Announcing Made for You Suite of Modules

Across all business sectors, companies around the globe are making the move to digital. Digital Transformation is the process of leveraging the deployment of new digital technologies and the integration of mission-critical data resulting in fundamental changes in how organizations operate. Nowhere is this more important than in the fashion, apparel, textile, and footwear industries.

Announcing DeSL Made for You! A series of specialized standalone or fully integrated modules aligning with today’s digital transformation business strategy. DeSL knows one-size-fits-all isn’t a realistic approach to running a business, that is why Made for You was created to accommodate the demands of businesses of all sizes, SMB to enterprise.

DeSL’s software is rooted in creating solutions for all stages through the supply chain process. Made for You is geared to focus on specific pain points brands encounter every day. Each module prioritizes key steps in the business and is designed to collectively align with the brand’s digital ecosystem initiatives. Every module seamlessly integrates into DeSL’s solutions or existing third party software.

DeSL’s Made for You platform covers all key business processes starting at product concept and reaching right through to final sale and delivery, providing a complete cloud-based digital ecosystem. To learn more about our Made for You, click here or request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Weartek Streamlines Workflow with DeSL PLM

Weartek

DeSL is pleased to announce its Small-Medium Business (SMB) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) partnership with Weartek PTY Ltd. Founded in 2016, Weartek works closely with clients to create high-quality, customizable, industry-specific uniforms and apparel. With heavy focus on practical design and customization, Weartek needed a software solution to optimize each step of the process.

PLM isn’t just for large corporations, this is why DeSL created a subscription-based SMB PLM. DeSL recognizes the success SMBs could obtain with a cloud-based PLM to track and manage the supply chain. The web-based communication hub eliminates excel and email, gives teams complete access to all product and sourcing information, and allows for easy collaboration with vendors.

“At Weartek, we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate performance workwear and have invested a great deal of time and energy into collaborating with a supply chain that echoes our vision. However, as a small business, managing the demands of the marketplace, frequently changing industries and a global supply chain can be quite a juggle,” explains Nick Pearce, Director of Weartek. “We’re excited to be working with DeSL’s SMB PLM to streamline our workflows so that our resources can be better spent designing and innovating exciting new products and materials. By utilizing DeSL’s cloud-based software, we’re able to access everything we need to continue to scale our business, from anywhere in the world.”

DeSL embraces partnerships with SMB clients by providing a scalable PLM solution to support rapid growth for companies such as Weartek, giving SMBs confidence to expand without outgrowing the PLM’s capabilities. Weartek can add additional features when needed to maintain complete control over its entire supply chain.

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About Weartek (weartek.com.au)

Weartek is recognized and trusted as the company of choice for customized performance workwear across the mining, oil and gas, firefighting, and emergency services industries. As a full-service Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Weartek focuses on a practical, design-led approach that delivers a fully customizable, industry-specific solution to uniform and apparel. Weartek is committed to designing and delivering solutions that deliver premium quality and safety to the workforce. Building upon industry standards, Weartek conducts extensive research and development activities to uncover superior solutions to safety needs across all high-performance industries. With personnel safety in mind, all products are specially designed to withstand harsh conditions and are consistently tested for durability and longevity.

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Augusta Sportswear Brands Signs with DeSL

Augusta Sportswear Brands

DeSL is pleased to announce its partnership with Augusta Sportswear Brands. Founded in 1977, Augusta Sportswear Brands is recognized as a top name for designing, manufacturing, and producing full-lines of performance and athletic apparel and uniforms.

The growing demand for new product development and faster speed-to-market pressure led Augusta Sportswear Brands to seek out a robust software solution to fit its increasing requirements. After an exhaustive search of potential vendors, DeSL was selected as a partner. The implementation encompasses a wide set of tools beginning with DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management and is backed by Supplier Relationship Management, Enterprise Business Intelligence, and Ai Plug-in modules.

