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2009 Apparel Tech Conference

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Gerber Technology develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, product data management (PDM) solutions and CAD/CAM automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. The company offers these specialized solutions to a variety of markets including apparel, aerospace, composites, furniture, industrial fabrics and transportation interiors. These solutions automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production and production processes. Gerber Technology's world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 126 countries serving more than 22,000.  
 
Teeger Schiller Inc. specializes in systems selection, implementation management, change management, systems consulting, system improvement, and logistics flow improvement, for the manufacturing, importing, wholesale distribution, and retail industries. Teeger Schiller advises and works with our clients to ensure that companies achieve their goals. Additional information can be found at www.teegerschiller.com
Lawson serves 350 apparel, footwear, home textiles and accessories organizations around the world. We offer Product Lifesycle Management to support product design and Enterprise Resource Planning to handle your sourcing and distribution.  We also have manufacturing and retail assortment and replenishment planning solutions.

Why do fashion companies select Lawson? Because simpler is better.  
 
Centric Software is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sourcing solutions for fashion, consumer goods, and private label products industries. Centric solutions enable companies to speed new products to market, drive margin improvement, and improve global collaboration and compliance. Designed specifically to meet the needs of consumer goods industries, Centric enables teams and partners to improve global collaboration, execution, and business performance.
 
Simparel delivers the most flexible and affordable ERP solution available today. Scalable and customizable for ever-evolving industries, the Simparel solution is optimized for change. Whether your business involves apparel, fashion, home fashions, toys, or other industries where efficient global supply chain management is crucial, Simparel's ERP solution can help you.   
 
Dassault Systemes, a global leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, enables top Apparel and Footwear brands to speed products to market by solving their most challenging new product development problems with collaborative, transparent and unified solutions. Through the ENOVIA Apparel Accelerator for Design and Development and Apparel Accelerator for Sourcing and Production, Dassault Systemes provide true visibility into the entire global supply chain from initial design through sourcing and manufacturing to retail.  Dassault Systemes is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts and has locations throughout the world. www.enovia.com 
 
For over 27 years, NGC has provided best-in-class PLM, global sourcing and ERP software solutions for the apparel, footwear and retail industries. NGC solutions deliver fast, proven ROI for the industry's leading brands and retailers, providing real-time visibility, faster speed to market, and enhanced quality control throughout the product lifecycle. NGC received the highest possible ranking in a leading analyst firm's 2009 and 2008 reports on PLM for apparel and footwear.
 
Walter Wilhelm Associates LLC (WWA) is a unique consulting organization comprised of experienced "hands-on" industry executives and managers. The company is focused on "front-end" solutions; streamlining client's processes from concept to line adoption with an emphasis on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) evaluations and implementations.  WWA also provides expertise in speed-to-market analysis and initiatives and establishing global positioning strategies.  With high level contacts throughout the apparel and retail sectors, WWA also offers industry specific executive search.
 
Supporting over 120 of the best-known international fashion houses, CSC is a $17 billion global IT services company with 90,000 employees and 50 years experience delivering technology-driven solutions. Providing Consulting, Outsourcing and Technology solutions, we are recognized worldwide for successfully supporting complex IT programs delivering on our client commitments. 
 
ecVision provides software solutions for private brands that enable collaboration and visibility with their supply network.
ecVision XpressCommerce is a configurable, web-based solution for private label owners and manufacturers to facilitate better relationships with trading partners through standardized documents and process flow from product concept to receipt.
BlueCherry by CGS
For 25 years, CGS has enabled its 3,500 customers worldwide to drive breakthrough performance through technology. Developed and supported by CGS, the BlueCherry suite of software applications comprises best-of-breed ERP, PLM, BI, SCM and WMS capabilities, making it the de facto choice by more apparel, footwear and accessories companies than any other suite of business solutions. Built from the ground up on Microsoft's .Net framework, BlueCherry applications drive the shortest payback and highest ROI.
 
[TC]2 provides a range of solutions for the global soft goods industry specializing in technology development and supply chain improvement. Its initiatives include the broad investigation and demonstration of advanced technologies; education, training and consulting for brands, retailers, manufacturers, and suppliers. It is well known for its ability to strategically and tactically align business practices; to implement 3D body scanning and related fit/shape analysis methodologies, and to help companies streamline operations to reduce non-value added activities and processes.
 
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Lectra, the #1 technology provider to the fashion industry offers a wide range of software, automated cutting systems and high value-added services covering the entire value chain, from design through manufacturing to retailing. Lectra Fashion PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), specifically designed for fashion companies, integrates process optimization with collections lifecycle management and includes modules for line planning, creative collection development, product data management, product engineering, and workflow management. Lectra Kaledo Collection, which shares a common database platform within PLM, encourages artistic creativity while structuring the collection creation process and facilitating the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment.  Lectra Kaledo Textile is a suite of software for the textile designing processes of Print, Knit and Weave that further facilitates the exchange of information internal and external to the design environment. Lectra serves over 20,000 customers in more than 100 countries.  For more information, please visit www.lectra.com

Visual 2000 International is a niche solution provider that is fashion-market-focused. As such we offer deeper functionality that is specific to the Apparel and Footwear (AFA) market. Our in depth knowledge of the AFA market is reflected in the details each option of our Visual PLM.net software offers. These embedded functionalities are focused on the challenges of global Product Development, global order management and global sourcing. Visual PLM.net enforces the processes necessary for a successful product design and development.

