with eco-development, eco-design and traceability. “Centric PLM will make it possible to gather and collect unique, reliable and shared data between the quality, development and production teams, thereby improving cross-department collaboration. This tool is a lever to better manage product composition data, country of origin for each component and supplier certifications,” continues Queru. “Finally, all of these advantages will enable easier and optimized processes as a whole for all of our services at every level, leading to increased efficiency.”
“We are delighted that Zadig&Voltaire is now using Centric Software’s PLM solution to manage its commercial and CSR strategies,” comments Chris Groves, CEO of Centric Software. “With Centric PLM, Zadig&Voltaire will be able to make better decisions, faster and see optimized product development times and costs.”
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Founded in 1997 by Thierry Gillier, Zadig&Voltaire has become the benchmark for new luxury. Indifferent to the norms, dictates and codes of traditional luxury, the House has revealed over time its immoderate love for freedom, a thirst that feeds its creativity and perpetuates its audacity.
Cécilia Bönström, the brand’s artistic director, offers a sophisticated and nonchalant look. Rich in her musical influences, steeped in contemporary art, viscerally Parisian, she has made duality her signature. Her silhouettes are both contemporary and timeless.
The brand’s spirit is eternally young, encouraging its community to cherish uniqueness, express themselves, love themselves, and cultivate their independence of spirit; to be free, again and again!
From its headquarters located in a mansion in the 16th arrondissement, Zadig&Voltaire is committed to training the talents of tomorrow and supporting the development of its employees’ skills on every continent where the brand is present. Like its founder, Zadig&Voltaire is an artistic company, where employees are encouraged to be enterprising and agile in the context of strong growth.
Zadig&Voltaire is also taking decisive action within its VoltAIRe Sustainable Development program to tackle the complexity of 21st-century challenges.
Centric Software® (www.centricsoftware.com)
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 BoardsTM offer highly visual, touch-screen experiences for collaboration and decision-making. Centric PlanningTM is an innovative, cloud-native, augmented-intelligence solution delivering end-to-end retail planning to maximize retail and wholesale business performance. Centric PricingTM, powered by StyleSageTM, 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.
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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.
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