June 11, 2015 08:30 ET

CGS Named a Representative Vendor in Gartner's 2015 "Market Guide for PLM for Retail, Footwear and Apparel" for Its BlueCherry® PLM Solution

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2015) -   CGS, a leading global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, announces the inclusion of CGS as a representative vendor in Gartner's May 2015 "Market Guide for PLM for Retail, Footwear and Apparel" for its BlueCherry® PLM solution. Published in May, the report reflects research into the PLM software market including PLM providers within the retail, footwear and apparel industry.

CGS's BlueCherry PLM solution is used by over 50 world-class brands and retailers primarily to streamline and manage planning, design and product development. In addition to providing core product data management (PDM), bill of materials (BOM), technical specifications and other commonly available PLM tools, BlueCherry PLM draws from its enterprise solution heritage to deliver a comprehensive set of integrated line planning, design, product development and sourcing capabilities to improve time-to-market, offer greater visibility and control over collections, and enhance global supply chain operations.

Originally designed as a tightly integrated solution to CGS's flagship BlueCherry ERP and Enterprise Suite, CGS will launch its BlueCherry PLM as a stand-alone offering at the upcoming Product Innovation (PI) Apparel event in New York, NY on June 23 - 24. CGS will announce new product functionality and commitment to defend its position as the best product in the space.

"CGS boasts a longstanding reputation of serving the fashion and consumer lifestyle industry with best-in-class solutions, including BlueCherry PLM," said Paul Magel, President of the Business Applications Group at CGS. "We are proud to be included within Gartner's prominent research, and we look to continue our legacy by continuously redefining and evolving our solutions in direct response to our customers' and market needs."

CGS has served the fashion, consumer lifestyle and sewn products industry with its flagship business solutions for over 30 years, driving the fundamental business processes of leading global organizations such as Aerosoles, Brooks Brothers, Delta Apparel, Tommy Bahama, and VF Corp.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About CGS
Working hand-in-hand with clients in the world's most dynamic companies, we reach within and across our business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services capabilities to develop powerful solutions that strengthen the people at the heart of business and fortify the processes fundamental to success. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in New York City, CGS employs more than 5,200 professionals across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter at @cgsinc and Facebook at

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