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Backbone ‑ Product Development

Tech Packs and PLM Tools for DTC Fashion and Apparel Brands

From $99/month. 14-day free trial. Additional charges may apply.

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Create Tech Packs Faster

Create and share professional tech packs in minutes! Leverage your product data and templates to build custom tech packs in a few clicks.

Centralized Product Data

Eliminate hours of manual data entry and make up-to-date product details available to your whole team at all times.

Adobe Illustrator Plugin

Enhance your design workflow by syncing changes and updates directly from Illustrator into your product libraries and tech packs.

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Backbone ‑ Product Development

Backbone ‑ Product Development

Backbone empowers direct-to-consumer fashion and apparel brands with the tools you need to develop products at digital speed while scaling for growth.

We’ve been in your shoes. You’ve got a small team, amazing products, and a whole lot of data in spreadsheets and folders to contain them all. Backbone for Shopify customers was created by the team at Backbone PLM to help you bring order to the chaos, professionalize your product development process, and unlock your potential for growth.

Professionalized Product Development

Create tech packs in minutes, standardize size specifications, reduce errors, and create professional line sheets. Backbone’s centralized system of record helps you progress through the development process with ease.

Increase Speed to Market

A lot of production time is wasted looking for product information. Backbone’s cloud-based system of interconnected libraries gives your team constant access to updated product information so they move at digital speed.

Empower Creativity

Powerful features like our Adobe Illustrator plugin save time for designers, empowering them to do what they do best - design. Sketches and product images are easily synced as revisions and samples occur.

Backbone Features

  • Centralized Product Information - Work efficiently by giving your whole team access to the most updated product data.

  • Tech Packs in Minutes - Dynamic product and component libraries make it easy to create and share tech packs quickly.

  • Adobe Illustrator Integration - Save design time by syncing Adobe Illustrator files directly into Backbone as updates are made.

  • Sync Products to Shopify - Get a head start on creating new products in your Shopify store by syncing product names and descriptions directly from Backbone.

  • Swatches & Pantone Libraries - Manage custom colorways and access all Pantone libraries, which are pre-populated in the system.

  • Size Specification Management - Standardize size specs and fit across styles with reusable, editable graded rules and measurements.

  • Better Sample Management - Collect feedback, track progress, and collaborate better on production phase samples.

  • Professional Line Sheets - Create visual product reports that compile key data for greater visibility as you collaborate with internal and external partners.

  • Dynamic Data - Eliminate hours of manual data entry! Updates made in one place auto-populate everywhere else in the app.

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
Backbone ‑ Product Development

Backbone ‑ Product Development

Backbone empowers direct-to-consumer fashion and apparel brands with the tools you need to develop products at digital speed while scaling for growth.

We’ve been in your shoes. You’ve got a small team, amazing products, and a whole lot of data in spreadsheets and folders to contain them all. Backbone for Shopify customers was created by the team at Backbone PLM to help you bring order to the chaos, professionalize your product development process, and unlock your potential for growth.

Professionalized Product Development

Create tech packs in minutes, standardize size specifications, reduce errors, and create professional line sheets. Backbone’s centralized system of record helps you progress through the development process with ease.

Increase Speed to Market

A lot of production time is wasted looking for product information. Backbone’s cloud-based system of interconnected libraries gives your team constant access to updated product information so they move at digital speed.

Empower Creativity

Powerful features like our Adobe Illustrator plugin save time for designers, empowering them to do what they do best - design. Sketches and product images are easily synced as revisions and samples occur.

Backbone Features

  • Centralized Product Information - Work efficiently by giving your whole team access to the most updated product data.

  • Tech Packs in Minutes - Dynamic product and component libraries make it easy to create and share tech packs quickly.

  • Adobe Illustrator Integration - Save design time by syncing Adobe Illustrator files directly into Backbone as updates are made.

  • Sync Products to Shopify - Get a head start on creating new products in your Shopify store by syncing product names and descriptions directly from Backbone.

  • Swatches & Pantone Libraries - Manage custom colorways and access all Pantone libraries, which are pre-populated in the system.

  • Size Specification Management - Standardize size specs and fit across styles with reusable, editable graded rules and measurements.

  • Better Sample Management - Collect feedback, track progress, and collaborate better on production phase samples.

  • Professional Line Sheets - Create visual product reports that compile key data for greater visibility as you collaborate with internal and external partners.

  • Dynamic Data - Eliminate hours of manual data entry! Updates made in one place auto-populate everywhere else in the app.

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Pricing 14-day free trial

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Backbone Lite

$99/month

Each additional user will be charged at $99/month

  • Product & Component Libraries
  • Tech Packs
  • Adobe Illustrator Integration
  • Swatches & Pantone Libraries
  • Manage Size Specs & Samples
  • Line Sheets

Backbone PLM

$199/month

billed at $2,388 once per year

Each additional user will be charged at $2388/year

  • Everything in Backbone Lite plus:
  • Point of Measure Library
  • Item View & Component Utilization Reports
  • Unlimited Custom Fields
  • CSV Exporting

* All charges are billed in USD.
** Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

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  • 1981a

    Location United States
    Time spent using app About 1 month

    Backbone is the app you've always dreamed about and have been waiting for. It is an essential tool for our company's product development and management.

  • Comrad Dev

    Location United States
    Time spent using app 8 days

    Really happy to finally see something come to life in the PLM space that functions great and also is affordable for brands of all sizes. Backbone has brought everything into once space, and out of the scattered spread sheets, PDFs, and other various file formats. One source of truth for all things product and product development. It is also very intuitive to use and the walk-through demos are a HUGE plus.

  • Period Correct

    Location United States
    Time spent using app 2 months

    Backbone is great. It helped us finally get our product data organized (we had it in a bunch of different spreadsheets before). We've also used the app to create tech packs for vendors which is a big win too. So far, customer support has been solid too.

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