Wednesday, November 28, 2007

NGC Celebrates 25 Years of Technology Innovation and Leadership in the Apparel Industry

NGC® (New Generation Computing®) today announced that it is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a technology leader for the Fashion, Apparel, Footwear and Retail industries. Founded in 1982, NGC has grown to become one of the apparel industry’s most highly regarded software companies, with a track record of innovation, a customer base that includes many of the industry’s best-known brands and retailers, and offices around the world.

NGC is responsible for a number of “firsts” that have enabled apparel brands and retailers to transform their supply chain operations by gaining real-time visibility, improving speed to market and enhancing product quality. Recent accomplishments include:

• e-SPS® software, the first web-based, global sourcing application and one of the industry’s leading applications for global sourcing and visibility;

• The SQL Series, the first suite of web-based software to incorporate PLM, Global Sourcing and ERP into an apparel-specific, end-to-end solution; and

• The first English-to-Simplified Chinese Production Manager designed for use in Chinese factories.

From the beginning, NGC has pioneered many other innovations that have helped shape the modern apparel industry. These include the first apparel manufacturing and factory management software applications designed for PC technology, introduced in the company’s early years.

From a single location in 1982, NGC now has offices in New York, Los Angeles, China, India, Mexico, and El Salvador in addition to its Miami headquarters. An extensive background in the apparel industry separates NGC from its competitors; the executive team and senior management all had experience in the apparel industry prior to joining NGC. The company continually studies the marketplace and is passionate about developing and delivering technology solutions that help brands and retailers operate more efficiently.

“Over the past quarter century, NGC has continued to innovate and evolve, reflecting the fast-paced changes of the apparel industry,” said founder and president, Alan Brooks. “We’re thankful to our loyal customers, who include many of the ‘who’s who’ of apparel and retail. And we are fortunate to have a strong, cohesive team of professionals who are very knowledgeable about both apparel and technology.”

New Generation Computing
NGC® is a leading Fashion, Apparel, Footwear and Retail software company. NGC's SQL Series is a comprehensive suite of “end-to-end” solutions for PLM (e-PLM), Global Sourcing (e-SPS®) and ERP (RedHorse®). The SQL Series provides real-time visibility to product information, accelerates speed to market, and enables quality control throughout the supply chain to help deliver superior products. NGC has an extensive customer base of leading brands and retailers, including VF Corporation®, AX Armani Exchange®, Carter’s®, Casual Male Retail Group®, Maggy London, Hugo Boss®, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Vikki Vi, Isda & Co., Tristan & America®, Axis®, Wilson’s Leather®, and many others. NGC has offices in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, China, India, Mexico and El Salvador and is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). For more information, visit

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