August 5, 2015

The Hackett Group and ADP Join Forces to Deliver Industry-Leading Best Practices to Large Businesses Through ADP Vantage HCM®

  • Alliance further strengthens ADP's commitment to help clients better navigate their path to world-class HR using innovative solutions and expertise.

Miami & London - August 5, 2015 - The Hackett Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCKT) today announced that it has signed an agreement with ADP that will add a dedicated Hackett best practices advisory program to ADP's Vantage HCM® solution.

ADP Vantage HCM is a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution that helps organizations find, develop and retain great people. It is an integrated platform that addresses the strategic needs of HR, as well as the compliance and risk mitigation aspects of talent, benefits, payroll, and time and labor management.

By augmenting ADP Vantage HCM with industry best practices from The Hackett Group, clients will enhance their ability to achieve business outcomes by better aligning their HR services with their business strategy. ADP Vantage HCM clients now have access to:

  • Vantage-specific best practice configuration guides and process flows.
  • HR performance metrics and best-practice HCM research.
  • HCM subject matter experts.

The Hackett Group has completed more than 11,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 86% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 51% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ that includes the firm's benchmarking metrics, best practices repository, and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group's clients and partners to achieve world-class performance. As part of this agreement, Hackett will launch a customized best practice program for ADP Vantage HCM clients that will leverage Hackett's Best Practice Intelligence Center to support the planning, implementation and post-implementation strategies throughout the life of their Vantage contract.

"Our research shows that world-class HR companies rely on the right combination of technology and business best practices," said Ted A. Fernandez, Chairman and CEO of The Hackett Group, Inc. "This will allow ADP Vantage HCM clients to optimize the business value from this market-leading HCM solution."

"Today's HR leaders are facing the challenge of being more strategic to their organizations," said Dave Imbrogno, president of ADP National Account Services. "Enriching our ADP Vantage HCM solution with HCM industry best practices is going to help our clients see what 'better' human capital management looks like – and once we've helped them identify a path forward, accelerate their progress toward deploying even more strategic HR solutions. As the first and only HCM software provider to integrate The Hackett Group's unique execution insight into a solution, we've added yet another differentiator to our existing HR diagnostic and optimization tools and workforce data analytics." The rollout of the Hackett Group's offering is expected to take place over the next 60 days.


About ADP

Employers around the world rely on ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) for cloud-based solutions and services to help manage their most important asset – their people. From human resources and payroll to talent management and benefits administration, ADP brings unmatched depth and expertise in helping clients build a better workforce. A pioneer in Human Capital Management (HCM) and business process outsourcing, ADP serves more than 630,000 clients in more than 100 countries. The ADP logo, ADP, and ADP Vantage HCM, are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2015 ADP, LLC.


About The Hackett Group, Inc.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. Services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management, and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle EPM and SAP practices.

The Hackett Group has completed more than 11,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 86% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 52% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm's benchmarking metrics, best practices repository, and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group's clients and partners to achieve world-class performance.

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