Gerber Technology’s new YuniquePLM™ V6.1 Enhances 3D File Sharing and Collaboration
Update Facilitates Supply Chain Communication
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and hardware solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, introduces YuniquePLM™ V6.1 to further improve collaboration along the supply chain and accelerate time to market.
YuniquePLM is web-based product lifecycle management software that helps the fashion and apparel industries communicate effectively, accelerate workflows and eliminate errors. YuniquePLM V6.1 generates and exports user-created product and line report views, and increases functionality within the 3D file support module. YuniquePLM V6.1 is an enhancement of its 6.0 version, introduced last fall.
“Brands and retailers are facing continuous challenges to speed their time to market and improve margins, while collaborating effectively within the supply chain,” said Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, Enterprise SW Solutions. “YuniquePLM V6.1 assists customers to meet the accelerated pace of today’s fast fashion environment. We have added data management, file sharing and reporting enhancements to this latest YuniquePLM product, based on the input of our customers,” he added.
In addition to reporting and 3D file support upgrades, YuniquePLM V6.1 incorporates more than 50 user interface enhancements. “These enhancements were designed to further facilitate the connection between the design and production teams of apparel manufacturers with their supply chain, for time- and cost-efficient production flow,” Brewster said. YuniquePLM V6.1 is designed for businesses of all sizes to accelerate time to market, reduce lead time and improve margins.
Among the features of YuniquePLM V6.1:
- User-generated report views – allowing users to create their own unique product views based on selected images, data and fields, and then export the data for sharing and collaboration with other members of the company’s design, production and management staff, as well as with external partners and vendors.
- 3D sample/style support modules – compatible with 3D printing technology and advanced CAD development software, the V6.1 software allow users to view, spin, zoom and pan 3D CAD files within a garment style and sample, and annotate the files with comments. This includes support for the recently released AccuMark® 3D files. The files are stored in one location and are accessible either internally or through the YuniquePLM srmOn vendor portals.
- Interface enhancements – V6.1 features a range of enhancements and improvements, including advanced saved search capabilities, increased flexibility in the creation of color/swatches, enhanced measurement functionality and innovative administration controls.
“YuniquePLM V6.1 is about ease in designing using 3D, and then leveraging those digital assets throughout the value chain,” said Brewster.
About Gerber Technology: For nearly 50 years, Gerber Technology has been the world leader in providing integrated solutions to help its customers automate and more effectively manage product design and manufacturing processes in the apparel and industrial marketplaces. The company serves 25,000 customers, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies, in the aerospace, apparel, retail, composites, packaging, furniture, technical textiles and transportation interiors industries in 130 countries.
Based in Connecticut, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector that manages more than $2 billion of equity capital.