Visual PLM.net solutions operate at an internet-scale enabling individuals, organizations and web services to communicate and transact in a manner that is simple, secure, and open. With current barriers to data exchange removed, users and online organizations will finally have the ability to engage in Product Development interactions, Product Life Cycle Management and Supply chain Management in one seamless and secure platform. 
 
Polygon Software's end-to-end apparel solutions enable manufacturers, brands and importers to rapidly deploy PLM, ERP, and CAD/CAM solutions easily customized for user requirements.  Having received Gartner's coveted ''Strong Positive'' rating for the last two years, our solutions are recognized for their outstanding function, low-cost rapid implementation and professional customer support. www.polypm.com
 
With eighteen years in the industry, OptiTex is the leading developer of 2D & 3D solutions for the textile, industrial fabrics, apparel, upholstery, transportation, composites, homes furnishings and other sewn products.
OptiTex is making its mark on the global textile industry by providing digital software solutions for state-of-the-art pattern design, runway simulation and optimization of processes.
OptiTex products are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs. OptiTex's Fashion Design Software solutions are currently available in 20 languages. 
 
Fashionware Technologies offers small and medium size apparel, footwear and soft goods companies a powerful on-demand software solution Fashionshare, for sharing and exchanging product development information. Fashionshare is a user friendly web application that is simple to set up and allows executives and their teams to access product details from a single source of information anytime and anywhere. With Fashionshare you can create storyboards, line development calendars, line sheets, fabric and trim cards and product specification packages to share across your business, brands and global supply chain.
 
Porini USA, selected partner by Microsoft for the Apparel industry is the organization behind the Apparel and Textile Solution for Microsoft Dynamics AX. With 40 years in the global arena of apparel and textile technology, its commitment to remaining on track as the world leader in software solutions for this vertical is confirmed with the backing of the largest global technology leader, Microsoft.  Solutions include, Collaborative Supply Chain Management, Product Development, Collaboration Management, ERP,  Sourcing and Manufacturing Solutions through Distribution.
 
Located on Fashion Avenue in New York City since 1997, Sky IT Group has focused on providing business intelligence solutions to the apparel manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries.  In addition to providing enterprise reporting framework for many companies within the industry, Sky IT Group has developed, "SKYPAD", a web based Software as a Services (SaaS) or in-house dashboard reporting solution. This hosted service integrates supplier's data (orders, shipments, returns etc.) with retailer's reported sales data (via EDI 852 or any other format). The views provided, enables suppliers to the retail industry with the insight and into their product sales performance at the retailer/store/SKU level.  "SkyPAD"  SaaS does not require hardware/software purchase, integrates seamlessly with any supplier ERP system, able to receive EDI data from all major retailers, very is easy to use and provides the information sales and merchandisers require to take action based on facts so ensure ROI.

For more information, please visit www.skyitgroup.com.
 
Reinvention is what keeps America great... and reinventing is just what we are doing at ABS. Let us show you how to reinvent your company to become bigger, better, and even more successful. NO ONE has provided solutions for the Apparel, Footwear and Sewn Products Industry as long as Apparel Business Systems has. But times have changed and so has ABS software. The new ABS Affinity product suite is built on the fastest growing ERP solution in the world, Microsoft Dynamics AX, offering all the integrated tools a company needs today to be successful. We'll show you what acronyms like PLM, BI, EDI, WMS, CRM, LEAN, B2B and VMI can really do for your company.

ABS Affinity is the business software that will be the foundation of your business today and for the next generation.

Yunique Solutions is a leading developer of product lifecycle management (PLM) and supplier relationship management (SRM) for the fashion industry. We are a U.S.-based supplier doing business globally, having partnerships with Microsoft and FIT and are considered the PLM innovator for apparel and retail firms. Our products are 100% browser-based, user friendly, and Mac & PC supported. We were the highest rated PLM supplier among exclusive PLM providers in Apparel Magazine's Scorecard Survey the last two years.

Momentis provides world-class software solutions to apparel and softgoods wholesalers, manufacturers and self-sourcing retailers.  Developed using the latest Microsoft® technologies, the Momentis Fashion System (MFS) is a fully integrated web-based application that offers an end-to-end enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), global sourcing, warehouse management/distribution and EDI solution with Critical Path Management and Alerts built in.  Momentis has more than 30 years of industry experience and services more than 150 clients worldwide.