Upon signing Elicia Riley Dorn, Director of Product Design, stated, “We are very excited about our new partnership with DeSL. The process of looking for a new PLM solution began when we realized our current system couldn’t handle our needs as a rapidly growing company. DeSL’s PLM is equipped with tools such as Adobe Plug-in, line planning, and supplier relationship management—to name a few—that will allow us to become faster and more collaborative both internally and externally.” Libby Trentadue, Sr. Product Line Manager, followed up, “And when we are ready to grow PLM into other teams, within our business, we can work directly with DeSL versus finding another source.”

DeSL’s complete PLM solution delivers a true web-based, real-time, collaborative framework specifically aimed at reducing development time. With the signing now complete, DeSL is ready to begin the strategic implementation process with Augusta Sportswear Brands’ team.

DeSL is revolutionizing the way Augusta Sportswear Brands approaches the design and development processes. To learn more about DeSL’s solutions and how your business can benefit, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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About Augusta Sportswear Brands (www.augustasportswear.com)

Augusta Sportswear Brands is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative high-performance activewear and spiritwear for teams, coaches, athletes, and fans. Together, the five brands – Augusta Sportswear, Holloway, Russell Athletic, High Five and now Pacific Headwear – combine to form the largest supplier of youth to adult team uniforms in the industry. Augusta is driven by a mission to inspire a physically fit lifestyle, healthy families and connected communities.

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DeSL Announces the Launch of SMB PLM

DeSL announces the launch of small-medium business product lifecycle management software

DeSL launches newest addition to its software solutions, Small-Medium Business (SMB) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). DeSL’s SMB PLM is tailored to fit the demands of SMBs in a scalable, easy to learn, cloud-based software solution.

SMB PLM harnesses the capabilities of a full-featured PLM system with access to the most critical tools to successfully manage supply chain activities. The web-based communication hub eliminates excel and email, gives teams access to all product and sourcing information, and allows for easy collaboration with vendors. The friendly feature-rich interface is easy to use, without losing the powerful database capabilities.

Key SMB Features:

  • Web-Based Easy to Use Interface
  • Ai Plug-in Created Especially for Designers
  • Manage All Your Styles from a Single Screen
  • Quickly Build BOMs and Tech Packs
  • Full Samples Management
  • Full Costing Support: Manage Supplier Quotes

As a company grows, so should it’s PLM. DeSL’s SMB PLM is built to add on additional features when needed. SMB PLM equips brands with powerful new tools to collaborate internally and with vendors, all while streamlining workflow in a central hub. Implementing a proven PLM system gives companies the ability to feel confident in making supply chain decisions. DeSL’s streamlined implementation plan is lead by an industry experienced team dedicated to getting you live quickly and is supported by ongoing free training webinars.

DeSL’s newest SMB PLM is empowering the way SMBs manage the supply chain. To learn more, visit our SMB PLM page or request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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DeSL Celebrates 10 Years as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner

Highest level of Microsoft Partner certification awarded to DeSL for tenth year.

Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerDeSL celebrates its tenth consecutive year as a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner program. Gold is Microsoft’s highest level of certification used to demonstrate proven expertise and best-in-class capability. DeSL has distinguished its business competency and specialization as not only a Microsoft Gold Partner, but an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) as well. An ISV describes companies developing, marketing, and selling software running on third-party software and hardware platforms, including Microsoft’s.

“We are extremely proud of our ongoing recognition as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner” stated Dave Richards, Co-Founder and Director of DeSL, “This translates directly to our ongoing efforts to develop the best software solutions for our clients.”

Gold certification is exclusively awarded to best-in-class partners that must meet the highest standards set forth by Microsoft. To accomplish this task, DeSL was required to demonstrate development quality, meet a performance commitment, and submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects.

 

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About Microsoft (www.microsoft.com)

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners’ businesses be successful.

 

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DeSL Sponsors ASBCI Garment Costing Technical Seminar

DeSL is set to speak at ASBCI Garment Costing technical seminar on the third of July in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Date: July 3, 2019
Location: Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, UK

Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) Garment Costing technical seminar will focus on how technology can support the complexities of costing in today’s apparel supply chain. Speaking at the seminar is DeSL’s Co-Founder and Director, Dave Richards. He will cover the past, present, and future evolution of costing within Product Lifecycle Management software for the fashion and apparel sector. Joining Dave Richards will be other industry experts shedding insight into all areas of garment costing.

