Tyler Pipe Company Implements American Software's Web-Based e-Store System


ATLANTA, Sept. 13 -- American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA) announced today that Tyler Pipe Company ("Tyler") has implemented it's web-based e-Store System and fully integrated it with Tyler's host-based ERP System.

Tyler has implemented e-Store for use by its customer service representatives, its sales force and for an initial 3,500 customers. e-Store enables access to key customer data, customer orders, item and product catalog information over the internet/intranet on a 24/7 basis.

"e-Store has been a huge hit among our individual branches," said Mike Snyder, utilities territory manager for Tyler. "It really helps them stay on top of things and ahead of their customers."

"e-Store provides Tyler customers with a user friendly tool and they are excited about having this new capability," said Gwen Jackson, IS manager for Tyler.

"Tyler implemented e-Store and fully integrated it with their iSeries American Software ERP System in a matter of months," said Jeff Coombs, executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Software USA, Inc. "This tool has enabled Tyler to better serve its customers and has provided Tyler with a competitive edge that makes it easier for their customers to do business with them."

About Tyler Pipe Company:
Tyler Pipe Company, a division of McWane, Inc., is based in Tyler, Texas with a foundry in Texas and coupling/gasket production facilities in Missouri, Pennsylvania and California. The company was founded in Tyler Texas as the Tyler Iron and Foundry Company in 1935 and was acquired by McWane, Inc. in 1995.

About American Software, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, American Software develops, markets and supports one of the industry's most comprehensive offerings of integrated business applications, including supply chain management, Internet commerce, financial, warehouse management and manufacturing packages. e-Intelliprise(TM) is an ERP/supply chain management suite, which leverages Internet connectivity and includes multiple manufacturing methodologies. American Software owns 88% of Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ:LGTY), a leading provider of collaborative supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility is proud to serve such customers as Avery Dennison Corporation, Bissell, BP (British Petroleum), Huhtamaki UK, Hyundai Motor America, Leviton Manufacturing Company, McCain Foods, Pernod-Ricard, Sigma Aldrich and Under Armour Performance Apparel.

New Generation Computing Inc. (NGC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, is a global software company that has 25 years of experience developing and marketing business applications for apparel manufacturers, brand managers, retailers and importers. Headquartered in Miami, NGC's worldwide customers include Dick's Sporting Goods, Wilsons Leather, Kellwood, Hugo Boss, Russell Corp., Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, Haggar Clothing Company, Maidenform, William Carter and VF Corporation.

For more information on the Company, contact:
American Software
800-726-2946 or 404-261-4381
FAX: 404-264-5206
INTERNET: www.amsoftware.com
E-mail: ask@amsoftware.com

Source: American Software, Inc.
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