BOULDER, Colo., April 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Backbone PLM announced a new version of its cloud-based product development software to meet the needs of emerging fashion and apparel brands from DTC, available on the Shopify App Store. Backbone Lite provides the tools needed to professionalize the product development process, accelerate time to market, and fuel creativity so designers can focus on building products that drive their business.
Backbone Lite works very similar to Backbone PLM with all the essential features needed to build Tech Packs including a centralized, cloud-based platform for product and component data. By leveraging the dynamic data within the app, customers reduce manual data entry by 40 percent and retain up-to-date product details for team members to share in real time. When users send product details to factories for production, tech packs are created in minutes instead of hours. This means huge time and cost savings for growing brands that spend a lot of design time manually assembling Tech Packs using Excel and Adobe Illustrator.
Fashion and apparel brands often turn to traditional PLM software to scale product output and manage an influx of new styles without a messy system of spreadsheets. Legacy PLM platforms require long training periods that impede product growth. However, Backbone’s flexible, easy-to-use system allows customers to switch intuitively and work as a team to implement impactful changes quickly—at a fraction of the cost.
“Backbone believes the future of consumer brands is digital. Traditional PLMs cannot serve the DTC market with the solutions needed to bring new products to market quickly and efficiently,” said Jeff Fedor, CEO of Backbone. “Backbone Lite is the answer. Teams no longer have to choose between expensive systems or a jumble of spreadsheets.” Backbone Lite is available through the Shopify App Store for just $99 per user per month, making it an affordable yet powerful product development platform.
Additional features like the Adobe Illustrator plugin save designers time and improve their creative path by syncing changes from Illustrator artboards directly to product libraries and tech packs in Backbone. Backbone Lite’s product development solution offers PLM beginners an effortless way to overcome common roadblocks and shorten time to value while scaling essential business functions.
Backbone PLM is a product development platform that enables brands to make products smarter, faster and more scalable. Used by some of the most innovative names in fashion and apparel, the company’s PLM software takes products from conception to development through a collaborative, cloud-based environment for design and production teams. Backbone helps brands innovate, design and build products at digital speed by providing tools that fuel creativity, reduce time to market and increase sales.
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Backbone Lite Available on Shopify