About Us

We are a bespoke team of retail experts focused on implementing Product Lifecycle Management solutions for retail, apparel, textiles manufacturing, footwear and consumer goods companies. With our deep understanding of the retail environment, product development and the pressure to reduce lead times, we work closely with our customers to analyse and identify challenges and opportunities, implement optimal digital solutions and embrace innovative processes.

We are a South African company passionate about the success of our local industry, and are proud to partner with global PLM leader, Centric Software, bringing industry best practice to Southern Africa’s textile, clothing, consumer goods, manufacturers, and local supplier communities.

Some of South Africa’s largest retailers and manufacturers have chosen Centric to manage their product development needs on a daily basis, and we are honoured to work with Woolworths, Cape Union Mart, The Foschini Group, Ackermans, Ninian & Lester and Truworths.


Woolworths successfully implements Centric PLM

Cape Union Mart launches PLM journey

Ninian & Lester selects Centric PLM

Enhancing speed and accuracy at Ackermans


Combining retail industry focus, technical expertise, and business systems experience, Cogworks provides Centric Software implementation and support services. With us, local customers are well supported and the costs of project implementation are reduced. We provide customers with full solution implementation and project management services;

Software System configuration services

Project Management

Business analysis and solution design

System integration services

Change management and training

Ongoing operational support services

Our Approach

Our team are experienced professionals and through the successful implementation of many large scale retail projects, understand collaboration and communication is key to technological solution implementations. Our focus is on delivery and providing value, we don’t follow the “old school” consulting model, absorbed with billing hours and hours of expensive locked in resources, and hence also draw specialists from our large network of independent consultants to complement our team and projects, when and as needed.

Understanding that user adoption is the ultimate indicator of successful project implementations, our team are well versed in utilising an Agile Methodology™ approach to projects. Implementation is broken down into small manageable chunks where there is constant user involvement, and a strong feedback loop from the user base throughout the span of a project. This ensures that they are handed over a solution that meets their requirements and there are no surprises.

Our Partners


We are very proud to be the local representatives for Centric Software, market leader of Product Lifecycle Management solutions in fashion, retail, luxury, footwear, outdoor, consumer goods and manufacturing.
Intuitive, user friendly and completely web-based solutions. Easy-to-use, “single version of the truth” approach to line planning, global sourcing, calendar management, materials management, costing, quality management, collection management, technical design and retail execution .
Centric 8 PLM’s interconnected modules are flexible, configurable and span the entire product process, from concept to customer.
• Get trend-right products to market on time and on budget.
• Expand visibility into deadlines and calendars.
• Improve understanding of materials requirements.
• Mitigate risks.
• Enhance decision-making.


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