Klim USA Selects Centric for PLM, Sourcing

Klim USA, a maker of advanced technical riding gear for the aggressive off-road dirt bike and snowmobile rider, has purchased Centric Software's PLM and sourcing system, Centric 8.

Klim will use the product sourcing, calendar management and other modules of the Centric 8 system to improve the efficiency and speed of its sample development process, according to Blake Summers, director of information technology at Klim USA.

"Even in this tough environment, Klim USA continues to grow due to our reputation for high quality, technically innovative products," says Summers.

The company's emphasis on quality means that nothing goes into production without final sample approval by Klim staff on site at the supplier's location, Summers explains. With supplier/partners in Canada, Sweden and Asia, enhanced collaboration enabled by Centric sample management capabilities will eliminate errors and time-consuming, back-and-forth communications, improve overall accuracy and speed processes between Klim and its partners.

"Centric will enable Klim USA to maintain our high quality standards while reducing costs and bringing products to market more quickly," said Summers, adding that Klim USA evaluated 10 PLM solutions before selecting Centric for its ease of use, rapid deployment and flexible pricing models, among other considerations. "

"Centric's richness of functionality, including the calendar management capability, represented far better value than other systems priced significantly higher. And Centric's domain expertise and business-ready solutions will meet our needs now, and enable them to partner with us as we move to the next level."
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