December 13, 2007
Hackett Launches Leadership Community For Executives in Finance, IT, HR, Procurement

The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR) today announced the launch of the Hackett Performance Network, an open-access leadership community for executives in finance, IT, HR, and procurement.

November 13, 2007
Answerthink to Webcast Presentation at the UBS Global Technology & Services Conference

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSR - News), a strategic business advisory and technology consulting firm, is presenting at the UBS Global Technology & Services Conference in New York on Thursday, November 15, 2007. A live Webcast of the presentation is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1:45 pm ET.

November 13, 2007
Hackett: Ongoing Fallout from Compliance Activities Raises Cost of Finance at Typical Companies

Fallout from compliance-related activities continues to prevent CFOs at typical companies from resuming more than a decade of cost reduction efforts, according to new research from The Hackett Group, a global strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

October 25, 2007
Hackett Plots Evolution of Procurement's Value Proposition To Drive Competitive Advantage, Ensure Long-Term Relevance

How can procurement organizations evolve from a traditional tactical sourcing focus to a comprehensive position of value management? By moving through five discrete stages which help them develop new skill sets and operating models enabling them to eventually reach a point where procurement's sole agenda is to advance and support business strategy, according to new research from The Hackett Group, a global strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

October 18, 2007
Top European Companies Lose Ground in Battle for Cash, According to New REL/CFO Europe "Cash Masters" Study

Despite a booming economy and record sales figures, the top 1,000 public companies in Europe lost ground in the battle to generate and manage cash in 2006, according to the new "Cash Masters" study performed by cash flow management consultancy REL (NASDAQ: ANSR) and CFO Europe magazine.

July 24, 2007
Hackett: Companies Can Improve Earnings Nearly 15% By Improving Talent Management Function

By excelling in talent management, the average Fortune 500 company can generate a nearly 15% improvement in Earnings Before Interest, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA), netting almost $400 million annually, according to new Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

July 10, 2007
REL/CFO Europe Survey Sees European Working Capital Rebound; After 2005 Setback, Companies Liberate €46 Billion (£31b) in 2006

After a major setback in 2005, Europe's 1,000 largest companies (excluding automakers and financial institutions) resumed their course of working capital improvement in 2006, liberating €46 billion (£31b), largely through better bill collection and improved inventory management, according to results of the Tenth Annual Working Capital Survey conducted jointly by REL and CFO Europe magazine.

June 27, 2007
Answerthink and Paymetric Announce Alliance to Benefit SAP Customers

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today that it has formed an alliance with Paymetric, Inc. for the distribution of industry-specific payment card software for organizations running SAP® applications. Answerthink and Paymetric will serve mid-size companies by integrating payment card capabilities into Answerthink's industry-specific, low-cost, on-time delivery and implementation of SAP applications.

June 26, 2007
REL/CFO Magazine Survey Shows Working Capital Improvement Stalled for the First Time in a Decade, Driven by Slowing Sales Growth And Increases in Overseas Manufacturing

After nearly a decade of annual reductions in working capital, overall the 1000 largest U.S. companies (excluding automakers and financial institutions) showed no improvement in 2006 in large part due to increased inventory as a result of both slowing sales growth rate and increased use of overseas manufacturing facilities, according to results of the Tenth Annual Working Capital Survey conducted jointly by REL and CFO Magazine.

June 21, 2007
Answerthink and LORENZ Life Sciences Group Announce Strategic Alliance for the SAP Life Science Industry

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.

June 12, 2007
Does IT Matter? Hackett Concludes the Answer is Yes; Research Offers Five Key Ways IT Can Drive Competitive Advantage

"Does IT Matter?" While considerable difference of opinion about this issue exists among many business leaders, new research finds a conclusive answer. The best companies clearly use information technology (IT) as a strategic enabler to create competitive advantage, according to the latest Book of Numbers™ findings from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

May 22, 2007
European Companies Can Increase Savings of Offshoring Back Office Functions by 40% by Integrating Transformation, Process Improvements

While the potential for companies to reduce costs by offshoring back office operations is dramatic, European companies can potentially increase these savings by 40% by selectively integrating transformation and process improvement efforts into their globalization initiatives, according to new research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

May 22, 2007
U.S. Companies Can Increase Savings of Offshoring Back Office Functions By Over 50% by Integrating Transformation, Process Improvements

While the potential for companies to reduce costs by offshoring back office operations is dramatic, companies can potentially increase these savings by over 50% by selectively integrating transformation and process improvement efforts into their globalization initiatives, according to new research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

May 21, 2007
Answerthink's EzDistribution Solution Receives SAP Qualification

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today that EzDistribution™, an SAP™ All-in-One solution, has been qualified as an offering for Wholesale Distribution companies. The qualification allows Answerthink to provide an SAP solution that includes functionality specifically for growing Wholesale Distribution companies.

