NGC Announces Availability of The Production Manager (TPM) Shop-floor Control Management Software in Simplified Chinese

Marti Kirsch

NGC Announces Availability of The Production Manager (TPM) Shop-floor Control Management Software in Simplified Chinese

Miami, March 28, 2006 New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that they have released a version of The Production Manager (TPM) shop-floor control and manufacturing-execution software in Simplified Chinese. The Simplified Chinese version is being announced at Prime Source apparel sourcing tradeshow in Hong Kong (March 28-31).

With many installed customers, NGC’s TPM is the industry leader in shop floor control and incentive payroll environments. The high-performance shop floor control software system is an outstanding solution for any business that is producing sewn products such as apparel, handbags, shoes, hats, bedspreads, etc.

By making TPM available in Simplified Chinese, apparel companies and factories in China will be able to effectively track labor, production and payroll as well as work in process and develop detailed management reports in real time and via the Internet. TPM is a proven global solution to help reduce plant costs and increase operating efficiencies.

“NGC is excited by the opportunity to offer shop floor management software into Simplified Chinese for the rapidly growing market in China where we are currently working with many of the world’s leading brands and manufacturers,” said Alan Brooks, president and CEO, NGC. “Our Simplified Chinese language version of TPM will provide Chinese factory managers with the same real-time shop floor management tools and reports that multinationals now employ, but in their own language.”

TPM Highlights include bar coded coupon for rapid entry of daily production and payroll data, detailed department and plant costing, track employee performance, calculate payroll for incentive and non-incentive employees and display status of WIP, as well as many other features.

TPM is available as a stand alone package or it can be integrated into NGC’s Internet Sourcing and Production System (eSPS).

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 or visit

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.

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