Centric Software and Vizoo Integration Establishes 3D Materials Hub
June 21, 2023
Centric Software®, the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader, and Vizoo, the material scanning and digitization innovator, have announced a strategic partnership. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source, price and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, consumer electronics, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.
Based in Germany and operating globally, Vizoo is the market leader in material scanning and digitization solutions for fashion, furniture and automotive purposes. Vizoo provides technology, know-how and support for material digitization and digital processes, and is the number one solution for scanning materials such as fabrics, leathers and other textiles in the apparel industry.
”Our team in China creates digital materials and can now use the Vizoo connector to upload them directly to Centric PLM. This streamlines the process from the creation of material samples to a digital representation in Centric, facilitating greater collaboration across teams with our factory and saving time and resources.Aaron HellicksonTechnology Enablement Manager - Keen Footwear
Vizoo and Centric Software are integrating digital materials more deeply into the product lifecycle by connecting Vizoo’s solutions directly with Centric PLM™. Designers and product developers can now scan materials from Vizoo, with this information syncing directly into the Centric PLM materials library. 3D asset visuals and data are automatically updated in the Centric platform and, by extension, into all applicable Centric Software solutions such as Visual Boards.
“Together, we have built a seamless connection between Vizoo and Centric solutions,” says Ron Watson, EVP Products, CSO at Centric Software. “Vizoo’s groundbreaking material digitization technology is a solution of choice for our customers in apparel and other soft goods products, and we are delighted to partner with Vizoo to transform how customers work with digital materials. Centric PLM integrates easily with other platforms, enabling teams to work in their familiar solution environment, like Vizoo, while interacting directly with product information in Centric PLM. This integration reinforces Centric PLM’s position as the hub for 3D assets and further streamlines the product concept-to-launch process.”
“As the market leader in material digitization solutions, connectivity is very important to us,” says Martin Semsch, CEO at Vizoo GmbH. “Our integration with Centric PLM allows users to easily transfer digital assets throughout the design and development organization as well as the supply chain.”
Customers who use both Centric PLM and Vizoo solutions are already working with the connector to revolutionize everyday design, sourcing and product development processes.
“Our team in China creates digital materials and can now use the Vizoo connector to upload them directly to Centric PLM,” explains Aaron Hellickson, Technology Enablement Manager at KEEN. “This streamlines the process from the creation of material samples to a digital representation in Centric, facilitating greater collaboration across teams with our factory and saving time and resources.”
“Vizoo is at the cutting edge of materials digitization,” says Fabrice Canonge, President of Centric Software. “At Centric, we pursue a 3D agnostic strategy and partner with best-of-breed solution providers to enrich user experience and enhance overall solution capabilities. By closely integrating Vizoo 3D assets and workflows into the Centric platform, it is faster, easier and more efficient for our customers to leverage digital materials in Centric PLM, further streamlining product go-to-market while also reducing overall costs and environmental impact.”