May 15, 2007
Holopack Selects SAP and Answerthink's EzPharma Solution To Streamline Business Processes and Position for Growth

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today that Holopack International has selected EzPharma, an SAP™ All-in-One solution from Answerthink that is preconfigured with best practices and functionality specifically for growing pharmaceutical delivery and manufacturing companies.

April 26, 2007
European Business Leaders Assemble for The Hackett Group's Third Annual Best Practices Conference

The Hackett Group, a research-based advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR), today announced that it will preview findings from its 2007 Book of Numbers™ research at its Third Annual European Best Practices Conference, "Leveraging Synergies: Myth or Reality," in London 10 and 11 May.

April 9, 2007
The Hackett Group to Preview 2007 SG&A Research Findings At 17th Annual Best Practices Conference

The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today that it will preview findings from its 2007 Book of Numbers™ research at its 17th Annual Best Practices Conference, "Leveraging Synergies: Myth or Reality," in Atlanta April 26 and 27.

March 21, 2007
Colorado, Massachusetts, and Mississippi Honored For Peak Effectiveness in Finance Operations By NASACT, The Hackett Group, and Accenture

The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT) has announced that three states - Colorado, Massachusetts, and Mississippi - have been named as winners of NASACT Benchmark Achievement Awards for achieving top-quartile effectiveness in finance operations.

March 6, 2007
Hackett: European Companies Turning to Finance Shared Services To Drive Cost Savings of Over 20%, Other Operational Improvements

Finance shared services organisations (SSOs) have now become a proven and standard approach for most European companies, helping to cut the cost of finance operations by over 20% while enabling them to improve quality, productivity, and customer service by up to 40%, according to new Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

February 15, 2007
Answerthink Receives SAP's SME Partner of the Year Award

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR) announced today that it has been named an SAP® All-in-One Partner of the Year by SAP America, in recognition of the company's sales and implementation efforts with small and midsize enterprises (SMEs). In addition, three individual Answerthink account executives were recognized as top SME performers in the U.S. by SAP.

February 14, 2007
REL Announces Expanded Focus on Cash Flow; Evolves Brand Strategy

Professional services firm REL has announced that it is formally expanding its consulting capabilities beyond working capital management to include a more comprehensive approach to help companies deliver cash flow improvements. In combination with this new positioning, REL has formally introduced a new brand identity - REL, Cash Flow Delivered. This expanded focus comes after the first year of integration with REL's sister company, The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm. Both companies are part of Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR).

January 30, 2007
Hackett - Shared Services Can Reduce HR Process Cost Cuts by up to 80%; While Driving Improved Satisfaction, Productivity, and Quality

Properly implemented shared services organizations (SSOs) can help HR organizations to reduce process costs by up to 80%, while generating similar improvements in internal customer satisfaction, productivity, and quality, according to 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers™ research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

January 17, 2007
Hackett: Six Sigma Not a Silver Bullet for Back-Office Improvements; Research Identifies Key Factors Impacting Success and Failure

Six Sigma is far from a "silver bullet," for executives seeking to reduce cost and improve overall quality of back office operations, according to research from The Hackett Group, a strategic advisory firm and an Answerthink company (NASDAQ: ANSR).

January 9, 2007
Abiomed, Inc. "Goes Live" with EzMed Solution From Answerthink and SAP

Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR), announced today the successful go-live of EzMed, an SAP All-in-One business software solution, at Abiomed, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of circulatory support technology for patients in heart failure. Joining a growing list of midsize companies opting for the industry-specific business management solution from Answerthink and SAP, Abiomed is one of ten life sciences companies that have selected EzLifeSciences solutions within the past year.