Zweave’s Fast-Forward™ methodology maximizes Avalanche’s ROI because of rapid deployment of the industry’s best PLM solution

(BOSTON, Jan 20, 2014) Zweave, Inc.  has sold and delivered PTC’s FlexPLM solution to Avalanche Outdoor Apparel Co, a family owned and operated outdoor apparel company in historic Salem, Massachusetts known for quality and value in the outdoor apparel industry. Zweave is a leading IT solutions company who specializes in selling and delivering Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to the Retail, Footwear, Apparel and Consumer Products industries. Zweave is the only Value Added Reseller (VAR) for PTC FlexPLM and is focused on the Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMB) segment.

Zweave has developed a new, streamlined PLM implementation methodology called Fast-Forward™, which implements PTC Windchill FlexPLM in mid-market companies in the retail and consumer products manufacturing markets.  The Fast-Forward methodology delivers rapid results by focusing on best practices and aligning future-state processes with leading PLM software capabilities.  Fast-Forward includes deliverable templates, which represent Zweave and PTC best practices derived from more than a decade of experience delivering PLM solutions to the largest retailers and consumer products manufacturers.

avalanche wear apparel manufacturerTalia Petrucci, VP of Design & Development, Avalanche Outdoor Apparel Co., said, “”We are excited to surpass our homegrown systems and purchase PTC FlexPLM from Zweave to streamline our data sources to deliver more accurate product information, as well as scale our growth. PLM is becoming necessary to compete in todays fast pace environment, but deciding whether or not to adopt PLM has been a challenge for us due to a reputation for being difficult to implement, having high cost, and requiring a lot of resources to maintain. Our doubts disappeared when Zweave designed and introduced an amazing new method which included a quick implementation process that had our company up and running on PLM in less than 2 months with no disruption to our operations. Zweave was able to eliminate the barriers that would normally cause delay in adoption and offered us a leading PLM system that was quickly and easily deployed.  We now have increased productivity, efficiency and a better overall design process.”

David Buck, Chief Executive Officer of Zweave, said, “We are proud to work with PTC to provide Windchill FlexPLM to smaller businesses in the retail, footwear, and apparel industry. For the Avalanche implementation, we incorporated best practices, unique methodologies and tools to rapidly implement FlexPLM in 6 weeks.  This approach is dramatically faster than a typical PLM implementation schedule. By using our Fast-Forward methodology, we reduced the deployment time significantly, and we can now offer the lowest cost to implement PLM in the consumer products industry. Our approach now enables small to medium sized businesses to adopt the same PLM solution used by the industry leaders.  Fast-Forward has revolutionized the way PLM is deployed.”

About Zweave

Zweave has been providing expert PLM related services since 2002 to organizations in the Retail, Apparel, Footwear, Consumer Products and safety apparel industries.  Zweave has developed deep domain experience across a range of strategic, process, and implementation services for these industries.  Zweave helps companies implement PLM systems that streamline their product design to delivery process and leverage industry best-practice methods.  For the past decade, Zweave has worked with the largest organizations to use PLM to maintain their dominant position in the market.   Zweave now offers PLM products and services methodologies to enable much smaller companies use PLM to increase their competitiveness and reduce the cost and time to market.  Get more information by downloading the whitepaper titled “The 15 Reasons for Choosing Zweave for your PLM Project

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