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Cache Chooses NGC for PLM and Global Sourcing

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NGC’s Supply Chain Solutions Will Help Cache Shorten the Product Lifecycle, Collaborate With Global Trading Partners, Manage Raw Materials

(MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009) NGC (New Generation Computing) today announced that Cache, a nationwide specialty retailer of sophisticated women’s sportswear and dresses, has selected NGC’s e-PLM(r) and e-SPS(r) software. Cache will implement NGC’s PLM and global sourcing solution as its strategic platform to improve speed to market, collaboration and efficiency throughout the retailer’s product development and production process.

NGC’s web-based software provides Cache with an end-to-end solution that encompasses the retailer’s entire product lifecycle — including assortment planning; financial line planning; costing and pre-production; management of purchase orders and Work in Progress; and quality control. NGC’s software also includes raw materials management, which will allow Cache to closely manage the purchase and usage of all raw material inventories located around the world. With NGC’s raw materials management capabilities, Cache will be able to instantly access detailed information on raw materials in all locations worldwide at all times — a key to improving efficiency and controlling costs.

e-PLM and e-SPS streamline product design and production through centralized data that provides a “single version of the truth” and a web-based portal that greatly simplifies communications and collaboration throughout the global supply chain. The software’s automated calendars automatically trigger alerts when events and activities don’t happen on time — ensuring that key deadlines are met and ultimately shortening the design/production process.

“NGC’s software will facilitate real-time collaboration with our vendors about styles and production orders, and will enable Cache to deliver the highest quality goods while also controlling costs and improving turnaround time,” said Joanne Marselle, Vice President of Planning and Production for Cache.

“The advanced tools such as factory profiling, vendor scorecards, and exception and milestone reporting offered by NGC’s e-PLM will allow Cache to align itself with best suppliers, produce more efficiently, and improve margins,” said Ashok Gandhi, Vice President of Finance for Cache.

“Cache is a premier women’s specialty retailer, and NGC is excited that Cache has selected e-PLM and e-SPS,” said Alan Brooks, President, NGC. “Today’s announcement underscores the fact that, even in the midst of a recession, NGC has continued to add some of the industry’s most recognized retailers and brands as customers. It’s a testimony to the strength of NGC’s core PLM and global sourcing solutions, and a tribute to the hard work, experience and dedication of NGC employees around the world.”

About Cache, Inc.

Cache is a nationwide, mall-based specialty retailer of sophisticated sportswear and social occasion dresses targeting style-conscious women who have a youthful attitude and are self-confident. Cache currently operates 290 stores, primarily situated in central locations in high traffic, upscale malls in 43 states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.cache.com.

About NGC

NGC (New Generation Computing) 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(r)), Global Sourcing (e-SPS(r)) and ERP (RedHorse(r)). 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(r), A|X Armani Exchange(r), Carter’s(r), Casual Male Retail Group(r), Maggy London, R.G. Barry, Hugo Boss(r), Dick’s Sporting Goods, Isda & Co., Tristan & America(r), 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. /quotes/comstock/15*!amsw.a (AMSW.A 6.23, +0.17, +2.81%).

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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