The next 12 months are shaping up to be the “Year of 3D Product Development” among apparel enterprises. Companies hope that PLM in general, and 3D in particular, will deliver their most sought-after benefits: faster time-to-market, lower product costs, and shorter product development time. PLM software vendors see a chance to disrupt the software market by offering differentiated 3D functionality ahead of their competition. First, though, the industry must recognize PLM as an end-to-end business discipline worthy of advanced strategic thinking and technology investments.
by Janet Suleski and Lucie Draper, Gartner