Blair Corp Selects New Generation Computing’s e-SPS to Help Streamline Global Production
MIAMI, February 13, 2006 – New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that Blair Corporation has selected NGC’s Web-based sourcing and production system, e-SPS to help streamline its global sourcing and production of apparel and home furnishings.
Blair Corporation will install the software at its Warren, Pennsylvania headquarters. e-SPS will enable the company’s global sourcing team to improve efficiencies and gain visibility in the production lifecycle in real time via the Internet.
“NGC’s e-SPS will enhance our ability to carefully monitor our global sourcing operations by providing end-to-end visibility,” said Larry Vicini, Vice President, Merchandise Procurement, Blair Corporation. “We conducted extensive research and found that NGC’s software products are closely aligned with our needs as an apparel and home products retailer sourcing the majority of our merchandise overseas.”
“We’ve worked closely with Blair Corporation’s project team to address both their short- and long-term sourcing needs. The company is one of many retailers, manufacturers and brand managers realizing the importance today of deploying Web-based sourcing tools to take control of what has become a truly global manufacturing process for sewn products and other goods, said Alan Brooks, president, NGC.” We are excited to have Blair Corporation as a new NGC customer and look forward to working with them on this important implementation.”
NGC’s e-SPS with e-PDM consists of 11 software modules: e-PDM, e-RFQ’s & Bids, e-Pre Production, e-Production Tracking, e-Collaboration, e-Pack, e-Shipment Tracking, e-Exceptions, e-Quality, e-Reporting, and Event Tracking and Management System. Current e-SPS users include VF Corporation, Russell Corp., Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Armani Exchange, Carter’s, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Rocky Shoes and Boots, Westpoint Home and Wilsons Leather
About Blair Corporation
Headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Blair Corporation sells a broad range of women’s and men’s apparel and home products through direct mail marketing and its Web sites www.blair.com and www.irvinepark.com Blair Corporation employs nearly 2,000 associates (worldwide) and operates facilities and retail outlets in Northwestern Pennsylvania as well as a catalog outlet in Wilmington, Delaware. The company, which has annual sales of approximately $500 million, is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange (Amex:BL). For additional information, please visit www.blair.com.
About New Generation Computing Inc.
New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc., (AMSWA) has 25 years of experience developing software for the apparel and sewn products industries. Manufacturers, brand managers, retailers and importers use NGC’s business applications to manage the design, sourcing and production of finished products. NGC’s business applications include the NGC SQL Series, the only integrated product development, global sourcing and ERP system that is available today to sewn-products enterprises. The NGC SQL Series consists of e-SPS, a global sourcing and production system; e-PDM, a product lifecycle management tool; and RedHorse, a comprehensive ERP system. NGC’s other products are EZ-Ship, a labeling, scan/pack and shipping system; e-RMM, a raw-material management system; TPM, a shop-floor control and manufacturing execution system; AMAS, a specialized apparel business control, accounting, import management and MRP system; and Full Package.
NGC is headquartered in Miami. Its customers include: VF Corporation, Russell Corp., Carter’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Gold Toe Brands Inc, Haggar Clothing Company, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., Armani Exchange, Maidenform Inc., Wilsons Leather, and Rocky Shoes & Boots. For more information, call NGC at (305) 556-9122, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ngcsoftware.com.
Forward Looking Statements
It should be noted that 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 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 American Software, Inc. Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2005 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.
Alec J. Rosen
AJR& Partners, Inc.