MIAMI, FL—May 14, 2014—NGC today announced that Sport Obermeyer and Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits have been named as 2014 Top Innovators by Apparel Magazine for their successful implementations of NGC’s fashion software solutions.
Apparel Magazine’s annual Top Innovator awards recognize apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers who have demonstrated exceptional deployments of new technology in unique ways that have improved their business.
Sport Obermeyer, a popular skiwear apparel company based in Aspen, Colorado, won as a result of its rapid deployment of NGC’s Global Enterprise Suite. Sport Obermeyer replaced its enterprise systems with NGC’s software — including fashion PLM, Supply Chain Management, apparel ERP and Warehouse Management systems — in only 4 months, an extraordinary accomplishment. NGC’s systems improved gross margins by approximately 14 percent in the first year alone, and the solutions are on track to deliver ROI (Return on Investment) in only 21 months, according to Gregory Bannister, chief operating officer, Sport Obermeyer.
New York-based Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits, a leading importer of quality children’s and women’s apparel, was recognized as a Top Innovator based on its implementation of NGC’s fashion PLM and Supply Chain Management software. NGC’s software has played a key role in helping Fashion Avenue reduce product development time and achieve faster speed to market. “PLM and Supply Chain Management are most effective when integrated in an end-to-end process,” said Austin Mallis, VP of operations, Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits. “For us to be successful we need software that takes us from start to finish in the product lifecycle, and NGC’s solution allows us to do that.”
“Each year the Apparel Top Innovators highlights the fashion industry’s most successful technology implementations, and NGC is honored to have two of our customers recognized this year,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D for NGC. “Sport Obermeyer and Fashion Avenue Sweater Knits have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation, and we congratulate them on their accomplishments.”
NGC Software is a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management, ERP and Shop Floor Control 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 earned more than a dozen top-10 rankings in the 2013 RIS News Software Leaderboard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts. In addition, NGC 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, Destination XL, 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 www.ngcsoftware.com