20 Most Promising Textile and Apparel Technology Solution Providers - 2016

Today, the line between fashion and technology is gradually diminishing. An effective textile supply chain management has become a balancing act between cost, quality, availability and environmental aspects. This is because short product cycles and long production time may lead to forecasting errors and huge variation between the supply and demand. As a result, apparel companies are fast embracing tools like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for easy workflows and heightened productivity. From the producers of raw material to the grinners, agents, spinners, and fabric makers, these technologies help manage the end to end processes in the arena.

Further, on the consumer side, the textile and apparel sector is incorporating trends like big data, analytics, mobile apps, smart textiles, and interactive dressing rooms that are instrumental in transforming the customers' shopping experience.

Amidst these developments, to help CIOs find the right textile technology solution provider for their enterprises, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top players from scores of textile technology solution providers.

In our selection process, we looked at the vendor’s capability to fulfill the need for cost-effective and flexible solutions that add value to the complex textile technology landscape. We present to you CIO Review’s 20 Most Promising Textile and Apparel Technology Solution Providers 2016.

Company Name

Company Description

Alvanon Equips fashion retailers,and brands with world-class growth, customer engagement, product development and supply chain strategies
Apparel Business Systems Provides comprehensive web-enabled ERP software solutions for distributors, manufactures, importers and wholesalers
CenterStone Technologies Helping brand marketers connect with their customers through wholesale e-commerce sales tools and order management software
Cin7 Provider of inventory, point of sale and supply chain software for the fashion retailers and wholesalers
Datacolor Provider of color management solutions and color communication technology
Edge AX Offers comprehensive business solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Elastic Suite Provides a complete eCatalog, merchandising and order entry platform for retail brands to showcase their products
Expand Systems Provides printing solutions for the digital textile industry including machines, ink, and software
Gerber Technologies Provider of hardware and software systems to automate and effectively manage the product design and manufacturing processes
Instyle Soft Provides ERP, PDM, MRP, CRM, e-commerce and EDI solutions
Matrix Controls Provides process manufacturing industries with plant floor quality and efficiency monitoring and control technology
NGC Software Provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management, ERP, and Shop Floor Control software and services
PA Group Offers implementation, support, training, and business process optimization services built around the Dynamics AX ERP and Dynamics CRM platforms
Predictix Helping retailers make better merchandising, planning and supply chain decisions with predictive analytics and power of the cloud
RepSpark A firm providing the next generation B2B selling solution with end-to-end support for seamless Total Order Life Cycle Management
Runit Systems Provider of cloud-based, effective and easy to use, point-of-sale system
Sapphire Systems Sapphire Systems is a global provider of cloud and on premise enterprise software that works closely with organizations to transform their businesses using industry specific solutions
Simparel Provides end-to-end resource planning and lifecycle management solutions
TUKATECH Provides fashion and apparel product development solutions
Xperia Solutions Provides a range of software solutions, applications and services that deliver operational efficiencies