Logility Inc., a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced the general availability of Logility Voyager Solutions™ V8.5. The release features flexible deployment options including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Hosted and On-Premise, advanced scalability to support broad product portfolios and multi-enterprise global supply chain complexity, and solution-wide supply chain analytics that visualize critical data and compare multiple planning scenarios for faster and better informed decision making.
“In reality, Clement Pappas operates many supply chains that are tightly synchronized to our retail customer’s business requirements which include unique product formulations, innovative packaging and promotional activity. Generating an accurate demand plan that allows us to efficiently and effectively optimize our supply, manufacturing and distribution processes is imperative to our success and long-term growth,” said Craig Ablin, vice president of Supply Chain, Clement Pappas. “Logility Voyager Solutions has provided the foundation for our demand-driven efforts at Clement Pappas for a number of years. Since our initial implementation, we have reduced our forecast error by 25 percent, decreased finished product inventory 10 percent and optimized our production planning to boost through-put up to 30 percent. We are excited to take advantage of the new capabilities in Voyager Solutions V8.5 to leverage the supply chain analytics and accelerate our supply chain planning as we more efficiently launch new products, plan promotions, and quickly model multiple scenarios.”
“To improve the velocity and confidence of executive decision making, companies need quick insight into complex supply chain trade-offs at moments of market risk and opportunity,” said Mike Edenfield, president and CEO of Logility. “Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 will help supply chain organizations rapidly model, visualize and compare multiple business scenarios; accelerating their planning cycles, enabling on-demand S&OP and empowering them to drive more value.”
According to Supply Chain Insights’ report, “Voice of the Supply Chain Leader 2014”, access to the right data and to actionable analytics were highlighted as two of the top supply chain pain points facing companies today. Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 delivers the right information to the right people whenever and wherever they need it. Providing unparalleled access and visibility to data across the enterprise and beyond the four walls, Voyager V8.5 includes more alerts, role-based actionable insights, key performance indicators, comparative scenario analysis, and integration with partner and supplier information. Priority-directed workflows and enhanced visualization bring new insights and efficiencies to supply chain professionals, who can now engage and strategically allocate resources where they can add the most value. With access to rapid scenario planning and visual assessment capabilities, supply chain organizations are able to understand the impact of multiple trade-offs on business goals and objectives.
Advanced Scalability to Handle Growing Supply Chains
The complexity of today’ multi-enterprise supply chains demand that a supply chain solution establish a flexible platform to handle large numbers of items, categories, network nodes, product attributes, forecasting profiles, demand hierarchies, supply options, inventory policies and much more. With runtime reductions of up to 80 percent, Voyager Solutions V8.5 builds on Logility’s robust scalable solutions to accelerate optimized supply planning cycles to meet the needs of organizations that must sense and respond to changes in demand and supply across the complexity of global supply chain networks.
Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 is available anywhere, anytime for the “always on” supply chain. Users can access the full Voyager Solutions suite on tablet and desktop platforms. The added support in V8.5 allows users, at a moment’s notice, to login and take charge of their supply chain without thinking about their device or returning to the office.
Logility Voyager Solutions offers companies a choice in deployment models to best fit their current needs and the flexibility to change as their business priorities evolve. Customers can leverage Logility Voyager Solutions via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), a subscription based service managed and maintained by Logility, Hosted, which combines Logility’s managed services expertise with a dedicated customer-owned hardware platform in our state-of-the-art hosting center, or On-Premise.
Logility Voyager Solutions V8.5 delivers the full supply chain suite on an architecture built for the cloud. This changes the economics and prioritization of supply chain improvement initiatives by breaking down the barriers of resources and cost, scale flexibility and speed to deployment.
“Logility Cloud Services allows our customers to select the deployment model that best matches their organizational needs; offloading implementation and support, and helping move the supply chain up in priority,” Edenfield said. “Voyager V8.5 delivers the complete Voyager Solutions suite in the cloud allowing companies to achieve tangible benefits in record time.”
Edenfield continued, “Today’s announcement underscores Logility’s aggressive approach to Research & Development and delivering innovative solutions that solve today’s challenges and help companies take advantage of future opportunities.”
About Voyager Solutions
Recognized industry-wide for its rapid implementation, quick ROI, ease-of-use, and ability to solve complex problems, Logility Voyager Solutions is a comprehensive supply chain solution suite which features performance monitoring capabilities to increase supply chain visibility and boost performance in key areas including demand, inventory and replenishment planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), manufacturing planning and scheduling, supply and inventory optimization, transportation planning and management, and warehouse management.
With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management 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; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Fender Musical Instruments, Parker Hannifin, Verizon Wireless, and VF Corporation. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (AMSWA). For more information about Logility, call 800-762-5207 USA or visit http://www.logility.com.
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.
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