American Software Achieves Filing Objectives

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American Software Achieves Filing Objectives

ATLANTA (October 17, 2005) – American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSAE) announced today that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2005, its amended quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2005 and its quarterly report on Form 10Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2005, all by its previously announced targeted filing date of October 14, 2005. With these filings, American Software is now current on all of its annual and quarterly SEC filings.

About American Software, Inc.

Headquartered in Atlanta, American Software develops, markets and supports one of the industry’s most comprehensive offering of integrated business applications, including enterprise-wide, supply chain management, Internet commerce, financial, warehouse management and manufacturing packages. e-Intelliprise™ is a total ERP/supply chain management suite, which leverages Internet connectivity and includes multiple manufacturing methodologies, full global capability and integrated data marts. American Software owns 86% of Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative supply chain planning solutions via the Internet. New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software, is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers, retailers, importers and other businesses in the sewn-products industry. www.amsoftware.com or E-mail: askasi@amsoftware.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 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, 2004 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information, contact: American Software, 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305 (800) 726-2946. (404) 261-4381. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: www.amsoftware.com or E-mail: askasi@amsoftware.com

Contact Information:
Vince Klinges
Chief Financial Officer
(404) 264-5477
vklinges@amsoftware.com