NGC’s Apparel Sourcing and PLM Solution Helps Casual Male Capture Prestigious Fusion Award from RIS News
Casual Male is Recognized for its Implementation of NGC’s e-SPS to Manage Design and Sourcing of Private Labels
MIAMI – Sept. 26, 2006 – New Generation Computing (NGC) today announced that the company’s e-SPS solution for global apparel sourcing and product lifecycle management (PLM) has helped Casual Male, the largest retailer of big and tall men’s apparel, receive recognition from RIS News with a 2006 Fusion Award in the Supply Chain category. NGC, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), is the market leader in product lifecycle management, global sourcing solutions and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the apparel and sewn products industries.
“NGC congratulates Casual Male on receiving this prestigious award, and for the company’s vision in using technology to support extremely complex, mission-critical business processes,” said Alan Brooks, president of NGC. “Casual Male is recognized throughout the retail and apparel industries for its technology leadership, and NGC’s solutions will help Casual Male realize faster speed to market and increased visibility throughout its design and sourcing processes.”
Casual Male is implementing 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 is enabling 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.
“Casual Male is honored to be one of the recipients of the RIS News 2006 Fusion Awards,” said Dennis Heinreich, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Casual Male. “NGC has proven to be a valued and strategic technology partner to Casual Male, and the company’s PLM and sourcing solution will help Casual Male continue to lower cost and improve the quality of our private label merchandise, while responding quickly to consumer demand.”
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 (NGC) is a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, product lifecycle management and global sourcing solutions 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, Russell Corp., Carter’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Casual Male, Gold Toe Brands Inc, Haggar Clothing Company, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., Armani Exchange, Maidenform Inc., Wilsons Leather, Rocky Brands and Valley Apparel.
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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