"Each year, we see more change in the manufacturing industry and the available technology, and each year the editors of START-IT must be more critical in examining the top 125 technology providers," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "The START-IT 125 lets our readers know what the best solutions are, who can provide them, and how they can help manufacturers improve business practices."
"Our customers in the apparel and private label industries view PLM from Centric Software as a strategic solution that drives margin improvement by reducing time to market and increasing collaboration with global vendors and partners," said Chris Groves, president and CEO of Centric Software. "The naming of Centric Software to the START-IT 125 is further proof that Centric's enterprise product lifecycle management suite, which focuses on achieving top-level business benefits, is recognized by the manufacturing industry and thought leaders."
The START-IT 125 can be found in the 2008 START-IT Factbook, the definitive reference guide relating to the manufacturing industry. Along with the START-IT 125, the Factbook offers an in-depth look at the current state of manufacturing employment and productivity; snapshots of key import and export trends; analysis of economic trends and their impact on the manufacturing industry; and a list of today's leading manufacturers by vertical industry.
About START-IT Magazine
START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasizing the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. Emphasizing the power of partnerships, START-IT is read by decision makers across all manufacturing segments as a primary source of business strategies to best take advantage of today's technologies. www.start-itmag.com
About Centric Software, Inc.
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the apparel and private label industries. Centric solutions enable companies to speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance. Designed specifically to meet the needs of the apparel and private-label industries, Centric leverages proven, next-generation internet-based technology. Centric's Product Intelligence platform and services enable team members and partners to securely access the information they need to improve global collaboration, execution, and business performance. Global enterprises including Artsana, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Coleman, Kiewit, Le Coq Sportif, Linens-n-Things, Moen, Timex and United Stationers use Centric's solutions to achieve top line revenue growth and cost reductions. For more information on Centric Software, visit www.centricsoftware.com.
Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software and Product Intelligence is a trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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