Demand Management Announces Social™ Supply Chain Planning and Social™ S&OP

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Demand Management Announces Social™ Supply Chain Planning and Social™ S&OP

Supply Chain Planning Solution Incorporates Yammer to Enable "Always-On" Communication

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, has announced the addition of social supply chain functionality to its Demand Solutions supply chain planning platform. The technology is designed to help manufacturers and distributors shave cycle times off such core activities as sales and operations planning.


Most companies use a forecast as the basis of their planning and then update it each month based on changes in their business and market. This process can take weeks to complete and often revolves around face-to-face meetings. Demand Solutions' social functionality helps companies collaborate effectively so they can make more progress outside of meetings.

"Supply chain planning will always be a highly collaborative function," explains Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. "But with yesterday's planning solutions, you had to wait until the next meeting to get everyone on the same page. With Demand Solutions, you can not only exchange information freely with all your stakeholders, but do it in a secure environment where everyone can easily gain access to a real-time view of the business."

As supply chains become increasingly global, companies often struggle to keep all stakeholders informed of the latest changes to a forecast. Demand Solutions' Social™ Supply Chain solution - based on the popular Yammer enterprise social network - allows stakeholders to exchange information in an intuitive environment that many people are already accustomed to using on their mobile devices even during off-hours. And because the Yammer platform can automatically translate messages into 28 languages, stakeholders can easily communicate with partners in the far corners of the globe.

This new social functionality is another example of Demand Management's commitment to innovation within the Demand Solutions platform. By rewriting its entire technology stack to incorporate the latest productivity-enhancing approaches, Demand Management has positioned itself to offer features supply chain planners can't find elsewhere.

"Thanks to today's enterprise social technology, Demand Solutions customers can now visualize and discuss the health of their businesses with their collaborators all around the globe - without having to wait for their next scheduled meeting," Harrison concludes. "This is the kind of feature you won't likely have access to if you're using a series of disparate solutions to manage your supply chain. I urge all manufacturers and distributors who seek a competitive advantage to explore the new Demand Solutions Social™ Supply Chain solution today."

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global supply chain planning software company that offers affordable, easy-to-use tools for manufacturers and distributors who want to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. The company offers the Demand Solutions supply chain planning suite for forecast management, demand planning, collaborative forecasting and inventory planning as well as modules for advanced planning and scheduling (APS), sales and operations planning (S&OP) and point of sale analysis. Demand Management, Inc. has over 25 years of experience working with supply chain professionals and has incorporated best practices and real-world business requirements in its software from its extensive customer base in 76 countries. Demand Solutions customers include Lonely Planet, Trek Bicycle and Avery Dennison. Demand Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NAS: AMSWA) .

For more information, please visit www.demandsolutions.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 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.

Demand Management and Demand Solutions are registered trademarks of Demand Management Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.



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