MIAMI, April 4th, 2006 – New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), today announced that Casual Male, the largest retailer of big and tall men's apparel with retail operations throughout North America, has selected NGC’s e-SPS, a web-based integrated PLM and Global Sourcing solution. Casual Male will install NGC’s e-SPS at its Canton, Mass., headquarters to help streamline design, product development, sourcing, production and inbound logistics. NGC’s e-SPS solution will enable Casual Male’s global sourcing team to improve efficiencies and gain real time visibility from initial product concept to receipt in its distribution centers and retail outlets via the Internet.
“NGC’s e-SPS will provide us with transparency to our entire product development lifecycle as well as global sourcing functions and will enhance our ability to carefully monitor operations by providing end-to-end visibility from design to the customer,” said Jack McKinney, CIO of Casual Male Retail Group. “e-SPS is unique in that it provides for both Product Development and Global Sourcing in one integrated application. This was a key factor to our decision,” said Roger Mayerson, VP of Global Sourcing of Casual Male Retail Group.
"As a major retailer and brand leader, Casual Male recognizes the importance of deploying NGC's web-based integrated PLM and Global Sourcing solution to take control of what has become a truly global manufacturing process for sewn products and apparel,” said Alan Brooks, president, NGC. “We are excited to have Casual Male as a new NGC customer and look forward to working with them on this important implementation.” NGC's e-SPS with e-PDM consists of 11 software modules: e-PLM, e-RFQ's & Bids, e-Pre Production, e-Production Tracking, e-Collaboration, e-Pack, e-Shipment Tracking, e-Exceptions, e-Quality, e-Reporting, and Event Tracking and Management System. Current e-SPS users include VF Corporation, Russell Corp., Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., A|X Armani Exchange, Carter's, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Rocky Shoes and Boots, Westpoint Home and Wilsons Leather.
About Casual Male Retail Group, Inc.
CMRG, the largest retailer of big and tall men's apparel with retail operations throughout the United States, London, Canada and England, operates 496 Casual Male Big & Tall stores, 13 Casual Male at Sears-Canada stores, 22 Rochester Big and Tall stores and a direct to consumer business which includes catalog and two e-commerce sites. The Company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and its common stock is listed on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "CMRG."
About New Generation Computing
New Generation Computing (NGC) is a leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, product lifecycle management and global sourcing solutions for the apparel and sewn products industries. Every day NGC solutions help hundreds of leading companies gain real-time visibility, improve speed to market and enhance quality control throughout their supply chain. Customers include VF Corporation, Russell Corp., Carter's, Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., Gold Toe Brands Inc, Haggar Clothing Company, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc., Maggy London, Armani Exchange, Maidenform Inc., Wilsons Leather, Rocky Brands and Valley Apparel.
Headquartered in Miami, NGC has offices in New York and Los Angeles, as well as China, India, Mexico and El Salvador. NGC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.com.