"The Practical Approach to S&OP" Webcast Explores Three Principles for Success


"The Practical Approach to S&OP" Webcast Explores Three Principles for Success

Live Event Presented by Logility and Deloitte Reveals Sales and Operations Planning Best Practices

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, and Deloitte will share step-by-step best practices for pursuing sales and operations planning (S&OP) excellence. The online event will discuss the three principles for success: make it easy to implement, easy to execute and easy to sustain. This live webcast, "The Practical Approach to S&OP," is hosted by APICS and will begin Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:00 am ET.

Today companies view sales and operations planning as a means to execute corporate strategy. A successful S&OP process aligns an organization strategically to execute tactically. Often the biggest obstacles to S&OP excellence stem from complexity - it may be too difficult to gather data, there may be too many meetings, the process may be too hard to govern, and key data too difficult to analyze and report. Ultimately, the process may become too hard to execute. Leading supply chain teams have discovered that true S&OP success flows from practical thinking. The journey to a successful S&OP process takes time and persistence to develop but no matter where you start, the journey is well worth the effort.

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Related Information

Logility and Deloitte recently released the white paper, "The Practical Approach to S&OP", which details how to set up a practical, repeatable S&OP process that drives outstanding results when implemented through an easy-to-use technology platform. Real-world examples support the story. Download your complimentary copy at http://www.logility.com/library/white-papers/media/the-practical-approach-to-s-op.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

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 http://www.logility.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.

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.

Justin Siefert, 404-264-5485

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