School Specialty Selects Logility Voyager Solutions™
Improved demand visibility, inventory management and forecast accuracy to drive superior customer service
Atlanta (December 7, 2005) Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced that School Specialty, Inc., the leading education company providing supplemental learning products to the preK-12 education market, has selected Logility Voyager Solutions to help improve forecast accuracy, increase demand visibility, manage inventory and drive superior customer service.
School Specialty is the largest U.S. education company providing non-textbook educational resources for students pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It provides a comprehensive offering of products and programs to school districts, school administrators and teachers through the broad distribution of its catalogs, sales representatives and online services.
“At School Specialty we pride ourselves on offering high-quality, innovative products, superior order fulfillment and exceptional customer service to our various levels of buyers in the education market,” said Bob Hedwall, vice president supply management, School Specialty. “We are committed to continued improvement in inventory management and feel strongly that the Logility software will provide the infrastructure required to get to the next level.”
Logility Voyager Solutions for Demand Planning, Inventory Planning and Supply Planning will enable School Specialty to drive accurate forecasts of customer demand, reduce days-on-hand inventory, decrease carrying costs and better serve customers.
“Logility helps keep an organization focused on profitability and provides the infrastructure to support demand-driven strategies,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. “We look forward to working closely with School Specialty to improve supply chain performance, strengthen customer service levels and drive higher visibility of market demand.”
Logility Voyager Solutions enables companies to increase gross margins through reduced costs, better demand visibility, synchronized sourcing, and improved customer service to free up capital and accelerate growth. For more information, visit www.logility.com.
About School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is an education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs, and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities.
Through each of their leading brands, School Specialty designs, develops, and provides PreK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources, and classroom basics. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential.
With more than 1,100 customers worldwide, Logility is the leading provider of collaborative supply chain planning solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions feature performance monitoring capabilities in a single Internet-based framework and provide supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; supply and global sourcing optimization; transportation planning and execution; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Bissell, Huhtamaki UK, Katun Corporation, McCain Foods, Mill’s Pride, Pernod Ricard, Rand McNally, Sigma Aldrich, and VF Corporation. Logility is a majority owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 or visit www.logility.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 challenges and risks associated with integration of acquired product lines and companies; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the Company’s ability to satisfy in a timely manner the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the rules and regulations adopted under that Section; 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, 2005 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, Logility, Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: http://www.logility.com or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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