February 19, 2009

Answerthink's EzCPG Solution Receives SAP Qualification

Answerthink Broadens Solutions To Include Offering for Consumer Products Companies

MIAMI, February 19, 2009 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and an SAP channel partner specializing in the sale, implementation and support of SAP® solutions, today announced that its EzCPG™ is a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution.

The EzCPG solution enables consumer products enterprises to meet their fundamental business and IT challenges. Built on the world's leading enterprise applications from SAP AG with best business practices built-in, EzCPG has been predefined by Answerthink to address the needs of small and midsize consumer products companies. The delivered functionality has been validated against Hackett-Certified best practices, resulting in a system that helps ensure optimal organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

One Answerthink customer is New Jersey-based, Tumi, Inc., a leading international brand of luxury travel, business and lifestyle accessories. Their high-end line is available at fine department stores and specialty shops as worldwide.

"The SAP implementation has been a great success," said Jim Walsh, vice president of IT for Tumi, Inc. "We can easily retrieve important financial, supply chain and customer data whenever we need it. We can respond more quickly to our customer and supplier needs and are more competitive."

SAP Business All-In-One partner solutions are qualified by SAP and developed, sold and supported by SAP channel partners as a defined-scope implementation with consulting services, and offer the flexibility to accommodate the unique business needs of each customer. Qualified SAP Business All-In-One partner solutions are preconfigured, industry-specific versions of the SAP ERP application combined with SAP Best Practices offerings, enabling streamlined operations, lower costs and a proven path to growth.

Small and mid-size companies typically have revenues under $500 million and require cost-effective solutions that can be up and running quickly. These companies benefit greatly from the industry best practices and business-specific solution expertise that SAP and partners like Answerthink provide.

"We are excited to build on the success of our qualified SAP Business All-In-One partner solutions with the qualification of EzCPG," said John McGrath, managing director, Answerthink. "Through our vertical offerings, Answerthink has demonstrated that an SAP solution is within the reach of a mid-market customer who might not normally evaluate an SAP solution. With our industry expertise and qualified SAP All-In-One partner solutions, we can clearly define world-class performance and help clients achieve it more effectively while managing their deployment of ERP solutions."

Answerthink is a strategic business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. Answerthink has developed the EzSuite of Solutions, which includes solutions for the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Bio-Technology, Service Provider, Wholesale Distribution, and other industries.

About Answerthink

Answerthink (www.answerthink.com), is a gold-level SAP channel partner that develops and offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions - industry-specific software, implementation, and training packaged solutions. By leveraging the best practices database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink helps clients improve performance and maximize returns on SAP software investments. Answerthink is a division of The Hackett Group and has offices in the United States and India.


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