Gerson & Gerson Partners with DeSL

Gerson & Gerson implements Digital Transformation package

Gerson and Gerson logoGerson & Gerson partners with Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) to greatly improve accuracy through the implementation of DeSL’s Digital Transformation PLM Essentials package.

Founded in 1935, Gerson & Gerson is a family owned fashion brand, specializing in girl’s apparel. With its sights fixed on moving towards the future, Gerson & Gerson set out to partner with a software vendor offering a configurable solution to meet their specific needs.

In order to survive in a post COVID-19 era, brands must fundamentally change business operations towards a digital approach, which is exactly what Gerson & Gerson did. When asking Barbara Zeins, President at Gerson & Gerson, why she chose DeSL she said, “If the past 9 months have taught us anything, it is that accurate information is the heart of our business and that our success depends on everyone having access to it.” Zeins goes on to explain, “While a technology spend was not really on our radar in what has been an extremely challenging year, DeSL’s configurable software hits most of our long-standing pain points and promises to reduce waste, improve speed, and allow tracking of remote teamwork with a high degree of accuracy. The entire product development team at Gerson & Gerson is excited to get started!

DeSL’s Essentials package includes, PLM, Ai Plug-In, PO Management and 3D integration features. This package is one of three digital transformation packages DeSL offers in addition to the standalone modules.

DeSL looks forward to the continuous long-term partnership with Gerson & Gerson and is committed to supporting the brand’s successful implementation. To learn more request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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About Gerson & Gerson

Family owned since 1935, Gerson & Gerson has been bringing the joy of a new dress to girls around the world. To this day, they adhere to their founder’s philosophy: Make the best product possible, never sacrifice quality and maintain affordable prices. The company’s goal is to make daughters and girls everywhere feel beautiful, whimsical and above all confident.

www.gersonandgerson.com

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Adobe and DeSL are Ready for a New 2021

DeSL updates Adobe Illustrator Plug-In

Adobe Illustrator Plug-InDiscover e-Solutions (DeSL) updates its Adobe Illustrator Plug-In software for Creative Cloud 2021.

DeSL recognizes that not all fashion companies are ready to move to 3D modelling and will still retain and use the ever-popular Adobe suite of design products. The Adobe Plug-In remains a key part of DeSL’s Digital Transformation Platform with the aim of reducing the time taken for the design and development of new products and improving the efficiency of seamless communication between brands and factories.

In addition to making the DeSL’s plug-in CC 2021 ready, the company has extended the core functionality of its unique and powerful integration to Adobe Illustrator.

The updated plug-in platform builds on the abundance of existing features such as:

  • Single process to release product design and tech pack details direct to factories from the Illustrator workspace
  • Advanced templates to import BOM’s, graded specifications and construction details directly into Illustrator from reference and similar styles
  • Seasonal color palette support
  • Ability to manage multiple BOM versions
  • Create new materials and trims without the need to return to the PLM system to process
  • Automatic image version control
  • Works with design teams using either macOS or Windows

One of the key objectives of the DeSL Adobe Illustrator Plug-In is to enable design teams to perform the majority of their work from within the Illustrator workspace and let the system automatically handle all the communications inside and outside of their organization via DeSL’s PLM solution. This time savings are vast and according to customers reliably point to a 25% decrease in time taken for product design and development.

To learn more about the Adobe Illustrator Plugin-in, click here to request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Motherhood Maternity Announces Contract Renewal with DeSL

Motherhood Maternity Renews with DeSL

Motherhood MaternityDiscover e-Solutions (DeSL) is pleased to announce the renewed software solutions contract with Motherhood Maternity after six years of successful partnership.

Motherhood Maternity, founded in 1982, is the leading designer and one of the most prominent retailers of maternity apparel in the United States. The customer-centric brand is devoted to being a resource for mothers and has been successfully voted Best Maternity Clothing brand by Ovia Family Awards, as well as What to Expect in 2020.

In 2014, the company launched DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool to strengthen the overall product development workflow, improve accuracy and automate processes, all while maintaining a leadership position in the maternity apparel sector.

