Casual Male Retail Group Selects New Generation Computing’s e-SPS to Manage Product Lifecycle Management and Global Sourcing
Miami, April 4, 2006 New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that Casual Male, the largest retailer of big and tall men’s apparel with retail operations throughout North America, has selected NGC’s e-SPS, a web-based integrated PLM and Global Sourcing solution.
Casual Male will install NGC’s e-SPS at its Canton, Mass., headquarters to help streamline design, product development, sourcing, production and inbound logistics. NGC’s e-SPS solution will enable Casual Male’s global sourcing team to improve efficiencies and gain real time visibility from initial product concept to receipt in its distribution centers and retail outlets via the Internet.
NGC’s e-SPS will provide us with transparency to our entire product development lifecycle as well as global sourcing functions and will enhance our ability to carefully monitor operations by providing end-to-end visibility from design to the customer,” said Jack McKinney, CIO of Casual Male Retail Group. “e-SPS is unique in that it provides for both Product Development and Global Sourcing in one integrated application. This was a key factor to our decision,” said Roger Mayerson, VP of Global Sourcing of Casual Male Retail Group.
“As a major retailer and brand leader, Casual Male recognizes the importance of deploying NGC’s web-based integrated PLM and Global Sourcing solution to take control of what has become a truly global manufacturing process for sewn products and apparel,” said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. “We are excited to have Casual Male 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-PLM, 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., A|X Armani Exchange, Carter’s, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Rocky Shoes and Boots, Westpoint Home and Wilsons Leather.
About Casual Male Retail Group, Inc.
CMRG, the largest retailer of big and tall men’s apparel with retail operations throughout the United States, London, Canada and England, operates 496 Casual Male Big & Tall stores, 13 Casual Male at Sears-Canada stores, 22 Rochester Big and Tall stores and a direct to consumer business which includes catalog and two e-commerce sites. The Company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol “CMRG.”
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-PLM, 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.
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.