Demand Solutions Signs Contract with The CDA Group

 

Leading UK Appliance Maker Deploys Forecasting and Requirements Planning Solutions


ST. LOUIS
 (June 24, 2015) – Demand Management Inc.,a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract to provide supply chain planning solutions to The CDA Group, a major provider of kitchen appliances in the United Kingdom. The transaction signals the continued expansion of the Demand Management customer base in Europe.

The contract calls for Demand Management to provide Demand Solutions DSX Forecast Management and Requirements Planning solutions to The CDA Group. These solutions will help The CDA Group achieve its goal of standardizing its supply chain planning processes on one platform.

“We had good processes in place but we didn’t have the right tools,” explains Steve Boswell, supply chain manager, The CDA Group. “Our existing systems were clunky and we had to use three or four different pieces of software to get the job done. Demand Solutions modules aligned themselves exceptionally well with our processes right out of the box.”

Using the company’s previous supply chain planning applications, The CDA Group’s three-person planning team would need one week just to sort through forecast data and get it all loaded into the system. With Demand Solutions DSX Forecast Management, they can now update the numbers daily.

“Our main reason for migrating to Demand Solutions was to improve the efficiency of our supply chain so that we can increase our stock turnover, reduce our inventory, and boost our product availability,” says Boswell. “Moving to Demand Solutions will be like moving from a manual car to an automatic. We’re still in control, but so many repetitive tasks will be done for us—and the cost savings will enable us to fund many important business projects.”

Rather than continuing to rely on various in-house software solutions and spreadsheets, The CDA Group will now run its business on the integrated, highly stable Demand Solutions DSX platform. This will not only give the company greater protection against system crashes and data loss, but also enable planners to run what-if scenarios that provide a clearer picture of the future.

“Companies around the world are turning to the Demand Solutions DSX platform to help them improve their stock turnover and product availability,” said Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “We are pleased to be able to help The CDA Group meet its supply chain objectives on a platform that offers analytic sophistication in an easy-to-use environment. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with The CDA Group.”

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, AutomationDirect.com, and Campbell Hausfeld. 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 the Company’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.

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