Rocky Shoes and Boots Expands Relationship with New Generation Computing by Selecting NGC’s e-PLM for Product Lifecycle Management
Miami, April 4, 2006 New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that Rocky Shoes and Boots has selected NGC’s integrated product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, e-PLM. Last year Rocky Shoes and Boots installed NGC’s e-SPS, a global sourcing solution, at its Nelsonville, Ohio, headquarters to help streamline sourcing of footwear in real time via the Internet.
With the addition of e-PLM to their previously installed NGC e-SPS solution, Rocky Shoes and Boots, is deploying the most robust fully integrated web-based PLM and global sourcing solution that will streamline design, product development, sourcing, production and inbound logistics.
“By adding NGC’s e-PLM modules to our e-SPS global sourcing solution, we will have real-time visibility on all aspects of the product development lifecycle as well as sourcing and production,” said Mike Brooks, CEO of Rocky Shoes and Boots. “We believe NGC’s end to end PLM and Global Sourcing solution is unique in the market and will give Rocky Shoes and Boots competitive advantage, speed to market and improved efficiencies in our Product Development and Sourcing areas.”
“Rocky Boots and Shoes recognized the importance today of deploying fully integrated Web-based sourcing and PLM tools to take control of what has become a truly global manufacturing process for footwear and sewn products,” said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. “We are excited to have Rocky Boots and Shoes expand their relationship with us and we continue to look forward to working with them on this important implementation.”
NGC’s e-SPS with e-PLM 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., Armani Exchange, Carter’s, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Rocky Shoes and Boots, Westpoint Home and Wilsons Leather.
About Rocky Shoes and Boots
Rocky Shoes and Boots is a Nelsonville, Ohio-based manufacturer and retailer of outdoor and occupational footwear. Founded in 1932, the company has more than 3,000 retail and catalog outlets nationwide. For more information, visit www.rockyboots.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-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 email@example.com 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.