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Weissman Rolls Out NGC’s Digital Supply Chain Platform to Increase Productivity Throughout the Product Development Process

August 4, 2020

Weissman Rolls Out NGC’s Digital Supply Chain Platform to Increase Productivity Throughout the Product Development Process

Leading U.S. dancewear and costume designer turns to NGC as foundation for growth and supply chain excellence​

MIAMI—Aug. 4, 2020— New Generation Computing, Inc. (NGC), a leading provider of digital supply chain solutions, today announced that Weissman, a premier designer of dancewear and costumes, is implementing NGC’s supply chain management (SCM), PLM, vendor compliance and quality control solutions. Weissman, a family-owned business that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, chose NGC as its strategic digital supply chain platform for future growth and success.

Weissman recognized an opportunity to improve productivity, deliver seamless visibility across the vast volumes of product development data, and enhance and streamline collaboration with both suppliers and internal partners. Weissman selected NGC based on the company’s fashion industry expertise and its ability to provide a comprehensive solution, from product concept to customer delivery.

“We were impressed with NGC’s knowledge of fashion and apparel technology and the partnership and trust that was formed between our businesses,” said Dan Winders, vice president of sourcing, product integrity and QA, Weissman. “The NGC platform has quickly allowed us to address several of Weissman’s most pressing needs, including digital RFQs, cost sheets and sample requests. Digitalizing these processes has helped us accelerate decision making and drive greater collaboration.”

NGC’s digital supply chain platform will help enhance Weissman’s supply chain and support the company’s ability to deliver the quality merchandise its customers have come to expect. A few of these capabilities include:

  • Complete Visibility. NGC’s platform will connect stakeholders including planning, product development, sourcing, compliance, purchasing, production and quality in a single cloud-based solution that also connects vendors, suppliers and other external providers.
  • Vendor Compliance. Improved vendor collaboration will allow Weissman to evaluate, manage and report on all aspects of vendor compliance.
  • Increased Productivity. Workflow calendars and a centralized portal for all communications and exception management will help Weissman sense and respond to potential problems or delays before they impact downstream activities.

“Weissman is ushering in a new era of digital transformation with NGC’s digital supply chain platform,” said Mark Burstein, president, NGC. “It’s appropriate that Weissman is doing this as the company celebrates its 60th anniversary and looks forward to a bright future. We’re proud that NGC can play a strategic role in Weissman’s continued success.”

About Weissman

Weissman® is an American costume and dancewear design company that has been family-owned for 60 years and is now a global presence in the dance industry. All products are imagined, designed and developed at Weissman’s St. Louis, Missouri headquarters with many products made in the company’s U.S. factory. www.weissmans.com.

About NGC

NGC’s cloud platform powers the digital supply chain, enabling brands and retailers to maximize revenue and profit by accelerating lead times, streamlining product development and supply chain management, and optimizing distribution. NGC solutions cover the entire concept to customer lifecycle, including PLM, SCM, quality and compliance, as well as integrated business planning and demand, inventory, supply and retail optimization.

Leading global brands and retailers rely on NGC solutions, including Brooks Brothers, Carter’s, Destination XL, Fanatics, Foot Locker, Jockey International, Lacoste, Spanx, 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 www.ngcsoftware.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 NGC’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: Kevin Liu, American Software, Inc., (626) 657-0013 or email kliu@amsoftware.com.