September Webinar on Improving the Profitability of Private Label MerchandiseSAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 6, 2006— Centric Software, the leading provider of Product Intelligence(TM) solutions for the extended enterprise, announced today a reseller agreement with Neoris, a global business and IT consultancy with deep experience in the consumer goods, apparel and retail industries. Neoris will offer their clients Centric's powerful Product Intelligence solutions that enable apparel, consumer goods and retail companies to reduce product development cycle times as well as optimize margins and grow revenue.
The companies also announced today a Private Label webinar titled The Need for Speed: Improving Profitability of Private Label Merchandise featuring Paula Rosenblum, executive director at Retail Systems Alert Group and Jeff Johnson, U.S. managing director at Neoris. This highly informative webinar will take place on Thursday, September 14th at 2:00pm EST. For additional information or to sign up for the webinar, visit http://www.centricsoftware.com/PrivateLabelWebinar.
"We first learned about Centric while researching solutions capable of meeting the 'Product Intelligence' needs of one of our customers," said Jeff Johnson. "From our experience with PLM software implementations, we quickly realized that Centric has a unique approach that can quickly add real business value for our clients who struggle with selecting the right products at the right price while dealing with increasing amounts of data, distributed teams, and fixed deadlines."
A unique blend of PLM software and sourcing applications
With experience helping apparel manufacturers and private label retailers bring tens of thousands of products to market every year, and with solutions that blend traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) software with sourcing, Centric's proven Collection Management and Private Label solutions meet the most urgent needs of the fashion, consumer goods and retail industries. Centric's solutions manage and compile all key performance indicators for sourced and private label products as well as all development, schedule, status, supplier and cost information for multiple seasonal roll-outs of collections of any size. From the compilation and roll-up of key product and financial metrics from multiple product, sourcing, scheduling and financial systems, companies gain "Product Intelligence" for better decisions on private label, branded, and collection items, better execution against the targets and better assessment of program or collection status in comparison to overall business goals.
"Neoris' well-established business and consulting relationships with leading apparel, consumer goods and retail companies combined with Centric's powerful Collection Management and Private Label solutions will provide manufacturers and retailers with opportunities to optimize margins, increase profits, and accelerate business growth," said Cliff Stockley, vice president of sales at Centric Software. "As a well-respected business and IT consulting firm, the interest Neoris is showing in Centric adds further credibility to our solutions; customers will benefit from the implementation of their knowledge of best practices and processes in our technology."
Neoris is a global business and IT consulting company specializing in value-added consulting, emerging technologies and outsourcing solutions. The company is ranked by IDC as the 3rd largest IT consultancy and 3rd largest in systems integration in Latin America. Neoris is continuing to establish itself as a market leader in the U.S. and Europe by offering systems integration, custom application development, IT consulting and software deployment and support. Neoris is headquartered in Miami, Florida with over 2,000 employees, 14 offices and software development centers throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Neoris is a subsidiary of CEMEX (NYSE: CX). For more information, visit www.neoris.com.
About Centric Software, Inc.
With Product Intelligence solutions from Centric Software, global executives and multidisciplinary teams collect all relevant information for any product or capital program initiative, decide on the appropriate action, execute on the initiatives, and assess progress against business goals. Global enterprises, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coleman, Emerson, Moen, Hamilton Sundstrand, Siemens, Timex, Volvo, Iowa State University and others, use Centric's solutions to achieve top line revenue growth, direct cost reductions and insight into capital programs. Customers represent multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, AEC/owner operator, life sciences, consumer electronics and universities. To learn more about Centric Software, visit www.centricsoftware.com.
NEORIS USA Mariano Zadeh, 305-728-6065 Email Contact or Centric Software Topaz Partners Kevin Whalen, 781-404-2411 Email Contact