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  Lectra Launches New Generation of Lectra Fashion PLM

Textile World 20/01/2009

Lectra an integrated technology solutions provider for fashion and soft goods applications has created a new generation of its Lectra Fashion product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Lectra Fashion PLM V1R5 offers increased functionality and user friendliness, according to the company.

The enhanced Workflow Management application allows managers to make better-informed decisions and gives them control over the development process with workflow alerts reflecting the priority of products, collections or groups, offering an overview of the process with related risks. Work schedules may be viewed at any time with a new feature in timetable management, and key milestones may be updated to reflect real time progress. These schedule updates will recalculate deadlines that may be affected down the line. Work may be assigned to specific departments based on the time available to avoid slowdowns in the development cycle. The software also can analyze the level of performance of each part of the process to optimize future development schedules for collections.

New functionalities include a new tool for managing grading rules, which makes it easier to create measurement tables; an advanced search option that allows the user to search for specific articles at the SKU level; a to-do list, which helps users create and prioritize a pending tasks list; and an expanded range of report templates for such details as fit, colors, technical specifications and product process updates