Sponsored by DeSL, this seminar will feature material from the recently published ASBCI technical booklet on Garment Costing. This booklet covers the broad mix of labor, materials, overheads costs, and logistics in the garment manufacturing industry. An in-depth analysis will assist buyers, merchandisers, designers, and clothing technologists in better managing the complex factors impacting global supply chains. The goal for the seminar is to increase practical understanding for companies involved in the sourcing, pricing, and margin negotiations of products.

Sign up to attend ASBCI Garment Costing technical seminar, or to schedule a live demo click here.

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About ASBCI (www.asbci.co.uk)

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) is a not-for-profit UK-based organization with a membership that represents all key sectors of the clothing and textile supply chain. Formed in 1973, it is the only forum of its kind where component suppliers and fabric producers can exchange ideas and knowledge with designers, retailers and garment cleaning specialists. It operates without commercial preference and its impartial stance makes it a unique organization, within an intensely competitive industry, where members can meet, discuss issues, and share their experiences – all together, at one time, in one place.

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PLM Integrated Adobe Illustrator Plug-in

DeSL showcases the industry’s most powerful Ai Plug-in, developed for designers to integrate Adobe Illustrator seamlessly with PLM.

DeSL Adobe Illustrator (Ai) Plug-in is built from the ground up to be a seamless integral two-way link between the creative team and the core Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool. The Ai Plug-in was developed with designers in mind as a bridge between Illustrator and PLM. Designers can feel comfortable working with data from PLM, creating a Bill of Materials, building tech packs, and requesting samples directly within Adobe Illustrator.

DeSL Ai Plug-in gives designers using Adobe Illustrator access to the complete color palette library, style categories, trim records, size scales, and more features within PLM. The tool allows freedom of the designers to pull data from existing PLM products or create new items saved directly into PLM, all in real-time across the platform.

The Ai Plug-in works the way your team works. The tool’s ability to recognize layers and artboards in Adobe Illustrator allows your team to easily build out components for tech packs following pre-defined workflows and request samples directly from vendors. Ultimately, this allows your creative team to work in Adobe Illustrator, while accessing the key components of PLM.

Designers can create a Bill of Materials directly from Adobe Illustrator making color way choices, adding and removing materials, determining packaging, and writing design notes. Changes are streamlined to PLM and made immediately available to the rest of your development team.

DeSL Ai Plug-in was created to seamlessly bridge the development processes in Adobe Illustrator to PLM. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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DeSL Revolutionizes the Way Bortex Approaches Development

BortexMalta’s most respected name in formal men’s tailoring, Bortex, has selected DeSL to support end-to-end processes to enable better speed-to-market capabilities.

DeSL is pleased to announce its partnership with Bortex Global Ltd. Founded in 1964, by a Maltese entrepreneur, Sunny Borg, Bortex is known as a high-quality manufacturer of men’s tailored clothing. Bortex has expanded into a vast number of sectors in the fashion industry including manufacturing, private label production, and retail.

Bortex’s recognized its need for a single software provider to offer a solution from design to production to sales. Leadership acknowledged the growth it could continue to obtain with DeSL’s full suite of products including, PLM, CRM, PO Management, SRM, Production Control, and WMS. “It is with great pleasure that Bortex Clothing Industry Limited have finalized terms with DeSL for what promises to be a pioneering end-to-end software project,” stated Sam Borg, Chief Operating Officer at Bortex.

After an exhausting search of potential vendors and a grueling selection process, Sam Borg proclaims, “DeSL not only emerged as the preferred PLM partner for Bortex, but excelled in aligning themselves with our vision for an integrated solution which would cover a clothing business in manufacturing, retail, hire, wholesale, made to measure, and corporate wear.”

