Nokona Selects Zweave for PLM


New York, NY -- September 20th, 2007 -- Zweave, Inc., the leader in On-demand

Design Automation solutions for product development organizations today announced that

The Nokona Baseball Factory, the premier brand for American Made baseball gloves has

selected Zdesign On-demand as it's PLM platform to support growth as it develops a lifestyle

brand in sporting equipment and apparel. Nokona has subscribed to Zdesign On-demand's

integrated product suite for trend, material, color, fit, design, sourcing, sampling, costing

and production management.

"Zweave's software supports the management of product information for organizations with

complex portfolios" said Jerry O'Connor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, of The

Nokona Baseball Factory. "We need a PLM product that supports our distributed teams,

manages our brand and private label activities and ties all of this to our marketing

programs," says O'Connor. "In evaluating PLM software vendors to partner with our

selection criteria included three key objectives: a scalable, flexible product that would take

less then six months to implement, templates and processes that support apparel and

equipment items and a truly collaborative platform where our vendors, suppliers and

customers can easily participate in the product management lifecycle. Zdesign, Zweave's

on-demand solution addresses these needs and we are excited that we can support our

growth with best practices and a strong PLM foundation."

"Nokona is a premier brand and will become an even greater player in the sporting goods

category in the near future" says Gail Goldberg Snyder, Zweave's Vice President of Business

Development." "Our approach to PLM allows our clients to deploy rapidly with a phased

approach at a cost they can't beat. Companies whose core competency is product

development, marketing and distribution do not have to become technologists to implement

PLM and spend enormous amounts of their budget, resources and time on implementing our

software or buying licenses and hardware" says Goldberg-Snyder. "We believe the market

wants what they need, how they need it, when they need it. On-demand PLM delivers this

and more."

"Zdesign on-demand addresses the top five product development challenges of product

development organizations: Easy to use and affordable software; Outsourced or in-house

Hosting and Services; collaboration and accountability between merchandising, design, and

sourcing activities; cost reduction of product development activities; and reduced product

development cycle times," says David Buck, Zweave's Chief Executive Officer. "As we

support Nokona and its extended development team we will change the way they work and

give them efficiencies that have only been available to the largest players in the industry."

About The Nokona Baseball Factory

The Nokona Baseball Factory was founded in 1926 and made its first ball glove in 1934.

The company has continued the tradition of handmade, American-made baseball gloves and

to this day represents the last bastion of baseball glove manufacturing in the United States.

As part of its mission statement, Nokona is committed to help promote the game of baseball

around the world and in fulfilling its mission was the lead sponsor to the Israel Baseball

League. The Nokona glove is used by countless professional athletes around the world. For

more information visit:

About Zweave

Zweave, Inc. is a leader in on-demand Design Automation Software, serving the needs of federal and

consumer product development organizations. For the thousands of people working in organizations that

design, source and manufacture clothing, footwear, equipment, textiles and consumer products,

Zweave's software solutions make it as easy as possible to share and manage product development

information anywhere, anytime. For more information visit

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