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StyleFile was developed in a production environment with the
input of actual users such as designers, pattern makers,
technical designers and production personnel. An in-house
programming team has developed 30 different reports – from the
initial concept through all phases of production – and a
variety of tools such as imagine voice technology and report
“In this economic climate,” said Patternworks Chief
Financial Officer Humberto Ortiz, “it is more important than
ever for apparel companies to streamline the development
through production process, thus reducing costly errors.
“We are the only PLM software on the market today,” said
Ortiz, “that allows you to enter information using
Planned upgrades include an ERP (Enterprise Resource
Planning) module to include all facets of the apparel
business, including planning, manufacturing, sales and
marketing. Also planned are integrated CAD-style drawing
tools to create complete graphics within StyleFile.
StyleFile is competitively priced; a full license, including
90 days of free updates and 30 days of technical phone
support, is $2,395. A full license to use StyleFile on a
monthly basis with unlimited updates runs $179/month.
Financing is available from Patternworks on a 24-month term
at 17.99 percent, which comes to $119.56/month.
A web access add-on module enables outside users to check
style tracking reports, enter garment measurements, check
work in progress, and download authorized reports. A
purchase license costs $995, and subscriptions are available
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