This IDC Retail Insights report provides a detailed vendor assessment of the retail product life-cycle (PLM) applications market as it applies to apparel, footwear, and hardlines products. This assessment covers the quantitative and qualitative characteristics as well as the vendors of the retail PLM applications market. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short and the long term.