Aberdeen Group and Logility Present “Streamlining the S&OP Process” Webcast
Latest Research Shows a Strong S&OP Foundation Improves Customer Service,
Forecast Accuracy, Cash-to-Cash Conversion, and Gross Profit Margin
ATLANTA -- November 29, 2012
Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the
supply chain, and Aberdeen Group, a global, full-service, multi-channel
marketing services firm with deep expertise in developing research-based
technology marketing content, will present an educational webcast where
attendees will learn how to streamline their sales and operations planning
(S&OP) process. Bryan Ball, vice president and principal analyst, supply chain
management, Aberdeen Group, will explore the latest findings from his report
“S&OP: A Critical Process for Superior Performance” while Logility’s Karin
Bursa will share insights drawn from helping companies streamline and
accelerate their S&OP process for more than 15 years. This live webcast,
“Streamlining the Sales and Operations Planning Process”, is hosted by APICS
and will begin Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:00 am ET.
The monthly S&OP meeting is a critically important, high-level decision-making
activity that sets the overall direction for the company for strategic,
operational and tactical activities. According to Aberdeen best-in-class
companies have nearly a 10 percent improvement in customer service rates and a
38 day cash-to-cash cycle advantage over all other businesses. S&OP cannot be
completed effectively without reliable, accurate information. The S&OP team
must have up-to-date information regarding future time-phased demand,
production capabilities, inventory status, and any limitations on resource
availability to realize these best-in-class benefits.
In this APICS webcast attendees will gain valuable insight into the best
practices of leading companies and how they develop their world-class S&OP
processes. The event will discuss real-world examples of how companies in
various industries have improved their operations through the use of advanced
supply chain management software as the foundation for the S&OP process.
For more information or to register for this free December 5, 2012 webcast,
please visit: http://www.logility.com/apics-aberdeen-2012.
Aberdeen’s report is also available for download here: S&OP: A Critical
Process for Superior Performance.
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of
collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium,
large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in
record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management
solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides
supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales
and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization;
manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management;
and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender Musical
Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon
Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of
American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility,
call 800-762-5207 USA or visit http://www.logility.com.
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
Logility’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 and
American Software could experience as well as other information, please refer
to American Software, Inc’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.
Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a
trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are
registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.
Justin Siefert, 404-264-5485
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