Logility Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation

ATLANTA — May 16, 2017 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced the company was positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s May 2017 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. This Magic Quadrant report analyzes software solutions that support a stage 4 or higher sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.

Logility recently launched Voyager Integrated Business Planning™, a native in–memory SaaS solution that revolutionizes S&OP and long–range strategic business planning by combining volumetric and financial analysis in one comprehensive planning platform. Supporting stage 4 “Collaborate” and stage 5 “Orchestrate” process maturity, Voyager Integrated Business Planning enables companies to model and plan 10 years in the future, and conduct operational, tactical and strategic multienterprise planning on a single platform to help align the business to take advantage of future opportunities and mitigate risks.

“The ability to perform sales and operations planning and strategic business planning on a single platform is an opportunity to drive more profitable growth, improve customer responsiveness and ensure the company is operating towards common business goals,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “Logility Voyager Solutions™ has been at the forefront of the planning and optimization market and continues to deliver innovative solutions for companies around the world. The 2017 Sales and Operations Planning Magic Quadrant recognizes Logility’s leadership position and we feel supports our vision for delivering innovative solutions that help businesses manage risk, increase profitability and optimize their planning processes.”

According to the report, “Leaders demonstrate strong S&OP SOD vision and execution capabilities. They have depth in the key capability blocks of Gartner’s S&OP SOD reference model. They are particularly strong in highly rated user requirements such as supply chain modeling, tight integration with a relevant SCP SOR, and financial impact analysis of plans and scenarios. Leaders are typically financially viable and have a viable S&OP SOD offering. They have mainly developed capabilities for acceptable software pricing and implementation costs, along with faster deployment timescales (through cloud platforms, process templating, configuration and portfolio simplification). They can demonstrate good market penetration through broad S&OP functional coverage in their solution(s) and numbers of S&OP SOD customers with broader S&OP functional penetration. Customers using Leaders’ S&OP SOD solutions tend to operate their S&OP processes at Stage 3 maturity (or higher) with global deployments. Customers generally feel highly satisfied with these vendors and would be very likely to select the same vendor again. They are generally happy with Leaders’ operations in areas such as roadmap, domain expertise, own and third–party implementation services, total cost of ownership, and geographic coverage.”

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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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