Rip Curl Selects NGC Andromeda Platform for Global Collaboration

Surfing Sportswear Company Turns to NGC’s PLM Solution to Improve
Service and Productivity

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/PLM?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#PLMlt;/agt;–New Generation Computing, Inc. (“NGC”), a leading provider of digital
supply chain solutions that transform the concept to customer lifecycle
for retailers and brand owners, today announced that Rip Curl will
replace its legacy PLM system with Andromeda PLM® from NGC.

Based in Torquay, Australia, Rip Curl is a designer, manufacturer and
retailer of high-tech surfing sportswear and a broad spectrum of
accompanying products, including wetsuits, boardshorts, watches, apparel
and travel gear for both men and women. Rip Curl, one of the largest
surfing companies in the world, strives to be the “Ultimate Surfing
Company,” always innovating and pushing surfing to new levels.

For more than 15 years, Rip Curl’s legacy supply chain software solution
created a siloed environment that required each global office to have
its own database and unique ways of working across products. To
accelerate product design and sourcing for Rip Curl’s fashion and
performance collections, the company searched the market for a single
collaborative platform to connect its global network and seamlessly
integrate ERP data to increase visibility and efficiency.

“It is important we continue to push the limits and innovate in both the
products we offer consumers as well as in how we do business,” said
Milan Thompson, group general manager of Technical Products, Rip Curl.
“We saw a great opportunity to work more efficiently and collaboratively
with modern, advanced systems to help streamline our global processes.”

Following a comprehensive market evaluation, Rip Curl selected NGC’s
cloud-based Andromeda PLM solution based on the platform’s robust
planning functionality, strong vendor interaction capabilities, and
efficient data management and entry.

“NGC understands the challenges we have as a global business and the
opportunities available to us with a modern system in place,” said
Heather Evans, project manager, Rip Curl. “We are excited to operate in
a highly collaborative environment on a single platform to help bring
together both our internal and external partners across the global
supply chain.”

NGC’s Andromeda® platform will help Rip Curl accelerate time to market
and ensure all departments across the globe are on the same page in real
time. Rip Curl will also be able to automate many of its processes to
provide complete visibility and control from product concept to customer
delivery.

“We are excited to work with Rip Curl and help make a difference in how
its global team collaborates with vendors,” said Mark Burstein,
president, NGC. “NGC’s Andromeda PLM is created specifically for fashion
brands and retailers like Rip Curl, and we look forward to helping the
company transform its supply chain to accelerate product development and
delivery.”

About Rip Curl
Founded in 1969 by Brian Singer and Doug
“Claw” Warbrick, Rip Curl is a global designer, manufacturer and
retailer of surfwear and accompanying products, and a major athletic
sponsor of surf, snow and wake. Rip Curl has become one of the largest
surfing companies in Australia, Europe, South America, North America and
South Africa. For more information, visit www.ripcurl.com.

About NGC
NGC powers the digital supply chain with the Andromeda
Cloud Platform®
, enabling brand owners and retailers to maximize
revenue and profit by accelerating lead times, streamlining product
development and supply chain management, and optimizing distribution.
NGC solutions cover the entire concept to customer lifecycle, including
PLM, supply chain management, quality and compliance, as well as
integrated business planning (IBP), and demand, inventory, supply and
retail optimization.

Leading global brands and retailers rely on NGC solutions, including
Brooks Brothers, Carter’s, Destination XL, Fanatics, Foot Locker, Jockey
International, Lacoste, Spanx, VF Corporation and many others. NGC has
offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, China, India, Mexico,
and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software,
Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA), named one of the 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in
America by Forbes. For more information, visit www.ngcsoftware.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, or
contact Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, American Software,
Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX:
(404) 264-5206 INTERNET: www.amsoftware.com

Andromeda®, Andromeda Cloud Platform®, Andromeda
PLM
®, and New Generation Computing® are
registered trademarks of New Generation Computing, Inc.

Contacts

Marisol Gomez
Director of Marketing
mgomez@ngcsoftware.com
(305)
556-9122

Jeff Ketner
Ketner Group Communications (for NGC)
jeff@ketnergroup.com
(512)
794-8876