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SRI Extends Its PLM Capabilities With NGC’s Global Enterprise Suite

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MIAMI, FL – Jan. 7, 2014 – NGC® today announced that SRI has selected NGC’s Global Enterprise Suite, extending the capabilities of its current NGC Fashion PLM system by adding NGC’s ERP and Supply Chain Management (SCM) software. SRI is a global apparel company headquartered in Bozeman, MT, with the worldwide license to design, manufacture and distribute Cat® branded apparel.

SRI selected the additional NGC software to provide a strategic platform for its rapidly growing business. The Global Enterprise Suite includes NGC’s best-of-breed applications for PLM, ERP and Supply Chain Management in a fully integrated suite that improves workflows, productivity and speed to market. The flexibility of the Global Enterprise Suite will allow SRI to easily configure the system to its requirements.

NGC’s experience in the apparel industry was a major factor in SRl’s decision to expand its relationship with NGC. “NGC speaks the same language we speak, and that made us feel comfortable with continuing to build on NGC software,” said John Curtis, project manager, SRI. “NGC’s Global Enterprise Suite will provide a solid foundation for our business, and we have the additional advantage of working with a single vendor for all of our solutions.”

The integration between NGC’s PLM, SCM and ERP solutions provides a significant advantage for SRI. “One of the immediate benefits is the PLM module will feed directly into the ERP system. For us, this will be a big efficiency gain,” Curtis said. “Information will flow from the PLM and SCM systems into the ERP and out into the warehouse management system, which will eliminate the need to manually re-enter data.”

“NGC is pleased to expand our relationship with SRI,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC. “The Global Enterprise Suite will provide the right combination to help SRI’s continued growth.”

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 Logistics, SupplyChainBrain 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/.

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