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NGC® Takes Compliance to a New Level with Latest Releases

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NGC® Takes Compliance to a New Level with Latest Releases of PLM and Global Sourcing Software

CPSIA and 10+2 Support, Enhanced Collaboration Among Key Features in e-PLM 2009 and e-SPS 2009

(MIAMI, MAY 13, 2009) NGC® (New Generation Computing®) today announced the latest releases of the company’s e-PLM®  and e-SPS® software, the most comprehensive solution encompassing the entire product lifecycle for fashion, apparel, footwear and retail.
 
Highlights of e-PLM 2009 and e-SPS 2009 include NGC’s CPSIA Compliance module, the industry’s first solution for managing CPSIA testing, as well as integrated support for the 10+2 Importer Security Filing (ISF) requirements.  e-PLM 2009 and e-SPS 2009 also improve collaboration by further enhancing NGC’s best-in-class web capabilities, making it easier than ever to share work throughout the global supply chain.
 
Simplified management of CPSIA and 10+2 requirements

With its latest releases, NGC makes compliance and testing management an integral part of its software, delivering more extensive compliance capabilities than any other PLM or global sourcing solution provider.
 
NGC’s CPSIA Compliance software is available as an optional module for e-PLM and e-SPS or as a standalone product.  It allows retailers and manufacturers to easily manage the process of requesting, tracking, approving and sending the General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) and Certificate of Compliance (COC) documents that are mandated by the CPSIA. NGC’s software also allows companies to manage the dozens of third-party lab tests that are required for apparel design and production. 
 
Support for 10+2 requirements, formally known as the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, is incorporated throughout e-PLM and e-SPS 2009.  Companies can collect, maintain and manage information needed for 10+2 ISF filings; electronically share the 10+2 information with the agent that is filing the ISF; issue alerts throughout the supply chain regarding 10+2 records; and notify import managers with the 10+2 details of each shipment. 
 
Enhanced web capabilities, new options for Quality Control

NGCmakes it easier than ever to work from remote offices through a number of new web-enabled features, including the ability to now do full style builds on the web in e-PLM 2009.  e-PLM also includes enhancements to the fit, spec and sampling process to allow multiple sizes and size classes per sampling; the ability to maintain color and grade rule tables as well as label and packing instructions over the web; and enhancements to the measurement and spec pages to allow comments and overrides on POMs.   Additional remote capabilities include purchase order entry on the web in e-SPS, giving users in overseas offices the ability to enter PO’s for factories.
 
Supply chain quality continues as a central focus in NGC’s latest software release.  e-SPS 2009 include new options for the Quality module, giving users more flexibility in managing remote inspections and ranking factories for Quality control.
 
“NGC is excited about the 2009 releases of e-PLM and e-SPS, which include the industry’s most advanced solutions for compliance management and a host of other important features,” said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. “Once again NGC takes the lead in providing real answers to some of today’s most important challenges for apparel brands and retailers, and we look forward to helping our customers put these new solutions to work.”
 
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, and improve speed to market and product quality 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 both Inbound Logistics and Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies.   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.
 
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, changes in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company’s products and services, including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner all SEC required filings and the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; the challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company’s revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2008 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

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.