DeSL is confident its suite of products will bring forth future growth for Bortex as it manages all aspects of its supply chain. Sam Borg said it best for Bortex and DeSL, “we can’t wait to get the project underway!”

DeSL is revolutionizing the way Bortex approaches the design and development processes. To learn more about DeSL’s solutions and how your business can benefit, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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About Bortex (www.bortexgroup.com)

Bortex is Malta’s longest established and most respected name in formal men’s tailoring. Maltese entrepreneur Sunny Borg established the company in 1964 as a joint venture with the Dutch Van Gils group, it went from strength to strength as a high quality manufacturer of men’s suits, jackets and trousers, supplying the finest retail brands on the European market place. Over the years Bortex diversified into other product areas such as men’s shirts, accessories and sportswear. It continues to supply the best names on the European high street with private label product as well as providing its own brands or a number of international brands under license.

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Releasing Newest Update Digital Planning Boards

DeSL is set to release a new module to its suite of PLM software, Digital Planning Boards. Digital Planning Boards are a revolutionary centralized tool that empowers the creative aspects of the business, while harnessing financial data to make informed decisions.

Digital Planning Boards are a central hub that ties large amounts of data together in an easy to use visual tool to meet the needs of the design, brand management, tech design, merchandising and sales teams. The newest enhancement offers a more versatile platform to create mood boards, analyze financial merchandising plans, and manage live line sheets.

Designers can start the design phase by developing digital mood boards with real-time editing access, customized layers, and accurate color capabilities. Their line sheets will never become outdated. Edits and changes to color, patterns, and images are made instantly.

Digital Planning Boards also empowers Brand Managers and Merchandisers to streamline seasonal line development by visually arranging and segmenting collections by categories such as delivery window, style, fabric, and color. Financial teams can analyze the merch plans by reviewing and receiving instant margin status tracking with the module’s live connection to backend financials.

DeSL’s Digital Planning Boards are revolutionizing the fashion industry’s approach to the design and development process. To learn more about Digital Planning Boards, visit DeSL or request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Highlighting 3D Capabilities

Today’s powerful 3D imaging leaves no question that it is the most efficient way of digitally viewing product designs. But, is your company maximizing the value from your 3D software?

DeSL has the ability to import and work with 3D generated images directly within PLM.

ADD 3D FILES TO YOUR TECH PACKS.

DeSL knows the importance of a thorough tech pack and designers can agree, the more detailed a tech pack, the less room for error. By having a 3D viewer within PLM, each product can have a 3D tech pack. Designers have the ability to manipulate images by zooming in and out to gain a better view of the style. Comments can be made directly on a specific, highlighted part of the 3D file. 3D images can be used as sample reviews during meetings, giving teams a clear, realistic representation of the garment. This process leads to less back and forth with manufactures, resulting in faster products to market.

AGNOSTIC TO 3D SOFTWARE

Not all designers or tech designers work with the same 3D software. If your brand has embraced one or more 3D tools, DeSL PLM can integrate files from each. DeSL takes an agnostic approach, ensuring each company can use its preferred software. Brands have the ability to bring in multiple 3D files into one PLM system. DeSL’s agnostic approach helps designers and tech designers settle the debate of which 3D tool works best.

BUILD A BILL OF MATERIALS

Generate your bill of materials (BOM) using the 3D files provided by your designer. 3D functionality in DeSL PLM offers the ability to view garments in 3D, add comments, and change materials and color. Garment edits in 3D can link directly to the BOM and costing. Using 3D within PLM synchronizes data while optimizing workflow.

DeSL will be showcasing PLM 3D functionality at National Retailer Federation (NRF) at Booth #805 in New York City, New York, January 13-15, 2019.

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About NRF (www.nrf.com)

National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, grocers, wholesalers, and internet retailers from around the world. The NRF’s 108th annual Convention & EXPO (Retail Big Show 2019) is held January 13-15, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year’s event anticipates 36,500 industry professionals representing 3,793 retail companies. The multi-level conference is focused on how businesses of any size can make a lasting impact on the consumer.

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