02/03/16

2016 Manufacturing Tech Insights Top 10 SCM Solution Providers


http://www.demandsolutions.com/documents/news/Top-10-Supply-Chain-Management-Solution-Providers-2016.pdf

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11/03/15

The 2015 FL100+


http://www.demandsolutions.com/documents/news/Food_Logistics_FL100.pdf

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09/10/15

Demand Management Speeds Time to Value with Demand Solutions SaaS


Demand Solutions Speeds Time to Value with Demand Solutions SaaS

Cloud-Based Solution Is Built on the Highly Reliable Microsoft Azure

ST. LOUIS (September 10, 2015) – Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, announced today its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver the Demand Solutions SaaS solution built on Azure. Demand Solutions SaaS delivers full supply chain planning functionality in a solution that’s hosted outside the corporate firewall, and relieves IT staffs of the burden of performing updates and fixes.

To give customers the highest levels of reliability, the Demand Solutions cloud supply chain management solution is hosted on Azure. This platform has already helped thousands of developers build, deploy, and manage applications in trusted Microsoft-managed datacenters. Azure offers a 99.95% monthly SLA, automatic operating system and service patching, load balancing, and resiliency in the event of hardware failure.

“Our customers expect their mission-critical supply chain applications to be available when they need them,” says Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management. “We’ve spent 30 years looking for ways to continue exceeding those expectations. We chose Azure as our development platform because it represents the industry standard in reliability and scalability.”

Demand Solutions SaaS is designed for manufacturers and distributors that want to streamline and enhance their supply chain planning processes without having to build and maintain complex IT infrastructures. With Demand Solutions SaaS, companies can gain access to the full functionality of the on-premises solution, but without making an up-front investment in software licenses and hardware.

“In growing competitive environments, today’s manufacturers and distributors are looking to solutions such as Demand Solutions SaaS to help them enhance their supply chain processes without making a big up-front investment,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “We are pleased that Demand Management is using Azure to make their solution available to companies around the globe.”

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. Azure’s integrated tools, pre-built templates, and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, web, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills developers and IT professionals already have and technologies they already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.

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, 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), named one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.

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.

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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06/24/15

Demand Solutions Signs Contract with The CDA Group


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.

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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05/18/15

Demand Solutions Named to the 2014 Food Logistics FL100+ Software and Technology Providers


Demand Solutions Named to the 2014 Food Logistics FL100+ Software and Technology Providers

Company Placed Among Top Solution Vendors for a Sixth Time

ST. LOUIS (May 18, 2015) – Demand Management Inc., a leading global resource for supply chain management solutions, announced today that it has been named one of Food Logistics’ FL100+ Software and Technology providers for 2014. The eleventh annual listing appears in the November/December 2014 issue of Food Logistics.

The editors of Food Logistics—the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain—annually profile software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. These companies offer products that reduce food waste, extend shelf life, facilitate safe and sanitary transportation of products, assure regulatory compliance, and deliver a host of other benefits.

“The impact of software and technology on the global food supply chain is truly profound,” emphasizes Lara L. Sowinski, Editor-in-Chief at Food Logistics. “Software solution providers, equipment manufacturers, and numerous technology innovations are supporting growth in our industry while concurrently lowering operating costs, improving productivity, and enhancing visibility from farm to fork.”

Each year for more than a decade, the Food Logistics editorial staff has reviewed dozens of applications before selecting a list of honorees. Robust activity among supply chain software and technology providers convinced Food Logistics to expand its list to more than 100 companies in 2014. This list not only honors outstanding companies, but also serves as a valuable resource guide for the magazine’s readers.

“Being named to the FL100+ for a sixth time is a tremendous honor for our company,” said Bill Harrison, president of Demand Management.

Companies that earned a spot on the FL100+ list are featured in the November/December 2014 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.

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 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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