Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. Selects New Generation Computing’s e-PDM to Streamline PLM Processes and Increase Speed to Market
MIAMI, Jan.12, 2005 – New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc. (“Wilsons Leather”) has selected NGC’s product lifecycle management (PLM) technology e-PDM, Internet Product Development Manager. Wilsons Leather implemented NGC’s e-SPS, Web-based sourcing and production system, in 2002.
Wilsons Leather recently installed the software at its Minneapolis, MN headquarters. e-PDM will help Wilsons Leather to develop products efficiently and quickly. e-PDM expands upon traditional product data management software and offers merchandising, design, product development, sourcing and manufacturing professionals the advanced tools needed to better manage the entire product lifecycle.
“We have enjoyed our four year relationship with NGC and have been extremely satisfied with its software’s capabilities and outstanding service and support,” said Jeff Orton, CIO with Wilsons Leather. “e-PDM will be a wonderful addition to the e-SPS modules that have enabled us to get products into the hands of our customers faster.”
“Having already installed NGC’s e-SPS, Wilsons Leather will complete its end-to-end product lifecycle management and global sourcing management system with the implementation of e-PDM,” said Alan Brooks, president of New Generation Computing. “We’re excited about Wilsons Leather’s latest implementation and look forward to continue to provide the company with tools that help them to increase speed to market and improve collaborative communications.”
About Wilsons Leather
Wilsons Leather is the leading specialty retailer of leather outerwear, accessories and apparel in the United States. As of December 31, 2005, Wilsons Leather operated 428 stores located in 45 states, including 304 mall stores, 110 outlet stores and 14 airport stores. The Company regularly supplements its permanent mall stores with seasonal stores during its peak selling season from October through January.
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-PDM, 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; AMAS, a specialized apparel business control, accounting, import management and MRP system; and Full Package.
NGC is headquartered in Miami. Its customers include VF Corporation, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Wilsons Leather, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., Kellwood Company, Hugo Boss, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Russell Corp., Little Me, Haggar Clothing Company, Maidenform Inc. and William Carter Co. 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.