Logility Announces 2017 SAILS Leadership Award Winners

ChemPoint, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LaCrosse Footwear and Sensient Colors Recognized for Supply Chain Excellence at Connections 2017
ATLANTA — April 4, 2017 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced the recipients of the Logility 2017 SAILS Leadership Award. This year ChemPoint, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LaCrosse Footwear and Sensient Colors were recognized by Logility for driving supply chain excellence through the use of Logility Voyager Solutions™.

The Logility SAILS Leadership Award program recognizes a select group of companies who significantly improved their business planning processes, were able to overcome complex supply chain challenges or demonstrated an on–going commitment and leadership role to continuously improve their supply chain and retail operations. Each of this year’s award recipients demonstrate success in building collaboration while driving efficiency and visibility across their supply chains. These efforts led to tangible business benefits including the development and reliance on a more robust and repeatable sales and operations planning (S&OP) or integrated business planning (IBP) process, reduced inventory, increased forecast accuracy, and higher customer service levels through the use of Logility’s innovative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning technology platform.

ChemPoint, established in 1999, is the leader in the marketing, sales and distribution of specialty and fine chemicals in North America and EMEA. The company operates a highly complex, global supply chain network that serves diverse customer segments across its broad product portfolio. ChemPoint turned to Logility to support the company’s sales, inventory and operations planning (SIOP) process and enable its supply and demand planners to manage by exception to free up additional time to focus on more strategic activities. Since working with Logility, ChemPoint has reduced safety stock by as much as 25 percent while service levels have remained above 96 percent and increased collaboration across marketing, sales, operations and finance to drive a consolidated business plan.

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics manufactures a host of fabrics for a variety of markets. Most consumers are familiar with their flagship brand, Sunbrella®. Over the years, Sunbrella has provided customers with a beautiful, durable fabric that has revolutionized the shade, marine and furniture markets. The company deployed Logility Voyager Solutions to increase visibility, produce optimized feasible plans, gain business efficiencies and provide new management insights. Following the Logility rollout, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics improved collaboration to support its S&OP process, and has made significant improvements in the planning process in order to provide even better service to their customers.

LaCrosse Footwear Inc.
LaCrosse Footwear Inc. is an American footwear company that manufactures boots and other footwear serving a vast consumer base including those passionate about the great outdoors, to industrial workers and military/service personnel around the world. Through the use of Logility Voyager Solutions, LaCrosse Footwear has achieved tangible benefits across its operations including reduced non–active/distressed inventory, greater collaboration between supply chain and sales teams, and the ability to develop more accurate forecasts for new product introductions. With Logility’s advanced solution in place, LaCrosse Footwear is able to evaluate multiple “what–if” scenarios and quickly make adjustments during the monthly S&OP processes to ensure the organization tracks to corporate goals and objectives.

Sensient Colors
Sensient Colors, the global leader in food and beverage color, 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 planning spreadsheets, Sensient Colors turned to Logility to drive quicker decision–making with the ability to evaluate multiple “what–if” scenarios, improve collaboration with internal and external trading partners and provide advanced analytics to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Since deploying Logility, Sensient has improved visibility across the organization, increased forecast accuracy, enhanced service levels while tangibly reducing inventory, and more effectively aligned their sourcing, manufacturing and distribution operations.

“Today’s global supply chains and omni–channel strategies create planning complexity that cannot be managed in ERP systems or spreadsheets,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “We are proud to recognize these four companies and their planning teams as recipients of the Logility 2017 SAILS Leadership Award. Each company has overcome unique challenges and achieved impressive results across sales and operations planning, working capital alignment and operational efficiency.”

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.

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.

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