November 2, 2011

Promega "Goes Live" With SAP® Business All-in-One Partner Solution From Answerthink

MIAMI, November 2, 2011 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and a premier developer, provider and supporter of SAP® solutions, today announced the successful go-live implementation of EzLifeSciences™, a qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solution for the life sciences industry, at Promega Corporation.

Promega is a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life sciences industry. Promega Corporation's 2,000 products enable scientists worldwide to advance their research in the life sciences, particularly in genomics, proteomics, and cellular analysis. Their products are also used to support molecular diagnostics and human identification. Founded in 1978, Promega is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with branches in 15 countries and over 50 global distributors.

Promega leveraged Answerthink's EzLifeSciences qualified SAP Business All-In-One partner solution. EzLifeSciences is an industry-specific offering from Answerthink based on SAP Best Practices and customized for life sciences companies like Promega. It provides the benefits of an end-to-end solution designed specifically to help life sciences companies achieve goals such as streamlining new product development and automating the processes required for FDA approvals and regulatory compliance. On August 1, Promega went live with its new solution, on time and on budget.

The successful implementation of SAP Business All-in-One included core functionality in the areas of finance, controlling, business process consolidation, human resources, purchasing, inventory and warehouse management, production planning, quality management, plant maintenance, sales, and logistics.

In addition to supporting the core business processes for Promega, Answerthink was tasked with integrating Promega's Helix™ program, an on-site stocking system. Helix automates the entire purchasing process - from scientists obtaining their products to invoicing, inventory tracking and re-ordering - with the simple swipe of a card. Part of the program includes Helix freezers, refrigerators and cabinets, which provide customers with 24/7 access to Promega products on-site without the overhead associated with a more traditional procure-to-pay process. Utilizing Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) capabilities, products are tracked throughout the supply chain through to consumption. Leveraging a cloud-based data architecture, Helix units communicate directly with SAP solutions in real time, providing up-to-the-minute transactional and inventory updates. Currently, Promega has deployed over 800 Helix units worldwide.

"We are proud to have been selected as Promega's partner in delivering this critical business initiative," said Michael Greene, group director, SAP Solutions at Answerthink. "The SAP Business All-in-One solution is a fully integrated ERP solution that will provide both the visibility and control that a growing global organization like Promega needs. We look forward to being part of their continued success."

Answerthink is a strategic business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. Qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions are industry-specific software, implementation, and training solutions developed by SAP partners using SAP applications.


About Answerthink

Answerthink (www.answerthink.com) is an SAP gold 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 investments in SAP software. Answerthink is a division of The Hackett Group and has offices in the United States, Europe and India.


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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