“For the past six years, we have been successfully partnering with DeSL to guide and support our product development process from raw materials, fabrics and trims to overall style creation,” said Marla Ryan, Brand President, Motherhood Maternity. “The highly customizable platform, is our true north and allows us to have one centralized tool to successfully manage our end-to-end product development for both our brands, Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod.”

Recently, the fashion industry has taken a devastating impact from COVID-19, and brands are being forced to accelerate the necessary advancements that must happen in order to survive. “At DeSL, we have always understood the need for accelerated software solutions to encapsulate all stages of product design and development for our customers,” said Colin Marks, CEO, DeSL. “And, with that tool, there is also the promise to deliver a highly devoted level of service support to our partners, like Motherhood Maternity, to guarantee success.”

DeSL looks forward to the continuous long-term partnership with Motherhood Maternity and is committed to supporting the brands ongoing digital transformation. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

 

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About Motherhood Maternity

Motherhood Maternity is a dedicated resource for supporting women as they go through their pregnancy journey to motherhood by building a strong sense of community. Since 1982, Motherhood Maternity® and its sister brand, A Pea in the Pod®, has specialized in being the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity and nursing apparel and accessories. Motherhood Maternity honors our heroes and offers a 10% merchandise discount to teachers, first responders and active duty military personnel, veterans and family members. To learn more, visit motherhood.com or follow Motherhood Maternity on Facebook and Instagram.

www.motherhood.com

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How Digital Transformation is Fundamentally Changing the Fashion Industry

Digital Transformation in Fashion

Many fashion companies have already invested in a form of digitization by deploying PLM solutions. These methods are no longer sufficient to deliver what is required today. Progressive companies are now realizing that they must fundamentally change the way they have previously operated. Here, in the form of an internal Q&A, DeSL has provided their answers to some burning questions on the topic. To better understand their approach to digital transformation Colin Marks, Pam Peale and Leo Sillence share their thoughts.

Click here to read the Q&A

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DeSL Launches Interactive 3D Platform

3D Platform Launch

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) announces that it has completed the development of its unique, web-based, interactive 3D modeling platform which can work with any 3D software provider.

A key requirement for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and digital technology overall, is the ability to work with virtual products, samples, and digital approvals. DeSL’s new technology is so powerful it can stream multiple 3D models simultaneously. This enables users to have side-by-side visualization of virtual products and provide a rich and compelling interactive experience.

In addition to creating DeSL’s innovative 3D tech packs, the tool will enable users to,

  • Quickly prototype product changes such as different colors and materials.
  • Present compelling 3D collections to prospective customers over the internet and take sales orders and feedback.
  • Perform product approvals/rejections with the ability to annotate models and relay to vendors in real-time.
  • Host real-time, interactive product reviews with multiple users from all over the globe simultaneously.
  • Drag and drop 3D product models to quickly create lines and collections.

The 3D platform is an integral part of DeSL’s overall digital platform and extends into key PLM, procurement, and sales business processes. It is designed specifically to enable companies take full advantage of the latest digital technology. Changing the way they operate today in order to drive growth and efficiency in existing and new markets.

DeSL’s 3D platform is changing the way brands view and interact with collections. To learn more, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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Cotton Heritage Adopts DeSL’s Digital Platform

Cotton Heritage Adopts DeSL’s Digital Platform

Cotton Heritage

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) teams with Cotton Heritage to provide a strong digital solution to support their supply chain and company growth goals.

Cotton Heritage is a premier apparel blanks provider based in Los Angeles, California. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, they are a mill-direct, WRAP-Certified company that is committed to creating ethically produced garments with superior printability.

Patrick Novak, Chief Operating Officer, at Cotton Heritage says, “With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, we recognized that we needed to implement a digital solution to ensure our product development team and our factories are more communitive and organized.” The DeSL software solution will improve the collaboration internally and with vendors. Especially during this time of growth for Cotton Heritage, each department will benefit from increased visibility to product details.

Cotton Heritage worked with external consultants and performed a rigorous selection process. When discussing their decision on the right software to implement for their end-to-end digitalization needs, Novak adds, “DeSL is the solution that brings together product ideation, development and deployment, and change management to help support our company growth.”

