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NGC Earns Top 10 Rankings in Over a Dozen Categories in Retail Industry’s Most Prestigious Guide to Software Vendors

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NGC Is the Only PLM Vendor Rated In Key Categories Including Overall Performance, Total Cost of Operations,
Technology Innovation and Customer Satisfaction by Apparel Retailers

MIAMI, FL—Dec. 4, 2013—NGC today announced that it earned top 10 rankings in more than a dozen categories in the 2013 RIS News Software LeaderBoard. The LeaderBoard, now in its 13th year, is an influential guide to best-in-class retail technology software companies. Based entirely on retailer evaluations, the LeaderBoard ranks technology vendors based on customer satisfaction across a wide range of criteria, serving as an objective guide to help retailers find the vendors and solutions they need.

For this year’s Software LeaderBoard, 376 retailers evaluated 99 software vendors across 50 categories. NGC was the only PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) vendor ranked in key areas such as Overall Performance, Total Cost of Operations, Technology Innovation and Customer Satisfaction. NGC earned additional top-10 rankings in categories including Return on Investment, Quality of Service and Recommendation Status, among others.

“The Software LeaderBoard is an extremely rigorous, competitive process, so NGC is to be commended for its exceptionally strong showing,” said Joe Skorupa, group editor-in-chief, RIS News. “Categories such as Technology Innovation, Overall Performance, Total Cost of Operations and Recommendation Status are key measurements of a software vendor’s ability to deliver, and retailers have ranked NGC among the elite in these categories. A record number of retailers participated this year, making NGC’s accomplishments especially noteworthy.”

“The RIS News LeaderBoard is a highly influential guide to the best retail software vendors, and NGC is proud that retailers have recognized NGC as the top-rated PLM vendor in so many categories,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D for NGC. “We are honored to receive this recognition from our customers and others in the retail and apparel industries.”

About NGC

NGC Software is a leading provider of PLM, Supply Chain Management, ERP and Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC earned more than a dozen top-10 rankings in the 2013 RIS News Software LeaderBoard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts. In addition, NGC has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound LogisticsSupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Destination XL, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, 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). For more information, visit http://www.ngcsoftware.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, continuing U.S. and global economic uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery, unpredictability and the irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on particular market segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays, product liability and warranty claims and other risks associated with new product development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of the Company’s products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services, as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s future performance. For further information about risks the Company and American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer to American Software, Inc’s. current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about risks the Company could face as well as other information, contact Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET:http://www.amsoftware.com

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