NGC Takes Compliance to a New Level

— May 17, 2009

NGC (New Generation Computing) has released the company's e-PLM and e-SPS software, the most comprehensive solution encompassing the entire product lifecycle for fashion, apparel, footwear and retail.

Highlights of e-PLM 2009 and e-SPS 2009 include NGC's CPSIA Compliance module, the industry's first solution for managing CPSIA testing, as well as integrated support for the 10+2 Importer Security Filing (ISF) requirements. e-PLM 2009 and e-SPS 2009 also improve collaboration by further enhancing NGC's best-in-class web capabilities, making it easier than ever to share work throughout the global supply chain.

Simplified management of CPSIA and 10+2 requirements
With its latest releases, NGC makes compliance and testing management an integral part of its software, delivering more extensive compliance capabilities than any other PLM or global sourcing solution provider.

NGC's CPSIA Compliance software is available as an optional module for e-PLM and e-SPS or as a standalone product. It allows retailers and manufacturers to easily manage the process of requesting, tracking, approving and sending the General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) and Certificate of Compliance (COC) documents that are mandated by the CPSIA. NGC's software also allows companies to manage the dozens of third-party lab tests that are required for apparel design and production.

Support for 10+2 requirements, formally known as the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, is incorporated throughout e-PLM and e-SPS 2009. Companies can collect, maintain and manage information needed for 10+2 ISF filings; electronically share the 10+2 information with the agent that is filing the ISF; issue alerts throughout the supply chain regarding 10+2 records; and notify import managers with the 10+2 details of each shipment.

Enhanced web capabilities, new options for Quality Control
NGC makes it easier than ever to work from remote offices through a number of new web-enabled features, including the ability to now do full style builds on the web in e-PLM 2009. e-PLM also includes enhancements to the fit, spec and sampling process to allow multiple sizes and size classes per sampling; the ability to maintain color and grade rule tables as well as label and packing instructions over the web; and enhancements to the measurement and spec pages to allow comments and overrides on POMs. Additional remote capabilities include purchase order entry on the web in e-SPS, giving users in overseas offices the ability to enter POs for factories.

Supply chain quality continues as a central focus in NGC's latest software release. e-SPS 2009 include new options for the Quality module, giving users more flexibility in managing remote inspections and ranking factories for Quality control.

NGC is excited about the 2009 releases of e-PLM and e-SPS, which include the industry's most advanced solutions for compliance management and a host of other important features,said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. "Once again NGC takes the lead in providing real answers to some of today's most important challenges for apparel brands and retailers, and we look forward to helping our customers put these new solutions to work."

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