The company selected DeSL’s Digital Transformation, Business Essentials Package including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and P.O. Management and is safely deploying it through remote implementation. The DeSL team is thrilled to partner with them and offer industry best practices.

DeSL looks forward to seeing Cotton Heritage’s future growth and expansion. To learn more about DeSL’s software solutions and remote implementation, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

 

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About Cotton Heritage (cottonheritage.com)

Cotton Heritage is an international company with expertise that extends from decades of providing our customers with premium quality apparel blanks. We are a mill-direct, WRAP-Certified company that is committed to creating ethically produced garments with superior printability.

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Tank Stream Design End-to-End Digital Transformation

Tank Stream Design selects DeSL for End-to-End Digital Transformation

Tank Stream Design

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) partners with Tank Stream Design as they continue their innovation journey.

Founded over 20 years ago, Tank Stream Design has been one of Australia’s leaders in resort wear, outdoor lifestyle apparel, and giftware. The already innovative company knows the importance of an all-encompassing approach to digital transformation, which is why they have chosen DeSL’s software to provide an end-to-end solution. DeSL’s modules will form the backbone that links all their departments and business processes together, from Design through product development, Sourcing, and into Sales.

Tank Stream Design wants to leverage technology in order to drive growth and efficiency and have already invested in ERP, B2B, and B2C. However, they lacked a web-based, real-time solution which would deliver full digital transformation from initial product concept, to procurement and finally through to sales and marketing. From DeSL’s extensive suite of software solutions, Tank Stream Design selected, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), P.O. Management, Product Information Management (PIM), and BI Reporting, to expand their capabilities and integrate all new and pre-existing software.

James Neumann, CEO and Founder, commented, “Tank Stream Design of Australia has chosen DeSL as the software to streamline our ‘Design-to-Market’ process. Tank Stream is a perfect candidate for software modules such as PLM as we constantly struggle with the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of working in multiple software applications and spreadsheets across all departments.” He continues by saying, “After an extensive search, and receiving demonstrations by all major PLM providers, our research team found DeSL to be a holistic solution for our end-to-end ‘Design-to-Market’ cycle. Equally as important, we found DeSL’s software simple to navigate, allowing easy buy-in from our team of users. DeSL has a team of true professionals who are a pleasure to work with, are very knowledgeable in the PLM space, and are not playing catch up like many of its competitors.”

Neumann sums it up for DeSL and Tank Stream Design when he says, “We can’t wait to finish the project and realize the benefits that the software will bring to the business.” With DeSL’s software and guidance, Tank Stream Design will achieve massive efficiency gains from a digital transformation perspective.

 

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About Tank Stream Design (tankstreamdesign.com)

From humble beginnings over 20 years ago, Tank Stream Design has become a leader in supplying resort wear, giftware and outdoor lifestyle apparel in Australia, with retailers worldwide including New Zealand, United States, Caribbean, Japan and Canada. At Tank Stream Design they design, source, and distribute a vast range of quality apparel, headwear and resort products under our family of brands. Their apparel and resort products in particular have been uniquely developed, enabling us to personalize each design to a specific store location.

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Haddad Brands Steps into Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation with Digital Color Approvals

Haddad Brands selects Digital Color ApprovalsDiscover e-Solutions (DeSL) partners with Haddad Brands as they take their first steps into digital transformation with DeSL’s Digital Color Approvals.

Founded in 1948, Haddad is the leading children’s wear manufacturer representing the most iconic American brands in the world; Nike, Brand Jordan, Converse, Hurley, and Levi’s. This year, Haddad has decided to move towards a more efficient business model through digitalizing its color approval process.

DeSL’s Digital Color Approval software eliminates the need to send physical lab dips/strike offs, ultimately ensuring color consistency across the entire supply chain and sales channels. This technology creates a more accurate approach to managing color, while drastically reducing the time and capital spent. Not only does this platform support digital color specification, communication, and the approval process. It also includes importing digital color standards and the digitization of current physical color standards. Haddad will have a single source of color information available throughout the entire company. It will be accessible in real-time globally by all authorized color users.

Haddad has now stepped into digital transformation by the virtualization of once physical assets required in order to make decisions with product selection and sampling. Decision making is now based on scientific data, reducing approval time and the possibility of errors.

