STEPS Inc. Streamlines Production with New Version of Shop Floor Control Software from NGC

  STEPS Inc. Streamlines Production with New Version of Shop Floor Control
  Software from NGC

Business Wire

MIAMI -- November 13, 2012

NGC Software® today announced that STEPS Inc., a non-profit organization that
employs individuals with disabilities to manufacture uniforms and military
apparel, has upgraded to the latest version of NGC’s Shop Floor Control
software.

STEPS’ services assist individuals with disabilities to become fully
integrated, tax-paying members of their local communities. An NGC customer for
over 14 years, STEPS has managed its Victoria, Virginia manufacturing facility
with NGC’s Shop Floor Control. The latest version allows STEPS to improve
operational efficiency and increase production output through enhanced
reporting capabilities, improved resource planning and elimination of
bottlenecks—all on one system.

The new features of NGC’s Shop Floor Control include the following:

Improved production with fast, easy reporting. NGC Shop Floor Control’s daily
reporting gives STEPS clear visibility and insight into the productivity of
its factory, allowing the company to control costs more effectively.

Increased operational efficiency. The new NGC software will allow STEPS to
easily analyze labor utilization on a daily basis, enabling STEPS to control
costs and provide visibility and insight into productivity of its factories.

Assured Quality Control. STEPS’ reputation for producing high quality garments
is supported through NGC’s Shop Floor Control quality control features. NGC’s
software collects data in real-time and provides STEPS with highly detailed
quality reports.

“STEPS provides extremely beneficial services to members of its community and
to its customers,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D,
NGC Software. “NGC produces the most complete and widely installed shop floor
control system available in the industry, and we're pleased to continue our
long-term relationship with STEPS to help the organization continue its work.”

About NGC

NGC Software is a leading provider of PLM, Supply Chain Management, ERP and
Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer
products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs,
improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and
testing.  NGC has received top rankings by many leading industry analysts and
has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound
Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s,
Casual Male, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF
Corporation, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles,
Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary
of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). 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, continuing U.S.
and global economic uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery,
unpredictability and the irregular pattern of future revenues, dependence on
particular market segments or customers, competitive pressures, delays,
product liability and warranty claims and other risks associated with new
product development, undetected software errors, market acceptance of the
Company’s products, technological complexity, the challenges and risks
associated with integration of acquired product lines, companies and services,
as well as a number of other risk factors that could affect the Company’s
future performance. For further information about risks the Company could
experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's current
Form 10-K 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.

TRADEMARKS: NGC, NGC Software and New Generation Computing are registered
trademarks of New Generation Computing.

Contact:

NGC Software
Marisol Gomez
Director of Marketing
mgomez@ngcsoftware.com
305-556-9122
or
Jeff Ketner
Ketner Group (for NGC)
jeff@ketnergroup.com
512-794-8876
 
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