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June 21, 2007
MIAMI, June 21, 2007 - Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with LORENZ Life Sciences Group for the distribution of LORENZ solutions in North America. Answerthink and LORENZ Life Sciences Group will serve midsize companies by integrating best practice submissions management solutions into Answerthink's Life Science solutions based on SAP technology.
Answerthink's pre-configured EzLifeSciences solutions are designed specifically to help midsize companies streamline new product development, automate manufacture reporting, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. LORENZ's solutions are geared specifically for submission assembly, review, publishing, validation and management for regulated environments within the life sciences industry as well as supporting the FDA mandate to submit electronically by the end of 2007.
"We are delighted to be able to tap into Answerthink's North American sales and service infrastructure, as well as their unrivaled SAP solution and deployment knowledge in the Life Sciences industry," said Wolfgang Witzel, President of LORENZ Life Sciences Group.
"This is a welcome confirmation of the global reputation we have acquired since 1989 in the field of submission management," added Mr. Witzel, stating that "the solutions we have provided to our customers and the results they have achieved are indeed - best practice."
According to Answerthink SAP Solutions Group Managing Director John McGrath, "We're delighted to be working with LORENZ. Our EzLifeSciences solutions are providing superior value for growing, innovative customers. LORENZ has successfully developed purpose-built solutions that can be integrated at ease which will only enhance our offerings to this industry."
Answerthink, Inc. (www.answerthink.com) is a leading business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. By leveraging the comprehensive database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink's business and technology solutions help clients significantly improve performance and maximize returns on technology investments. Capabilities include benchmarking, business transformation, business applications, business intelligence, and offshore application development and support. Founded in 1997, Answerthink has offices throughout the United States and in Europe and Asia. Answerthink was named the SAP 2006 SME Partner of the Year.
LORENZ Life Sciences Group (www.lorenz.cc) develops and markets software solutions for the Life Sciences market. LORENZ's solutions are geared specifically for submission assembly, review, publishing, validation and management. As the number one supplier of submission management systems in the world for US, European and Japanese submissions, LORENZ is currently the market leader in producing eCTDs. With over 100 installations in 20 countries, LORENZ has built a reputable customer base.