DeSL’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software is the industry’s most collaborative and versatile software. Designed from the ground up to meet specific demands of the Fashion, Apparel, Textile, and Footwear sectors. The PLM solution delivers a true web-based, real-time, collaborative network specifically aimed at reducing development timelines and increasing quality.

The key areas that the system addresses are as follows:

Line planning

Financial and operational planning, generate placeholders for styles, fabrics and trims, manage progress and assign resources.

Adobe Illustrator Plug-in

Unique real-time bi-directional integration to enable full product and tech pack management plus automatic image creation and assignment.

Digital Planning Boards

Visually display your product range as you want, by slicing and dicing your product range to spot gaps instantly from the early planning stage to the final development of the product.

3D Support

Visualise your real samples in 3D before they leave the factory.

Storyboards

Web-based for customer review and approval, integrated to Illustrator and MS Publisher.

Product Definition

Build a library of ranges, finished products, fabrics, trims, labels, images etc.

Request for Samples

Fast and effective way to produce and manage sample requests including the attachment of sketches, photographs, summary specifications etc. combined with real-time supplier notification and critical path tracking.

Tech Packs/Product Specifications

User defined specification content, version and change control, online real-time updates, design & technical specifications, grade rules & required components etc.

Request for Development

Any product types with multiple suppliers, e.g. finished products, fabrics, trims etc. combined with links to product specifications, real-time supplier updates and critical path and workflow management.

Costings

Integrated to product specifications, user defined cost elements, landed cost calculations, margin modelling and what if analysis.

Supplier cost quotations

Quotes for finished goods, fabrics, trims etc. linked to product specifications along with user defined cost templates and full approval/rejection cycle.

Product Approvals

Any product types e.g. finished product samples, fabrics, trims etc. covering all processes such as concept fits, seals, lab dips etc. combined with real-time supplier/customer notifications and tracking of progress.

Document management

Linked to key entities such as products, suppliers and customers with multiple security levels, version control, check in/out and document approval/rejection process.

Supplier ‘self-service’

Enable suppliers to sign on to see their time and action calendars, sample and development requests, process quotations, update their profiles and view or upload documents.

Collaborative Forums

Real-time online discussions with suppliers about key design and development activities delivering full accountability and traceability.