In the coming years, Digital Transformation innovations will help drive the next phase of advancements for the fashion, apparel, textile, and footwear industries. DeSL provides these solutions to fully exploit the potential improvements by deploying a digital cloud-based ecosystem. This covers all major business processes from product concept right through to the end consumer.

 

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About Haddad Brands

Haddad is a privately held family business with over 60 years of experience in the children’s wear apparel and accessories industry. Haddad is the leading children’s wear manufacturer representing the most iconic American brands in the world; Nike, Brand Jordan, Converse, Hurley and Levi’s. Their talented professionals are leaders in design, sourcing, sales and global distribution.

www.haddad.com

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DeSL Announces Digital Transformation Packages

ANNOUNCING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PACKAGES FOR SMALL-MEDIUM BUSINESSES

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) launches the first cloud-based ‘end-to-end’ Digital Transformation packages specifically designed for growing SMBs.

To survive and thrive in a post COVID-19 era, the fashion sector must drop its reliance on outdated software and manual processes to move rapidly into total Digital Transformation. To meet these requirements, fashion companies must embrace the new opportunities and perform a paradigm shift to go digital from end-to-end. Processes at every step in the supply chain eco-system will be affected in more ways than traditional fashion PLM solutions can manage. Digital workflows that are standardized and automated will enable companies to increase speed and improve efficiencies.

The solution is available in a number of editions each designed to address specific key areas in the overall process:

  • Essentials edition includes PLM, PO Management Ai plug-in & 3D Integration
  • Advanced includes Standard Edition plus Sales/Marketing Management OR Digital Color Approvals
  • Premium includes Standard Edition plus Sales/Marketing Management AND Digital Color Approvals

A number of financial options are available to SMBs to help reduce the impact of prohibitive up-front costs. One option is fast track, remote implementation and setup costs being included in the monthly per user price and spread over the contract term.

Once true Digital Transformation has been achieved, companies can implement these digital processes and apply them to new markets, opportunities, products, differing customer requirements, and easily appoint and work with new vendors/factories with no disruption. SMBs can now take advantage of the technology traditionally not available to companies of their size through DeSL’s cost effective hosted solution and move to a totally digital future. DeSL is committed to supporting grass roots fashion and apparel companies and believes that if SMBs are to have the best chance of survival and unhindered growth, the starting point should be laying down the foundations of a solid Digital Transformation platform from the outset. To learn more about DeSL’s Digital Transformation for SMBs, request a demo with a DeSL representative.

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ModCloth Partners with DeSL

Supply Chain Transparency

ModCloth Fashion Brand

ModCloth takes its next steps towards supply chain transparency with DeSL’s PLM software. Founded in 2002, ModCloth has raised fashion industry standards through size inclusion, anti-photoshopping policies, and female leadership. As ModCloth continues to grow due to its freestanding and new independent ownership, it realized the importance of streamlining the supply chain.

The recently independent company required a flexible, powerful software that can be implemented quickly, in order to replace their current outdated program. When assessing ModCloth’s pain points, DeSL found the overall need for supply chain transparency, along with 3D capabilities.

Chris Schreiber, Chief Operating Officer of ModCloth explains, “We chose DeSL due to 1) end-to-end visibility, integrating all functions for robust decisions, 2) flexibility in terms of current and future processes (such as 3D), 3) simplicity of configuration in order to implement and pivot quickly.” She goes on to mention, “The product development process can be cumbersome, but the tools to support it don’t have to be; and in this case, the DeSL PLM tool will definitely reduce complexity.”

Despite the obstacles presented by COVID-19, DeSL and the ModCloth team has worked hard to handle all business processes remotely. DeSL is beyond delighted to begin this partnership with ModCloth. The quick, remote implementation will provide a strong foundation for DeSL and both parties are looking forward to the future of PLM.

 

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About ModCloth

At ModCloth, we make getting dressed fun. Back to being independently owned, we’re all about perfect fits for every body. Unique, mood-boosting prints. Vintage-inspired, versatile styles that make you look good, but more importantly, feel good. Find your joy at ModCloth.

www.modcloth.com

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