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Logility Selected to Deliver Visibility and Drive Executive S&OP Process for Vista Outdoor


May 24, 2016
By Business Wire News

ATLANTA

Logility, Inc., a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, today announced Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of outdoor sports and recreation products, has implemented Logility Voyager Solutions™ to increase visibility across its global supply chain and provide the technology foundation for its sales and operations planning (S&OP) process.

Vista Outdoor’s Outdoor Products segment operates more than 35 brands including Bushnell, CamelBak, Bollé, and BLACKHAWK!, with SKUs ranging in lead times from just a week to more than six months. Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Vista Outdoor’s global supply chain has become more complex. Previously, the company relied on legacy systems. Vista Outdoor embarked on a supply chain transformation project to improve processes, develop the required talent and build a robust technology platform. The company turned to advanced supply chain solutions from Logility to support its S&OP process, foster collaboration, increase forecast accuracy, and improve customer service.

“We are recognized for delivering innovative products around the world to outdoor enthusiasts for all seasons,” said Angela Taylor, director of S&OP, Demand Planning and Buying, Vista Outdoor. “We operate a complex, global supply chain that must serve multiple markets each with their own unique requirements including new product introductions and seasons. Since implementing Logility Voyager Solutions, we have achieved improvements across our organization including increased visibility across our multiple brands. In addition, Logility’s built-in analytics help us make smarter decisions, reducing time spent data mining and allowing more time using the information to drive improved operations.”

In less than a year, Vista Outdoor has achieved improved fill rates, reduced expediting costs, customer-direct planning partnerships, and established safety stock requirements. Leaders have immediate access to information through Logility Voyager Solutions to support a more dynamic decision-making process.

“We are helping Vista Outdoor build a more efficient and flexible sales and operations planning platform that is capable of supporting their business,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “We are confident Logility Voyager Solutions will help Vista Outdoor open new opportunities to drive operational efficiency.”

About Logility

With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions that help small, medium, large, and Fortune 500 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management and retail optimization solution that features a performance monitoring architecture and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning and allocation; and transportation planning and management. Logility customers include Abercrombie & Fitch, Big Lots, Fender Musical Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 800-762-5207 USA or visit http://www.logility.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.

Logility is a registered trademark and Logility Voyager Solutions is a trademark of Logility, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

Logility
Justin Siefert, 404-264-5485
jsiefert@logility.com
www.logility.com/blog