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Logility and APICS Survey Reveals the Top Supply Chain Priorities for Advanced Analytics


Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain
optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, and APICS recently
surveyed more than 1,000 supply chain leaders to uncover the priorities
and challenges companies face as they embrace advanced analytics, Big
Data and machine learning. The results were first published during the
live APICS webcast, Accelerate
Supply Chain Performance Using Advanced Analytics
, now available

According to the survey, 30 percent identified the need to respond to
customer mandates for faster, more accurate and unique fulfillment as a
top business priority moving forward. This requires access to the right
supply chain information when and where you need it and the ability to
derive quick insights from Big Data. However, many companies still rely
on spreadsheets and legacy systems which inhibit visibility and hide
both the opportunities as well as the potential risks.

Notable Findings:

  • 36% identify the opportunity to optimize their inventory to balance
    supply and demand as a top driver for their analytics initiative
  • 30% highlighted the need to respond to customer mandates for faster,
    more accurate and unique fulfillment as a top business priority moving
  • 28% see the ability to blend data from multiple systems for complete
    supply chain visibility as a key benefit of an advanced analytics
  • 19% of respondents say they want to leverage machine learning to
    improve their company's forecast accuracy

"Organizations can quickly become overwhelmed by the vast amount of data
today's enterprise systems, connected devices and social networks
create," said Allan Dow, president, Logility. "Leading organizations
around the world have turned to Logility's advanced analytics platform
to make smarter decisions faster through greater visibility and
leveraging predictive and prescriptive analytics to drive their
businesses forward. Through the innovative use of artificial
intelligence and machine learning we are able to better understand the
dynamics that impact business, quickly uncover new opportunities and
enhance customer service."

To learn what specific business outcomes your organization can achieve
through the application of advanced analytics watch the on-demand
webcast: Accelerate
Supply Chain Performance Using Advanced Analytics

About Logility

With more than 1,300 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 advanced analytics 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; and
retail merchandise planning and allocation. Logility customers include
Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin,
Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned
subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA), named one of the
100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Forbes. For more
information about Logility, call 800-762-5207 USA or visit

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
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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