Chasing Fireflies® Migrates to YuniquePLM™ In The Cloud
Children’s Lifestyle Brand Maintains Consistency, Visibility and Efficiency with YuniquePLM
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces that Chasing Fireflies®, a leading children’s and family lifestyle brand, has deployed the cloud-based version of YuniquePLM™. Chasing Fireflies offers clothing, costumes, toys, artwork and other items through its direct-to-consumer catalog and online business.
Chasing Fireflies has been using YuniquePLM to manage product development and information for the creation of its proprietary children’s costumes and apparel. Previously, Excel was used to manage styles, and spreadsheets were conveyed to manufacturing partners for sample and final production. With YuniquePLM, techpacks are sent to the manufacturer with everything they need to know, through the simple press of a button.
YuniquePLM was selected for its ability to maintain consistent data integrity throughout the product management lifecycle; individuals are notified when changes are made, and the entire wealth of specification files can be found in one location. Designers at Chasing Fireflies manage sketches with the YuniquePLM Design Suite, allowing users to create, access and modify styles, color palettes, images and more directly to PLM without ever leaving Adobe Illustrator®.
“We look forward to expanding our use of YuniquePLM through its cloud installation,” said Bill Wenzel, business solutions manager at Chasing Fireflies. "YuniquePLM In The Cloud provides all the business benefits of YuniquePLM, but with the added infrastructure benefits of cloud technology. Our suppliers will be able to access YuniquePLM for development collaboration and all the information they need, and our merchandizing, development and sourcing teams can access information wherever they are."
Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager of Enterprise SW Solutions, said, “We are very excited to work with Chasing Fireflies through their implementation of our YuniquePLM In The Cloud solution. By leveraging YuniquePLM In The Cloud, businesses of all sizes can benefit from increased scalability and performance with colleagues and partners around the world.”
About Chasing Fireflies: Founded in Seattle in 2006, Chasing Fireflies is a high-end children’s boutique that sells online and through catalogs. In 2012, the company was acquired by HSN, Inc. through its segment, Cornerstone Brands, which sells home and apparel brands. Chasing Fireflies offers costumes, personalized apparel and traditional garments such as shirts, pants and swimwear for boys and girls. Visit www.chasing-fireflies.com for more information.
About Gerber Technology: Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. The company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.
Based in Connecticut in the USA, Gerber Technology is owned by Vector Capital, a San Francisco-based, global private equity firm specializing in the technology sector and managing more than $2 billion of equity capital.
Julie Pompa, APR