December 14, 2006
Hackett: World-Class Procurement Organizations Now Spend 25% Less, Improved Effectiveness Dramatically Reduces Direct & Indirect Spending

World-class procurement organizations now spend 25% less on procurement operations than typical companies, while demonstrating improved effectiveness that enables them to generate twice the annualized reductions in direct and indirect spending, according to the 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers™ from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR). In addition, these world-class performers are reaping significant benefits by focusing on strategic management in key areas such as sourcing opportunities, supplier management, and the application of technology investments

December 5, 2006
The Hackett Group Warns of Widening Performance Gap In the Back Offices of Large Global Corporations

The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR), today released results from its 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers™ research. Based on its analysis of in-depth benchmarks of back office performance at Global 2,000 companies, Hackett has identified a widening performance gap between organizations that have achieved world-class performance levels in their SG&A operations versus typical companies.

November 30, 2006
Answerthink Announces Plans to Support Hyperion® System™ 9 Smart Space™

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), today announced plans to support Hyperion System 9 Smart Space from Hyperion (NASDAQ Global Select: HYSL), the global leader in Business Performance Management (BPM) software.

November 30, 2006
Hackett: Shared Services Can Drive Dramatic Finance Cost Reductions, But Many Companies See Little to No Cost Benefit

Companies can cut finance process costs by over 40% through the use of shared services, and also improve customer satisfaction, process quality, and productivity. But many companies never see these gains, due to common errors in their sourcing decision making or implementation efforts, according to new research findings from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

November 28, 2006
World-Class IT Organizations Spend 7% More Than Peers; But Spending Generates Strong ROI in Other SG&A Areas

World-class information technology (IT) organizations spend 7% more than typical companies, according to 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group.

November 16, 2006
Hackett Book of Numbers™ Analysis: Finance Costs at Typical Companies Resume Downward Trend, But Still Well over Pre-Sarbox Levels

The cost of finance operations has resumed its 14-year downward trend at typical companies, after spiking dramatically in 2004/2005 due in part to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, according to 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group.

November 8, 2006
Hackett: Offshoring of Back-Office Functions Could Generate €48 Billion in Annual Savings for Top 500 European companies

Europe's Top 500 companies could potentially save €48 billion annually, or almost €96 million on average per company, by offshoring many of their back office activities, according to research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR). Advances in technology, along with increasingly educated global work forces, enable the portability of business support activities across information technology (IT), finance, human resources (HR) and procurement to take advantage of labour arbitrage. Hackett estimates that the increased use of offshore resources may impact up to 1.3 million general and administrative (G&A) jobs, or on average 2,620 positions per company within the FT Europe 500.

November 8, 2006
Hackett: Offshoring of Back-Office Functions Could Generate $58 Billion in Annual Savings for Fortune 500

The Fortune 500 could potentially save $58 billion annually, or over $116 million on average per company, by offshoring many of their back office activities, according to research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR). Advances in technology, along with increasingly educated global work forces, enable the portability of business support activities across information technology (IT), finance, human resources (HR) and procurement to take advantage of labor arbitrage. Hackett estimates that the increased use of offshore resources may impact up to 1.47 million general and administrative (G&A) jobs, or nearly 3,000 at a typical Fortune 500 company.

October 26, 2006
Answerthink Receives SAP Qualification for EzMed Solution; Also Forms Alliance with Arbour Group for FDA Validation Services

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR) today announced that it has received SAP qualification for EzMed, its mySAP ™ All-in-One partner solution for medical device manufacturers. Answerthink also announced a strategic alliance with regulatory compliance specialist Arbour Group LLC, which will offer clients products and services designed to streamline U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) validation of EzMed and other EzLifeSciences implementations.

October 19, 2006
Hackett: World-Class Enterprise Performance Management Drives More Than Twice the Shareholder Return

Executives can more than double their company's equity market returns and drive higher stock price, larger dividends, and significantly lower operating profit volatility by improving enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities, including planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting, to world-class levels, according to new Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

September 25, 2006
Answerthink To Webcast Presentation At The Noble Financial ONTRACK 2006 Conference

Answerthink, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSR) will provide a live audio Webcast of its presentation at The Noble Financial ONTRACK 2006 Small Cap Conference and Micro Cap Symposium.

September 21, 2006
Precimed Selects Answerthink's EzMed Solution and SAP To Streamline Business Processes and Position for Growth

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR) announced today that Precimed, Inc. has gone live with EzMed, a mySAP ™ All-in-One solution from Answerthink that is preconfigured with best practices and functionality specifically for growing medical device manufacturers. The solution will be hosted for Precimed by SAP Managed Solutions under a 36-month contract.

September 5, 2006
Hackett-REL: Working Capital Improvement Virtually Stalled Among Europe's Top 1,000 Companies

After several years of consistent improvement, Europe's largest companies have now virtually stalled in their working capital improvement efforts, potentially leaving as much as €500 billion in excess working capital untapped, according to the 9th Annual Working Capital Survey conducted by Hackett-REL, the Total Working Capital practice of The Hackett Group, an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR), in conjunction with CFO Europe Magazine.

September 5, 2006
Hackett-REL: Top U.S. Companies See $72 Billion In Improved Working Capital; Yet Annual Survey Identifies an Additional $450 Billion in Potential Cash

The top 1,000 U.S. companies liberated $72 billion of cash from working capital in 2005 by enhancing the way they collect bills from customers, pay suppliers, and manage inventory, according to results from the 9th Annual Working Capital Survey conducted by Hackett-REL, the Total Working Capital practice of The Hackett Group, an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

August 17, 2006
The Hackett Group: Supplier Diversity Does Not Drive Increased Costs

Increasing the reliance on women- and minority-owned businesses as suppliers does not cost leading procurement organizations more, according to new research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR). In fact, some cutting-edge companies find quite the opposite is true, and are finding ways to use supplier diversity to drive new sources of revenue.