Centric SMB and Huckberry Begin New Adventure

Huckberry Begins New Adventure with Centric SMB

We got moving on PLM selection as soon as it became clear we needed a system to support product development.

Huckberry, the men’s lifestyle company based in San Francisco, has selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformational goals.

Huckberry, which is described as “equal parts store, magazine and inspiration”, was founded by friends Andy Forch and Richard Greiner in 2011. They wanted to create a shopping and lifestyle experience for young men like themselves who lived in the city but had a passion for the outdoors. They bootstrapped Huckberry with their savings to bring a unique company to life. Huckberry is rapidly growing and curates a selection of apparel, outdoor gear, home goods and accessories from a variety of brands on its e-commerce platform to support the lifestyle of the urban adventurer.

In the early days, Huckberry depended on email and document sharing to communicate and build up product ranges. When Huckberry added a private label division, product development within the company exploded. It was time to invest in a digital solution that would support the needs of this growing business.

“We’re growing rapidly, we’re a small team and we all wear many hats,” says Rachel Metcalf, Development Lead at Huckberry. “Our private label division is particularly experiencing aggressive growth. From previous experience, I know that a PLM system is very important to make sure we stay consistent, avoid mistakes and maximize efficiency. Private label is quite new at Huckberry, but we got moving on PLM selection as soon as it became clear we needed a system to support product development.”

Huckberry decided to implement Centric SMB, a cloud-based PLM solution tailored for small to medium businesses.

As Metcalf explains, “I’ve used many PLM systems, but Centric has always been one of my favorites. It’s easy to use, easy to learn, easy to configure and roll out, and dependable. The support team are only…

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