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MPBS Becomes First Tunisian Company to Go Live on Demand Solutions DSX

Demand Management, Inc., a leading global resource for cloud-based supply chain management solutions, announced today that Manufacture de Panneaux Bois du Sud (MPBS), a leading paper and forest products company, has become the first company in Tunisia to go live on the Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning platform. MPBS’s Demand Solutions implementation has been supporting the company’s forecasting and demand planning activities since January 2016.

Founded in 1980 and located in Sfax, Tunisia, MPBS provides plywood, melamine panels, and plated panels, as well as machining and contract works, security doors, and renewable energy products. With 220 employees and annual revenues of $50 million, MPBS was recently listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange.

Like many fast-growing manufacturers, MPBS had always tried to manage its inventory via spreadsheets and an ERP system. In time, it became evident to MBPS’s leadership that to meet their growth goals, they would need more sophisticated software.

“When we began researching potential supply chain planning solutions, the one vendor with a strong presence in Northern Africa was Demand Management,” recalls Mohamed Sellami, General Manager, MPBS. “We quickly became convinced that their Demand Solutions DSX platform could help us reach higher levels of customer service while reducing our overall inventory levels and the associated costs.”

MPBS came to this decision with the help of Demand Management’s local technology partner, Integrated Business Planning Solutions (INBUPS). Once the decision was made, INBUPS conducted a very successful implementation of DSX, led by Anis Trabelsi, General Manager, and Myriam Fayadhi, Junior Consultant.

“We are delighted that MPBS has chosen Demand Solutions DSX, which extends our global footprint to our 79th country,” says Bill Harrison, President, Demand Management. “Despite MPBS being a fairly new DSX user, we are excited to hear that they have already recorded a 10 percent reduction in inventory and an increase from four or five inventory turns per year to six—all while sales have increased by seven percent. They are aiming to reduce stock by another 15 percent by the end of 2018, while also significantly improving their fill rates and optimizing their pricing.”

About Demand Management, Inc.

Demand Management, Inc. is a leading global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) supply chain planning software. These affordable, easy-to-use solutions for manufacturers and distributors are designed to increase forecast accuracy, improve customer service levels, and reduce overall inventory to maximize profits and lower costs. Designed to run on Azure, a cloud service from Microsoft, the Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning solution offers functionality for demand optimization, supply optimization, manufacturing optimization, workflow optimization, data visualization, collaboration, integrated business planning (IBP) and sales and operations planning (S&OP). Demand Management, Inc. has worked with supply chain professionals for over 30 years and has incorporated their best practices and real-world business requirements into its software. The company’s extensive customer base across 79 countries includes Siemens Healthcare, AutomationDirect.com, and Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation. 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.

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.

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