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
"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: http://www.nokona.com.
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 visithttp://zweave.com.