January 14, 2010 – Tolland, Conn., USA – Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific,
Inc. (NYSE: GRB) and a world leader in automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and
flexible materials industry, today unveiled its new PLM brand identity. With the recent
acquisition of Yunique Solutions, the new brand, YuniquePLM will become an integral part of the
company’s commitment to offer the market‚s most sophisticated global product lifecycle management
This introduction rejuvenates Gerber Technology as a PLM innovator ˆ complementing Gerber’s
corporate culture of providing leading edge technology for more than 40 years. YuniquePLM delivers
a fresh, modern identity that establishes Gerber’s software systems as the primary PLM solution for
the markets served.
YuniquePLM is an innovative Product Lifecycle Management solution that delivers a full range
of functionality needed by today‚s fast-paced apparel, footwear, accessories and soft goods
industry retailers, brands and manufacturers. This software is fully scalable and modular. A
completely Microsoft .NET, web-based technology platform, YuniquePLM leverages the internet to
provide users with ease-of-use and global connectivity needed to collaborate seamlessly across the
enterprise and supply chain.
“The YuniquePLM platform combined with our unprecedented team of experts and support
professionals around the globe clearly positions Gerber as the partner of choice for fashion,
apparel and retail organizations in need of comprehensive product lifecycle management,” states
Bill Brewster, VP of Gerber Technology and head of the Gerber Software Systems Group. “When making
a PLM investment, the high quality, scalable, innovative and flexible architecture of this system
is a perfect complement to Gerber‚s global resources and organizational stability,” he adds.
According to Janet Suleski of AMR Research, “Yunique customers AMR Research has spoken to
have a particularly high regard for [YuniquePLM‚s] intuitive user interface and personalization and
configuration capabilities in addition to the high degree of customer care they received. These
factors led to rarely-seen enthusiasm from notoriously hard-to-please design groups during
application selection processes at several companies.” Source: Janet Suleski, AMR Research
Further testing by Tom Mariano of Foliage (a third-party Software Consulting and Services
group contracted to investigate the YuniquePLM software) states, “We found the quality of
YuniquePLM’s .NET architecture and code to be extraordinarily high, contributing to exceptional
customer satisfaction. The code is mainstream and mature, yet leading edge.”
The YuniquePLM core competency is rooted in four “pillars” of strength that differentiates
YuniquePLM from other PLM Suppliers. Behind this brand lies a strong infrastructure of industry
experts, advanced technology, innovative ideas and unmatched global presence ˆ all backed by a
financially stable public company.
In addition to typical PLM components including Line Planning, Collection Management, Tech
Pack Configurations and Calendaring and Task Management, YuniquePLM provides Digital Library
Management as well as Sourcing RFQ, Costing and Supplier Relationship Management capabilities.
Gerber’s existing software products, including webPDM, will continue to be maintained,
supported and enhanced. Gerber will provide a migration plan for existing data to the new
Posted on January 20, 2010
Press Release Courtesy of Gerber Technology