Top 20 Textile and Apparel Technology Companies - 2017

Top 20 Textile and Apparel Technology Companies - 2017

It is no secret that the digital transformation initiatives in the textile and apparel industry are gaining momentum as the organizations grapple for more market share by proactively responding to the latest fashion trends. Technologies like computer-aided design and manufacturing, material handling systems, supervision and planning applications are helping the industry to visualize, create, and market products in ways that were not possible before. For instance, the implementation of holistic PLM or ERP solution leads to improved cost structure, a marked reduction in manufacturing time and quicker time-to-market.

However, the availability of a plethora of textile and apparel technology solutions can be quite overwhelming for CIOs scouting for the right fit for their organizations. The right solutions will help them judge customer demands with accuracy and develop products that boost customer relationship and loyalty. They will also help their skilled workforces work smarter and faster. In order to assist CIOs with identifying the right textile solution providers, CIOReview presents, “20 Most Promising Textile and Apparel Technology Solution Providers 2017”.

In the last few months, a distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts including the CIOReview editorial board reviewed and selected the top twenty companies in the textile and apparel technology solutions domain. In our selection process, we evaluated a vendor’s capability to fulfill the textile and apparel industry’s need for cost-effective and value-adding business and automation solutions. The shortlisted firms are at the forefront of tackling the challenges associated with modern-day apparel business lifecycle.

Company Name

Company Description

Acctivate Provides inventory management software that helps wholesale/ distribution companies to resolve issues regarding inventory and operations
Alvanon Provides services to optimize customer engagement and retention; accelerate time to market; and promote top-line growth and bottom line profitability in the textile industry
Apparel Business Systems Provides software solutions dedicated to the apparel, footwear and sewn products industries
Apptricity Corporation Provides Internet of Things (IoT) M2M mobile and web solutions for supply chain management (SCM) and spend management
Aria Systems Provides Comprehensive ERP software specifically designed for the Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Home Furnishings and Textiles industries
ASAP Systems Provides mature solutions for automated data collection and tracking of assets and inventory to the textile industries
CenterStone Technologies Provider of digital marketing, sales tools and professional strength order management software (OMS) for footwear and apparel brands
Cin7 Provider of all-in-one cloud inventory, POS, EDI and 3PL for managing retail and wholesale in industries including textile
Elastic Suite Inc Provides a complete eCatalog, merchandising and order entry platform to showcase products and brand story
Expand Systems Renders a Comprehensive Custom Digital Printing Solution
Gerber Technology The company develops and manufactures software and hardware automation systems to improve the efficiency for product design and development processes
InStyle Software Provides best-of-breed software solutions for apparel, footwear and accessories companies
natific AG Offers solutions for digitizing color management and manufacturing supply chain to enhance operational efficiency and return on investment
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
Polygon Software Polygon Software is a worldwide provider of software solutions for the sewn-goods industry and textile mill
SAP [NYSE: SAP] Offes textile solutions that streamlines complex supply chains and maximizes supply chain and plant visibility
Simparel Offers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and many more innovative software solutions tailored to meet the uniqe needs of fashion industry
Smartling Translation software and service provider that helps ambitious brands access more markets, deliver better experiences, and build stronger relationships
Tukatech Tukatech is the garment and apparel industry's one of the leading providers of fashion technology solutions