(MIAMI, JUNE 30, 2009) NGC® (New Generation Computing®) today announced that Billabong has selected NGC’s e-PLM® for Product Lifecycle Management and e-SPS® for Global Sourcing and Visibility. NGC’s software will be implemented worldwide as a strategic PLM and global sourcing solution for Billabong across all of the company’s regions and brands.
Billabong selected NGC after a detailed and rigorous evaluation of the industry’s leading PLM vendors. “We chose NGC based on the functionality and ease of use of their solutions, as well as NGC’s deep understanding of the fashion and apparel industries,” said Mike Savage, General Manager of Product Development, Billabong International Limited.
“Billabong is an exciting, dynamic company and one of the hottest brands in action-sports apparel,” said Alan Brooks, President, NGC. “NGC is honored that we were selected by Billabong, and we look forward to a successful implementation.”
Billabong International Limited’s core business is the marketing, distribution, wholesaling and retailing of apparel, accessories, eyewear, wetsuits and hardgoods under the Billabong, Element, Von Zipper, Honolua Surf Company, Kustom, Palmers Surf, Nixon, Xcel, Tigerlily, Sector 9 and DaKine brands.
Billabong International’s products are licensed and distributed in more than 100 countries and are available in approximately 10,000 doors worldwide. For more information, visit www.billabong.com.
About New Generation Computing
NGC delivers fast, proven ROI. Every day, the industry’s best brands and retailers increase gross margins, reduce the cost of goods sold, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage CPSIA compliance with NGC software.
NGC’s SQL Series is a comprehensive suite of integrated, end-to-end solutions for PLM (e-PLM®), Global Sourcing (e-SPS®) and ERP (RedHorse®). NGC received the highest possible ranking in a leading analyst firm’s 2008 report on PLM for apparel and footwear and has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. It’s no wonder that VF Corporation®, A|X Armani Exchange®, Carter’s®, Casual Male Retail Group®, Maggy London, R.G. Barry, Hugo Boss®, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Isda & Co., Tristan & America®, Parigi Group and many other leading companies rely on NGC.
NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, China, India, Mexico and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
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