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6th November 2017, Tolland, CT

Gerber announces major software enhancements

Digitalisation is underway and at the annual ideation fashion technology conference Gerber Technology announced major advancements among its software product lines to help make it easier for its customers to adopt technology and achieve optimisation through improvements in their digital workflow.

The announcements include several new advancements to the AccuMark family of products and a planned launch of YuniquePLM 8.0 coming in 2018. “We continue to be focused on making our products easy to try, buy and most importantly easy to use for customers of all sizes,” said Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software Solutions Group.

Gerber Technology’s stand at Techtextil, which took place in Frankfurt, in May. © Innovation in Textiles

“The world’s leading brands are relying on us to help them through their digital transformation and we are really excited to be introducing so many major product enhancements to AccuMark and YuniquePLM to support our customers.”

Software advancements

AccuMark Cloud offers all the features of AccuMark, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, markermaking and production planning software, with the benefits of cloud computing.

AccuMark Creator leverages core functionality of the YuniquePLM product in the form of simple AccuMark add-on modules beginning with Virtual Sample Management, allowing AccuMark users easier and more efficient collaboration with internal and external partners.

Another announcement is the 3D Partnership with Avametric. “We are partnering with Avametric on an advanced 3D simulation engine that powers our 3D product, integrates into AccuMark 2D and gives our users the most realistic representation of fabric properties to create digital samples, saving companies up to 50% of time and associated cost. The Avametric partnership also expands our 3D offer to cover the complete apparel value chain from retail/consumer all the way through design, development and production,” the company explains.

YuniquePLM 8.0 is the latest in easy-to-use, cloud-based PLM with a new modern look, more intuitive functionality and equipped with a self-guided tutorial for easier training and adoption.

Demonstrations

At ideation 2017, customers had a chance to demo and preview upcoming product releases in Gerber’s Interactive Studio, a space were Gerber customers can interact with Gerber products and those of the company’s technology partners simulating the entire workflow of a garment. Technology partners taking part in ideation and the Interactive Studio included A&E, Kornit Digital, Pointcarre, Singletree Technologies, Softwear Automation, Texbase, Vizoo, and Xrite. 

“These product innovations are a direct result of customer input and feedback and are available for demonstrations,” said Mr Newbury. “Gaining insight from our customers is imperative to our product research and development process. Furthermore, our innovation is focused on how we enable our customers’ digital transformation, so they can be agile and competitive in today’s e-commerce and internet driven markets.”

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