Infor, a provider of enterprise softwares has released version 4.7 of Infor PLM Runtime, its product lifecycle management software for manufacturers in the apparel and footwear industries.
According to the company, the new version of PLM Runtime has standard integration capability with client-side Microsoft Outlook to enable a collaborative design environment across the supply chain without heavy IT overhead.
The company has said that PLM Runtime’s integration with Outlook mail improves an apparel and footwear manufacturer’s ability to design new products and collaborate with suppliers by allowing users to share drawings and style information via e-mail from the product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Suppliers and partners are able to review the information, make changes and respond to the original user, who can reconcile the changes in PLM Runtime.
Additional enhancements in PLM Runtime version 4.7 include improved usability and functionality. The software has increased color capabilities to help in the design of products with multiple color schemes, and provide users of the system with tree menus which simplify the location process for multiple articles, added Infor.
Rory Granros, director of solution marketing and process industries at Infor, said: The enhancements to PLM Runtime enable apparel and footwear manufacturers of all sizes to collaborate with suppliers in the product design process so that they can keep up with the speed of fashion, while keeping IT costs low, which is especially crucial in a down economy.