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Demand Management Adds Powerful Workflow to Demand Solutions DSX Platform

Highly Configurable Feature Gives Supply Chain Planners Greater Control over Business Processes

ST. LOUIS (May 14, 2013) – Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, has announced the addition of sophisticated workflow technology to its Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning solution. Rather than simply providing email functionality, Demand Management’s workflow is fully configurable by user and role.

Demand Solutions DSX provides a real-world proven forecasting engine along with a suite of tools that allow users to incorporate their business expertise into their demand planning process. By integrating powerful workflow capabilities into the solution, Demand Management is giving customers greater control over their unique business processes. 

“Across the supply chain planning space, most of the current workflow technology just lets you send emails back and forth as business issues arise,” says Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “That’s not a true productivity enhancer because it relies on people to be available and responsive to keep business processes moving. The workflow capabilities in Demand Solutions DSX allow customers to configure consistent, disciplined processes throughout their companies.”

As customers implement Demand Solutions DSX, they can define their exact business processes within the system. The platform also allows them to segment users by person or by role. From that point on, they can use a scheduling system with an intuitive interface to build robust workflows that keep business processes moving forward under any conceivable conditions. By scheduling recurring workflows and configuring precise exceptions and escalations, users can ensure their most critical tasks will be completed on time, every time.

Demand Solutions’ workflow technology runs on a highly reliable Microsoft workflow engine – much in keeping with the Microsoft technology stack on which Demand Solutions DSX is built. The entire solution has been certified as Microsoft Platform Ready.

“By offering robust workflow capabilities based on industry-leading technology, we allow companies to build discipline into their business processes—a critical priority in an age of razor-thin margins and accelerated timelines,” says Harrison. “Codifying processes within a workflow system also makes it easier to transfer knowledge to new employees as the Baby Boomers continue to leave the workforce. As companies everywhere continue to run complex business processes with multiple dependencies, we encourage them to explore what our workflow capabilities can offer.”

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. For more information on Demand Solutions visit www.demandsolutions.com. Demand Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Logility, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software (NASDAQ: 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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