e-PDM Developed in Response to Unfulfilled Needs in the Marketplace
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2004 - New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC) today announced at the National Retail Federation`s Annual Conference & Expo that in the first quarter of 2004 it will release its new e-PDM - Internet Product Development Manager.
e-PDM will expand upon traditional product data management software and bring design, merchandising, product development, sourcing, and manufacturing professionals advanced tools needed to accelerate speed and to manage the entire apparel and consumer product lifecycle. Companies that make or source products will be able to collaboratively develop products quickly and efficiently with e-PDM. e-PDM will be offered as a standalone product or can be a tightly integrated component of the widely used NGC global sourcing suite, e-SPS. As a standalone product, e-PDM delivers a high performance specification pack creation and event management system. Coupled with the 11 other e-SPS modules, it provides the most comprehensive product lifecycle and sourcing tool in the industry.
"Manufacturers, retailers, brand managers and others with unfulfilled PDM requirements called on us to develop a data management and collaboration tool that members of their product design and development teams can easily implement and use," said Alan Brooks, president of New Generation Computing. "Furthermore, they emphasized the importance of being able to harness the power of e-SPS across all departments of their organizations - from design to sourcing - to enable them to deliver finished products on time, on budget and with the highest level of quality. Our release of e-PDM represents a significant technological advancement in the global apparel and sewn-products industry."
NGC`s e-PDM will be available as a standalone product development solution or as one of the 12 integrated modules that comprise e-SPS. The other e-SPS modules are e-Product Development, e-RFQ`s & Bids, e-Pre Production, e-Production Tracking, e-Quality, e-Collaboration, e-Pack, e-Shipment Tracking, e-Exceptions, Executive Dashboard, and Event Tracking and Management System. Current e-SPS users include VF Corporation, Kellwood Company, Wilsons Leather, Dick`s Sporting Goods and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.
About New Generation Computing
New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC) is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for retailers, importers, apparel manufacturers, brand managers, and other businesses in the consumer products industry. The company`s products include e-SPS; EZ-Ship, a labeling, scan/pack and shipping system; FFS, raw material management that tracks fabric commitments until products reach the distribution center; TPM, a shop-floor control and manufacturing execution system; and AMAS, a specialized apparel business control, accounting, import management and MRP system with specialized modules for screen printing and embroidery; and Full Package.
Headquartered in Miami, NGC has sales offices worldwide and more than 500 clients, including VF Corporation, Dick`s Sporting Goods Inc., Wilsons Leather, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., Kellwood Company, Hugo Boss, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Russell Corp., Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Haggar Clothing Company, Maidenform Inc. and William Carter Co. For more information, call NGC at (305) 556-9122, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
NGC is located at booth No. 614 at the National Retail Federation`s Annual Conference & Expo
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