Byer California Picks PLM Tool for Design Productivity
Apparel company Byer California has implemented NGC Software’s PLM platform. The goal is to improve workflow and standardized product development, providing visibility and control from concept to delivery.
Prior to implementing NGC’s PLM solution, Byer California used a legacy PDM application to create spec packages. Although the immediate need was to replace the legacy application, the company took the opportunity to broaden the scope to include other product development areas, such as design, preproduction and production.
“After extensively reviewing other PLM software providers, we selected NGC Software because of its long history working with manufacturers and clear understanding of [our] needs,” said Nadine Manfredi, Byer California's director of strategy and solutions. “The user interface was clean and easy to use, and NGC offered it in a way that wasn’t overly complicated, allowing us to easily support the technology internally.”
Byer California has completed the first two phases of a four-phase implementation on schedule. The transition period from the old legacy system to the adoption of NGC’s PLM was immediate, as users moved to the streamlined, standardized processes. “The NGC customer support team was instrumental in helping implement and adapt the software to fit our processes,” said Manfredi.
Byer California has already seen important benefits from NGC’s PLM, including better visibility to information, improved workflow, enhanced data accuracy, consistency of document format and process standardization. As more staff transition to PLM, the company expects to realize even more benefits.