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Demand Management Announces Supply Chain Planning in the Cloud

Full-Featured Cloud-Based Offering Designed to Help Companies Accelerate Time-to-Value with Supply Chain Planning

ST. LOUIS (May 9, 2013) – Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, has announced the availability of the Demand Solutions platform as a software as a service (SaaS) offering. This cloud-based release includes all the same functionality as the on-premise Demand Solutions platform, but is hosted remotely and available on a subscription basis.

Demand Management’s announcement comes at a time when more and more software providers are allowing customers to access their solutions in the cloud. By offering its integrated supply chain planning suite on a subscription basis, Demand Management enables companies to get up and running on the platform as quickly and affordably as possible.

“Companies of all sizes are expressing a desire to get away from building complex IT infrastructures and hiring large IT teams to maintain them,” says Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “Making Demand Solutions available as a SaaS offering removes a barrier to entry for companies that need a powerful supply chain planning solution but don’t want to devote the resources to implementing it in-house. They can now simply pay a set fee per user per month, and they’ll automatically benefit from each future upgrade to the product.”

To deliver the utmost reliability to customers, Demand Management is hosting its cloud version on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

“We now offer our customers three different configurations of Demand Solutions to meet their supply chain planning needs and fit their technology infrastructure,” Harrison concludes. “As always, we offer the customized training our clients need to get the most out of our solutions. Anyone interested in going live quickly with a robust supply chain planning solution should contact us to subscribe.”

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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For media inquiries, contact:
Heather Allen

hallen@demandsolutions.com
314-991-7123

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