Trent Ltd., a Tata Group company and operator of Trent Westside, one of India s largest and fastest growing retailers, is planning to deploy the ENOVIA Apparel Accelerator for design & development.

With 38 Westside stores in India and plans to expand rapidly in 2010, Trent Ltd. will need to manage its margin and profitability by rapidly responding to changing market conditions and consumer trends. A key element of its long term success will be based on how effectively the company is able to work with the core elements in their ecosystem including internal resources, partners, buyers, sourcing offices and suppliers, according to a statement.

Dassault Syst mes (DS) a player in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, will provide the accelerator to Trent. According to Dassault, the ENOVIA Accelerator that takes nine weeks to implement, will be integrated with Trent s existing ERP systems. Greater visibility into the new product development process will enable the company to reduce sample development time and increase seasonal options by leveraging the market knowledge and design capabilities of key suppliers while also tracking commodity prices to negotiate better costs with them.