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Reference Model for PLM in the Retail, Footwear and Apparel Market, 2016

Published: 10 August 2016

ID: G00303937

Analyst(s): Janet Suleski , Marc Halpern


Gartner's reference model defines the key capabilities of PLM software that retail, footwear and apparel companies must evaluate, and highlights what "good" looks like. Supply chain and IT leaders can use this model to identify the appropriate criteria against which to measure PLM software.

Table Of Contents


  • The Industry Landscape Continues to Evolve
  • PLM Vendors Must Address Business Outcomes for RFA Companies
  • RFA Companies Must Assess PLM Vendor Capabilities in Many Essential Areas
  • Several Functional Areas Are Out of Scope for PLM in RFA

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