Exenta Edition - a cloud-based PLM for apparel

About Aptean Apparel PLM

Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition is a cloud-based PLM solution that eliminates tedious data entry and automates time-consuming processes to speed your products to market and simplify global collaboration.

Easily accessed via the web/cloud and mobile solutions, Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition streamlines essential processes including approvals, change management, line selection, vendor quotes and bids, and compliance.

Real-time information and analytics keep everyone working on the same page and support better-informed and more timely business decisions. Flexible features adapt to your workflows and allow you to define the milestones and steps important to your process, whether you’re fashion and apparel manufacturers, wholesalers, or brands.

Client-based labeling allows you to name things in a way that makes sense for your business. Most importantly, Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition’s easy-to-use interface means minimal training is required, and your team will be up to speed in a matter of weeks, enjoying the efficiencies the system delivers.

The Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition’s Design Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator enables designers to launch new concepts, contribute to and use information from PLM without ever leaving their design software. You can give your designers access to the latest colors, images and designs within the PLM system, simplifying the design of new items.

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  • Line and Seasonal Management is made easy with high-level plans by attribute, access to personalized line sheets and presentation boards, seasonal calendar management and design color view.
  • Material and Sample Tracking features include access to and sharing of design material approvals, sample evaluations, and personalized email notifications to vendors.
  • Advanced Sourcing and Costing featuring configurable cost sheets including quotes with BOM comparisons.
  • Enhanced Communication using system-wide commenting and notifications, client-based labeling and handoffs through design milestones.
  • Advanced Tech Pack Development with multiple BOMs and measurement pages, grading views, templates and more to utilize, making the process seamless and efficient.
  • Advanced Platform features including the Adobe Illustrator Plug-in, data import suite utilizing a mobile-first, easy to use design


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Product Overview

  • Developer Aptean
  • Type Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software
  • Client OS Web
  • Deployment Cloud Hosted

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User Reviews of Aptean Apparel PLM

Submitted on October 13th, 2022 by Luisa Zamora

Before we had Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition, the design team was pretty inefficient— dedicating a lot of time to different tasks that didn’t add value to our company. Since Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition was implemented, all the employees involved with the system are not only are enjoying a lot their work a lot more, they are also much more very efficient, including myself. Our team is a little smaller than before and we are able to achieve better results, with fewer people. We’re thrilled with Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition.

Submitted on October 13th, 2022 by Jack Perkins

Working with Aptean’s implementation team, our business was able to implement Aptean Apparel PLM Exenta Edition in 5 months. The combination of the support we received from Aptean’s team and the buy-in from all Northstar staff allowed us to execute on our lofty implementation timeline goals.

Submitted on October 13th, 2022 by Anonymous

On the development side, we never had a system that was able to give us what we’re getting now. Just being able to see a history alone and being able to create line sheets from PLM has been a great asset. They can generate a line sheet based on the information that’s already in there from the development stage. So, that has been a great asset.

Submitted on October 13th, 2022 by Julie Keller

For the creative type like me and my designers, the look of a program is important. If it looks good, it makes you want to open the program. Aptean PLM Exenta Edition’s search navigation and filters are great—you can find things quickly and any kind of speed you can add to your job makes everything easier. Especially with a business like ours, time is of the essence.