Evy of California Selects NGC’s SQL Series Software for Complete Apparel Business Solution, from Design to Shipping
Evy to Manage All of its Apparel Divisions Using NGC’s Software Suite for Product Lifecycle Management, Global Sourcing and Apparel ERP
MIAMI – Nov. 13, 2006 – New Generation Computing (NGC) today announced that Evy of California, a leading girls apparel brand, has chosen NGC’s SQL Series software suite to manage all facets of Evy’s business, from apparel design to sourcing and order fulfillment. NGC, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), is the market leader in product lifecycle management, global sourcing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the apparel and sewn products industries.
Evy has grown rapidly in recent years through the addition of new divisions and the expansion of its retail customer base, all while transforming from a domestic manufacturer to a global importer. Evy’s homegrown software could no longer keep up with the demands of a complex, fast-paced business – and NGC® software provided a flexible, integrated and cost-effective solution.
After an intensive review of the apparel industry’s leading software providers, Evy selected the SQL Series software suite, including e-PDM software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), e-SPS® software for Global Sourcing, and RedHorse® software for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Together these products offer the only modular, integrated end-to-end suite of solutions for the apparel and sewn goods industries. The SQL Series software will be implemented across all of Evy’s divisions: Jalate Jeanswear, Fleurish Clothing Company, Brooke Lindsay Collection, Tween Star and Evy of California.
“NGC’s proven ability to handle all the details of our complex import and 807 production mix was a key factor in our decision, along with their advanced EDI capabilities that are continually updated,” said Kurt Kreiser, chief executive officer, Evy of California. “NGC’s people make a real difference, too. They went the extra mile to ensure us that NGC’s software could handle all of Evy’s requirements for each of our divisions.”
“NGC’s integrated software suite will drive new operating efficiencies throughout Evy of California, and we welcome them to our rapidly growing base of customers around the world,” said Alan Brooks, president, NGC.
About Evy of California
Established over 50 years ago as a children’s dress house, Evy of California ( http://www.evy.com) has expanded into an umbrella company (www.179-degrees.com) with multiple divisions in order to support the demanding needs of their retail customers with increased accuracy. With product ranging from license sportswear and girl’s dresses for large retailers, to high-end boutique dresses and girl’s party-wear (Pirouette), in addition to Junior trend fashions for better department stores and specialty shops (www.fleurishclothing.com) and Junior woven bottoms and denim (www.jalate.com), Evy of California Inc. successfully services a wide area of the retail space and continues to grow on all fronts.
About New Generation Computing Inc.
New Generation Computing (NGC) is a leader in product lifecycle management (PLM), global sourcing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the apparel and sewn products industries. Every day NGC solutions help hundreds of leading companies gain real-time visibility, improve speed to market and enhance quality control throughout their supply chain. Customers include VF Corporation®, A|X Armani Exchange®, Russell Corp®, Carter’s®, Casual Male Retail Group®, Haggar Clothing Company, Landau Uniform, Hugo Boss, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Vikki Vi, Isda & Co., lululemon athletica, Tristan & America®, Axis®, Wilson’s Leather® and many others.
Headquartered in Miami, NGC has offices in New York and Los Angeles, as well as China, India, Mexico and El Salvador. NGC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. 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, 2006 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.
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