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STEPS Inc. Streamlines Production With New Version Of Shop Floor Control Software From NGC

NGC Software® today announced that STEPS Inc., a non-profit organization that employs individuals with disabilities to manufacture uniforms and military apparel, has upgraded to the latest version of NGC’s Shop Floor Control software.

STEPS’ services assist individuals with disabilities to become fully integrated, tax-paying members of their local communities. An NGC customer for over 14 years, STEPS has managed its Victoria, Virginia manufacturing facility with NGC’s Shop Floor Control. The latest version allows STEPS to improve operational efficiency and increase production output through enhanced reporting capabilities, improved resource planning and elimination of bottlenecks—all on one system.

The new features of NGC’s Shop Floor Control include the following:

Improved production with fast, easy reporting. NGC Shop Floor Control’s daily reporting gives STEPS clear visibility and insight into the productivity of its factory, allowing the company to control costs more effectively.

Increased operational efficiency. The new NGC software will allow STEPS to easily analyze labor utilization on a daily basis, enabling STEPS to control costs and provide visibility and insight into productivity of its factories.

Assured Quality Control. STEPS’ reputation for producing high quality garments is supported through NGC’s Shop Floor Control quality control features. NGC’s software collects data in real-time and provides STEPS with highly detailed quality reports.

“STEPS provides extremely beneficial services to members of its community and to its customers,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC Software. “NGC produces the most complete and widely installed shop floor control system available in the industry, and we're pleased to continue our long-term relationship with STEPS to help the organization continue its work.”

About NGC

NGC Software is a leading provider of 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 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 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 the Company’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 could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's current Form 10-K and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, contact: Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software, Inc., (404) 264-5477 or fax: (404) 237-8868.

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