Sensient Food Colors Boosts Supply Chain Performance with Logility

Global Food and Beverage Color Manufacturer Achieves Greater Forecast Accuracy and Improved Service through Logility Voyager Solutions

ATLANTA — December 13, 2016 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced Sensient Colors, the global leader in food and beverage color, has achieved significant benefits since deploying Logility Voyager Solutions™, including improved visibility across the organization, a double–digit increase in forecast accuracy, and improved service levels through closer collaboration with its customers.

Sensient Food Colors operates a global supply chain providing key ingredients to the food and beverage industry. Moving away from its historical reliance on a combination of ERP solutions and homegrown spreadsheets, the company selected Logility Voyager Solutions for several reasons, including the solution's rich visual interface, capacity to evaluate multiple "what–if" scenarios, as well as the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners and provide advanced analytics to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Logility's comprehensive optimized planning solution has helped transform the Sensient Food Colors supply chain.

"Our customers have come to rely on our ability to produce and deliver the right products that will enable them to meet their business needs," said Kelly Tilton, US Food Colors Supply Chain Director, Sensient Food Colors. "With Logility Voyager Solutions we have the visibility to accurately plan both internal and external demand, which has helped us be more strategic and proactive in aligning our sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations. We have achieved significant double–digit improvements in forecast accuracy and increased service levels, allowing us to serve our customers better."

Serving food and beverage manufacturers, Sensient Food Colors operates two or three levels away from the retail front lines, which presents problems with demand latency and the bullwhip effect, making demand and supply planning extremely challenging. The company turned to Logility to help overcome these complexities by improving visibility to customers and across the intra–company supply chain. Logility's real–time reporting and analytics allow planners and executives to generate insightful "what–if" scenarios that can answer complex business questions and help managers determine the best course of action with a high degree of confidence in their decisions.

"As a leader in their industry, many of the top food and beverage manufacturers rely on Sensient Food Colors to deliver the right ingredients when and where they need them," said Allan Dow, president, Logility. "As supply chains grow increasingly more complex, companies find a combination of homegrown spreadsheets and ERP solutions are not able to provide the accuracy, flexibility and scalability required to meet the fast–paced nature of the business. At Logility, we are excited to see the quick results Sensient Food Colors has achieved and look forward to further helping them improve their business operations."

About Logility
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies realize substantial bottom–line results in record time.  Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management and retail optimization solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory, and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); Integrated Business Planning (IBP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning and allocation; and transportation    planning and management. Logility customers include Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more information about Logility, call 800–762–5207 USA or visit https://logilityinc.wpengine.com.

About Sensient Colors LLC
Sensient Colors brings life to products, adding color and visual enjoyment to food and beverage applications worldwide. Offering unparalleled color innovation and proprietary technologies, Sensient Food Colors applies industry defining color expertise, enhancing brand value through premium sensory appeal and performance. Sensient Colors, LLC is located in St. Louis, Missouri.
For more information about Sensient Food Colors visit http://sensientfoodcolors.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 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.

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