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October 23, 2012

Valley Apparel Upgrades to Latest Versions Of NGC Software's ERP and Shop Floor Control Systems

MIAMI, FL – Oct. 23, 2012 – NGC SoftwareTM today announced that Valley Apparel, a U.S. manufacturer of high-end outerwear for the U.S. military, has gone live with the latest versions of NGC's ERP and Shop Floor Control software.

Valley Apparel, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a U.S. government contractor that provides rugged, high-end outerwear and tactical gear for the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. A longtime NGC Software customer, Valley Apparel relies on NGC solutions to run its business and manufacturing operations; the company turned to NGC again when it decided to upgrade its ERP and Shop Floor Control systems.

The software brings important new capabilities to Valley Apparel:

  • Greater flexibility. The newest version of NGC's ERP brings greater flexibility to Valley Apparel, with the capability to handle larger size scales, room for expanded descriptions of styles and sizes, and faster access to information. The new Shop Floor Control provides additional versatility as well, with improved data management capabilities.
     
  • Enhanced reporting capabilities. Reporting is greatly improved, too, with the ability to handle more standard reports as well as customized reports. "This has helped Valley Apparel use all the data that resides in the system and communicate more effectively, both inside and outside our organization," said Kevin MacLeay, CFO, Valley Apparel LLC. "The reports from ERP and Shop Floor Control looked different before, but they're much more consistent now. They are very similar, so our customers can easily find the information they need."
     
  • A platform for growth. MacLeay noted that NGC's software will provide Valley Apparel with the enterprise systems that the company needs for continued growth. "The systems provide a solid platform for expanding our business," MacLeay said. "We can still continue to grow with the U.S. Government, and we won't be forced to upgrade as we expand into other commercial opportunities."

"This was an exceptionally smooth upgrade process," MacLeay notes. "We had no issues with integration, and everything happened in a very timely manner. This reflects highly on the support staff and technical resources at NGC; their support team did a lot of work in advance of the conversion."

"NGC Software has worked closely with Valley Apparel for many years, and we appreciate their loyalty and support," said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC Software. "We're pleased that NGC's solutions are providing Valley Apparel with the enterprise systems they need for continued expansion, and we look forward to their continued success."

About Valley Apparel, LLC
Valley Apparel, LLC, began operations in March 2001 when it purchased the manufacturing operation of Alpha Industries, Inc., continuing a long history of manufacturing excellence started by Alpha in 1959. Valley Apparel manufactures parkas, trousers, windshirts, flight jackets and other products for the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and has manufactured more than 1.7 million units since 2001. The company is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, with manufacturing operations in Knoxville and Clinton, Tennessee

About NGC
NGC SoftwareTM is a leading provider of PLM, Supply Chain Management, ERP and Product Testing software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC has received top rankings by many leading industry analysts and has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound Logistics, SupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Casual Male, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, VF Corporation, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information, visit http://www.ngcsoftware.com/