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Lectra launches cloud based product development apps

Quick Estimate and Quick Nest will be launched in France and Italy and will then become available progressively in other countries.

11th April 2018

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear

Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is releasing its first of a series of cloud-based applications conceptualised for product development and production teams. Quick Estimate and Quick Nest will be launched in France and Italy and will then become available progressively in other countries.

As part of the company’s Industry 4.0 strategy, Lectra collaborated with its digitally-attuned customers to develop apps that empower decision-makers to respond in an instant.

“The end-goal of our new strategy is clear: we want to put our customers at the core of our business. We want them to thrive in this new digital era. Our latest Industry 4.0-friendly apps will serve as growth catalysts for their businesses by enabling them to make sound decisions based on real-time information,” explained Daniel Harari, Chairman and CEO, Lectra. “And this is just the beginning. More innovative apps are yet to come.”

Anytime, anywhere access

Leveraging the industrial Internet of Things, lean development principles and cloud-based computing, Lectra aims to provide anytime, anywhere access to business enhancing applications.

Quick Estimate revs up product development efficiency and is instrumental to managing costs. Quick Nest is designed to provide easy access to automatic marker making. It capitalises on cloud technology to handle heavy volumes of calculations in parallel, maximising productivity and marker efficiency.

Flexibility and precision

Fabric often accounts for as much as 60% to 70% of the cost of a garment. Quick Estimate is said to allow product development teams to calculate fabric requirements instantly from their Modaris – Lectra’s 2D/3D patternmaking and grading solution – working environment with direct access to the cloud applications. Pattern developers now have the flexibility to make pattern adjustments more quickly to optimise costs, while protecting the brand’s quality and assuring speed-to-market.

Quick Nest can be accessed through Diamino, Lectra’s marker-making solution. During the production development stages, Quick Nest users will be able to process more detailed markers faster, the company reports. Quick Nest can also be used by production teams to treat lists of markers automatically in record time via the cloud.

These apps will also ensure enterprise-wide transparency as management teams gain full visibility of consumption needs for all products in development and production, thanks to viewable access of consolidated data for approval and reporting purposes.

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