Twin Disc Completes Implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions to Drive Global Sales and Operation

Twin Disc Completes Implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions to Drive Global Sales and Operations Planning Process

Industrial Manufacturer Turns to Logility to More Accurately Plan and Manage Supply Chain

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced Twin Disc, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment, has implemented Logility Voyager Solutions™ to help power its global sales and operations planning (S&OP) process. Twin Disc is harnessing the power of Voyager Solutions to more effectively plan its global operations and manage its manufacturing schedule.

Today's global manufacturing operations require a proven process to ensure success. Recent research shows a successful S&OP initiative can deliver powerful results including up to a 5 percent improvement in revenue and inventory reductions from 7 to 15 percent.1 Twin Disc's global operations require an S&OP process based on consistent, accurate information from across the supply chain. The company's previous process created silos of data that limited visibility and complicated the Twin Disc S&OP process. The company turned to Logility Voyager Solutions to help balance global demand and supply to ensure customer service amidst a highly complex manufacturing environment.

"Our operations encompass both make-to-stock and make-to-order demands. These variable lead-times required a supply chain solution that would generate an accurate demand plan and enhance our S&OP process," said Mitchell Sosnowski, Global Sales and Operations Planning, Twin Disc, Inc. "The implementation of Logility Voyager Solutions in such a short period of time is a pivotal step in Twin Disc's ability to meet our global demands effectively, properly manage the supply chain and use the S&OP process to its fullest benefit."

With an increasing global footprint, Twin Disc's business is conducted across five strategic business units. Coupled with its multi-sourcing strategy, the supply chain team must execute its make or buy decisions daily to ensure its manufacturing operations run cost effectively while maintaining a superior level of customer service. Logility Voyager Solutions allows Twin Disc to proactively approach changes to supply and demands, while increasing visibility to minimize risk.

"We are proud to work with Twin Disc and be a foundational part of its sales and operations planning process," said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO, Logility. "Logility Voyager Solutions provides Twin Disc greater visibility into its operations allowing the company to better plan for demand, determine its most cost-effective make versus buy strategy and deliver the level of service Twin Disc has been known for more than ninety years."

Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI and ease-of-use, Logility Voyager Solutions is a comprehensive supply chain management solution suite which features performance monitoring capabilities to increase supply chain visibility and operational efficiency in key areas including demand, inventory and replenishment planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply and inventory optimization, transportation planning and management, and warehouse management.

About Twin Disc

Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells marine and heavy-duty off-highway power transmission equipment. Products offered include: marine transmissions, surface drivers, propellers and boat management systems, as well as power-shift transmissions, hydraulic torque converters, power take-offs, industrial clutches and control systems. The Company sells its products to customers primarily in the pleasure craft, commercial and military marine markets, as well as in the energy and natural resources, government and industrial markets. The Company's worldwide sales to both domestic and foreign customers are transacted through a direct sales force and a distributor network.

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. (NAS: 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.

1 "Elevate Your S&OP Process from Traditional to Demand-Driven," Gartner, July 5, 2012, Todd Applebaum, Jan Kohler

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