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Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software


Stibo Systems has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management software.

Stibo says its new SpirePLM 8.2 is a comprehensive PLM solution enabling organizations to reduce the time required to introduce new products to market, compete efficiently and meet market and consumer expectations.

The company says it realised that new product introduction and product updates must be managed effectively in today’s digital world to achieve success. 

And in many companies, product information is stored on multiple systems, including spreadsheets, resulting in poor data quality, visibility and standards, directly affecting how quickly new products can launch.

Stibo says SpirePLM helps address these challenges, in which businesses increasingly require a digital business core of operational data that is continuously shaped and delivered within the enterprise to drive superior business outcomes.


This release includes focused capabilities for the retail, footwear and apparel industries – collectively known as RFA, as well as significant improvements to the core PLM solution:

  • Purpose-built RFA solution for the apparel design process. SpirePLM provides a standard methodology streamlining the ideation, artwork, colors, materials, trims, bill of materials, supplier samples and tech pack generation associated with apparel design and sourcing.
  • Collaborative Digital Boards for sharing moods, trends and inspiration seamlessly across the enterprise. SpirePLM transforms the traditional storyboarding process by digitizing the experience so designers can collaborate, share and tag images from anywhere using any device.
  • Streamlined user experience via new integration with Adobe Illustrator. Customers can open their computer-aided design (CAD) files in Adobe Illustrator from SpirePLM 8.2, as well as save files from Illustrator directly into the PLM solution.
  • Enhanced change management process for controlling relationships between problem reports, change requests and change notices using the CMII standard, and govern changes such as review, task and complete, in a controlled manner.

Prashant Bhatia, head of product strategy, Stibo Systems, says: “Managing products from ideation to end-of-life and handling diverse and highly distributed product information without an adequate system can be slow, inflexible and costly.

“The latest version of SpirePLM provides a comprehensive solution to this problem, as it establishes standard processes that make the entire organization’s work easier and more efficient – from design and product development, merchandising and product management, sourcing and supply chain, all the way through to the CIO focused on digital business transformation.”