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Byer California Transforms Design Productivity with NGC’s PLM Solution


NGC’s PLM improves workflow and standardizes product development at Byer California

MIAMI—Sept. 25, 2017— NGC Software, a leading provider of cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) applications, today announced that Byer California, the creators of on-trend, affordable clothes for young women, has implemented NGC’s PLM. Byer California has improved workflow and standardized product development with NGC’s solution, providing complete visibility and control from concept to delivery.

Prior to implementing NGC’s PLM solution, Byer California used a legacy PDM application to create spec packages. Although the immediate need was to replace the legacy application, the company took the opportunity to broaden the scope to include other product development areas, such as design, preproduction and production.

“After extensively reviewing other PLM software providers, we selected NGC Software because of its long history working with manufacturers and clear understanding of Byer California’s needs,” said Nadine Manfredi, director of strategy and solutions, Byer California. “The user interface was clean and easy to use, and NGC offered it in a way that wasn’t overly complicated, allowing us to easily support the technology internally.”

Byer California has completed the first two phases of a four-phase implementation on schedule. The transition period from the old legacy system to the adoption of NGC’s PLM was immediate, as users eagerly moved away from spreadsheets to the new streamlined, standardized processes. “The NGC customer support team was instrumental in helping implement and adapt the software to fit our processes,” said Manfredi.

Byer California has already seen important benefits from NGC’s PLM, including better visibility to information, improved workflow, enhanced data accuracy, consistency of document format and process standardization. As more staff transition to PLM, the company expects to realize even more benefits.

“NGC’s PLM platform plays a critical role in helping Byer California ensure products are on time, on trend and on budget,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales and development, NGC Software. “NGC’s PLM is specifically designed to help companies like Byer California reach the levels of performance, collaboration and responsiveness needed to win in today’s fast-paced fashion and retail industries.”

Learn more about NGC’s PLM solution here.

About NGC
NGC Software powers the Connected Enterprise for retailers and brand owners with the Andromeda® Cloud Platform, including solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), global quality control, and vendor compliance.

NGC customers include Billabong, Canada Goose, Carter’s, Destination XL, Foot Locker, Nicole Miller, Rocky Brands, Spanx, Sport Obermeyer, VF Corporation, Williamson-Dickie and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.

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