Adorn Fashions Leverages PLM for Accountability and Visibility

Casual sportswear company selects Gerber Technology’s out-of-the-box YuniquePLM software as a result of post-sales relationship


New YorkDec. 4, 2013—After evaluating several solutions, Adorn Fashions, a fast-growing brand of casual sportswear for the petite, miss and plus-size markets, chose Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM software as a result of the Yunique team’s attention to the post-sales relationship.

According to Ricky Zinn, vice president and COO of Adorn Fashions, “We noticed that, as we grew, complexity increased: We spent more time looking and less time doing. Our previous method of storing separate Excel and Adobe Illustrator files in a repository is time-consuming to organize, prone to errors and lacks accountability. In addition, searching within the repository favors one operating system over the other—furthering confusion. With Yunique Solutions’ out-of-the-box configuration, we were able to move through the first implementation phase as quickly as we have.”  

After Adorn Fashion’s early experiences searching for a product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions provider, the company had strict requirements in selecting a solution. “We believed that, by going with a one-stop-shop that combined both PLM and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, we could save time and money; however, we found the opposite to be true,” noted Zinn. “If a provider does not specialize in either of the platforms, the entire solution can be crippled. With YuniquePLM, you have PLM experts who understand and have experienced, first hand, the challenges faced by tech, design, costing and production teams.”

“Many companies focus on the benefits of their solution without putting enough effort into realizing the client’s goals,” said Bill Brewster, vice president of global sales and marketing for Gerber’s Yunique Solutions business. “PLM is a combination of technology, people and process—and all three components are absolutely crucial for successful implementation. We have worked alongside the team at Adorn Fashions from day one because a superior post-sale relationship is the foundation of the YuniquePLM solution.”  

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