Grupo M Apparel Manufacturer Selects NGC’s Fashion PLM Software

MIAMI, FL—May 16, 2016—NGC Software, a leading provider of fashion PLM, Supply Chain Management and apparel ERP solutions, today announced that Grupo M, the Western Hemisphere’s largest apparel manufacturer, has selected NGC’s PLM software. Grupo M chose NGC’s PLM platform to drive innovation and efficiency for its rapidly growing business.

Grupo M has more than 10,000 employees in the Dominican Republic and Haiti and produces more than 20 million garments a year and 220,000 pounds of fabric each week. Grupo M built its business based on high standards of customer service, attention to detail and quality, and ethical manufacturing; the company’s customers include the largest retailers and brands in the world.

With NGC’s software, Grupo M aims to raise the bar even higher, relying on NGC’s fashion PLM for further productivity improvements throughout its complex organization. NGC’s PLM will provide Grupo M with key capabilities such as Line Planning, Tech Packs, Digital Asset Management, Material Development, Sampling, Costing, and Testing and Compliance. Features such as workflow calendars, global collaboration and exception dashboards further improve communication while ensuring that key deadlines are met.

“Grupo M is an innovator in apparel manufacturing, and their selection of NGC validates our leadership position in fashion PLM,” said Mark Burstein, president of sales, marketing and R&D, NGC Software. “We look forward to working with Grupo M to help them reduce lead times by streamlining every area of product design and development.”

About NGC
NGC Software is a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management, apparel ERP and Shop Floor Control software and services for brands, retailers and consumer products companies. NGC solutions help increase profitability, reduce costs, improve speed to market and product quality, and manage compliance and testing. NGC was recognized as a leader in 34 categories in the 2015 RIS News Software Leaderboard and has received top rankings by leading industry analysts.

In addition, NGC has been recognized as a top 100 supply chain and logistics company by Inbound LogisticsSupplyChainBrain and Supply & Demand Chain Executive. NGC customers include A|X Armani Exchange, Aeropostale, Billabong, Carter’s, Destination XL, Hugo Boss, Jos. A. Bank, Marchon Eyewear, Spanx, Swatfame, 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.

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