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“Game Plan: Supply Chain Collaboration For Wholesale Distribution” APICS Webcast Features Logility And Johnstone Supply

Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, and Johnstone Supply, the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry with more than $1.3 billion in annual sales, will present an educational webcast to explore the keys to developing a successful supply chain collaboration game plan. Stephen Mahaffey, director of purchasing with Johnstone Supply, and Karin Bursa, vice president at Logility, discuss how Johnstone Supply improved communication with stakeholders, boosted visibility and established realistic expectations across its supply chain. This live webcast, “ Game Plan: Supply Chain Collaboration for Wholesale Distribution,” is hosted by APICS and will begin Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am ET.

The wholesale distribution industry is faced with shrinking margins, growing costs, new competitors, and demanding customers. To succeed under these challenging conditions every wholesale distributor needs a winning game plan. Leading wholesale distributors, like Johnstone Supply, have developed a highly successful collaborative environment to drive bottom line results and improve customer service. This webcast will highlight how this wholesale distributor improved its supply chain performance through collaboration with suppliers and its more than 370 independently-owned stores.

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Logility's latest white paper, “ Updating the Wholesale Distribution Playbook”, details four fundamental management actions that boost supply chain performance: Anticipate and accurately forecast market demand; Formalize vendor-managed inventory programs; Reduce inventory and improve service; and Boost visibility and collaborate with suppliers. Download your wholesale distribution white paper at

About Logility

With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Parker Hannifin, Sigma-Aldrich, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). 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 Commission. 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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