Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning: Visualize, Evaluate and Optimize Your Supply Chain

Cloud–based Solution Unites Tactical S&OP with Long–range Strategic Planning
ATLANTA — October 10, 2016 — Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced the availability of Logility Voyager Integrated Business Planning™. The solution revolutionizes sales and operations planning (S&OP) and long–range strategic business planning by combining volumetric and financial analysis in one comprehensive planning platform. The native in–memory SaaS solution delivers greater global visibility, more powerful multi–scenario analysis over longer planning horizons, tighter collaborative workflow, and a wider spectrum of analytics.

According to the SCM World report, Future of the Supply Chain Survey, “Respondents with an effective Integrated Business Planning (IBP) technology platform are at least twice as likely to find every aspect of their supply chain planning more impactful.” As companies strive to accelerate, enhance and optimize their business decisions, it becomes advantageous to adopt a single flexible planning and decision support system that connects both strategic and tactical planning horizons. Voyager Integrated Business Planning transforms business planning by empowering both near–term S&OP and long–range strategic and financial business planning in one solution.

“Leading companies see the ability to perform sales and operations planning and strategic business planning on a single platform as an opportunity to drive more profitable growth and ensure the company is executing daily towards common business goals,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “Voyager Integrated Business Planning combines the facets of business planning from long–term financial and growth strategies to monthly operational decision–making in one solution. With Logility, companies are better prepared to increase profitability, improve customer service, minimize business risk, and harness new opportunities.”

By modeling the global supply chain and supporting financial analysis, Voyager Integrated Business Planning replaces error–prone spreadsheets and legacy systems that are incapable of cross–functional integration. Its innovative capabilities include:

Scenarios and Simulations
Voyager Integrated Business Planning’s rapid simulation capabilities enable companies to develop interactive scenarios with analysis to support demand and supply balancing, segmentation, S&OP, as well as financial and strategic planning alignment. With the ability to model the entire supply chain, the solution allows companies to proactively plan for both opportunities and challenges, be better prepared and focus resources on the activities that deliver the greatest benefit. In addition, collaborative workflows, active alerts along with interactive key performance indicators (KPIs) allow companies to quickly share and review the merits of multiple trade–offs, approve plans and track performance throughout the planning horizon.

Response Planning
As the pace and globalization of business accelerates, companies need instant access to systems that deliver interactive business models to help evaluate changing business conditions, harness new opportunities and quickly resolve disruptions before they become a problem. By pulling data from multiple enterprise systems across the extended business, Voyager Integrated Business Planning is able to identify, alert and enable users to take advantage of business opportunities and quickly navigate around challenges.

Advanced Analytics
Providing unparalleled access and visibility to data from across the organization in the context of the broader business plan, Voyager Integrated Business Planning’s advanced analytics engine delivers the right information to the right people when and where they need it. From key performance indicators to comparative scenario analysis, and integration with partner and supplier information, the solution’s rich visual interface brings new insights and efficiencies to executives.

Unified Data Model
Voyager Integrated Business Planning delivers real–time analysis with a unified view of volumetric and financial data. This rich set of information can be presented at multiple levels of granularity, time horizon and units allowing all departments within an organization to develop and analyze plans that are meaningful, impactful, and align with corporate strategy. The direct tie between the tactical and strategic planning enables organizations to plan for and respond to opportunities and risks as situations unfold, eliminating the need for manual data input and manipulation, while increasing visibility.

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). 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.

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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