January 25, 2012

Answerthink Receives Overall SAP® Channel Partner of the Year Award, North America at SAP® North America Field Kick-Off Meeting 2012

Miami, FL - January 25, 2012 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), today announced it has received the Overall SAP Channel Partner of the Year Award, North America. Awards were presented by SAP Americas (NYSE: SAP) during the SAP North America Field Kick-Off Meeting (FKOM) 2012, held Jan. 17-19 in New Orleans, LA, to the top-performing SAP channel partners and SAP services partners in North America for outstanding contributions that impact overall SAP sales and pipeline-generation goals.

"This award from SAP is in recognition of our exceptional execution across all areas of sales, services and support by our senior team" said Art Colombo, Answerthink's vice president of sales. "Key to this has been our ongoing commitment to create innovative solutions utilizing SAP Business Software to help our customers achieve their business objectives. With the continued support of SAP, we look forward to an even more successful 2012."

Selected from SAP's wide-ranging North American partner base, nominations for the SAP Partner Impact awards were based on internal SAP sales data. A steering committee composed of regional and global SAP representatives determined winning partners in each category according to numerous criteria such as sales achievement and performance. As the recipient of the award for Overall SAP Channel Partner of the Year, North America, Answerthink has been honored as the top-performing channel partner for sales achievement and new market growth. Winners will receive strong recognition from the SAP field for their accomplishments.

Answerthink executives accept their Overall SAP Channel Partner of the Year Award Answerthink executives accept their Overall SAP Channel Partner of the Year Award, North America at the SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting 2012. Shown (left to right) are: Answerthink Principal John McGrath; SAP AG Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott; Answerthink Vice President Art Colombo; and SAP President/North America Robert Courteau.

Answerthink received the award during the SAP North America FKOM 2012, an annual gathering of SAP executives, SAP field employees and partners to learn about SAP's strategy, sales methodology, best practices, business growth opportunities and product innovations. The theme of this year's meeting, "Run Better Win Bigger," prominently featured SAP's innovation story focusing on its core pillars - analytics, cloud, mobility and in-memory computing - as well as solutions for industries and lines of business on a consistent core. A focus of the event was on helping SAP's strong partner ecosystem succeed in 2012 by providing visibility into SAP's company direction, education on products, networking opportunities, and exposure to SAP leaders. SAP and its partners help customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and ultimately run better with SAP solutions. This year's North America FKOM hosted more than 4,000 attendees from the U.S. and Canada.

"Our partners' regional, industry and solution expertise play a crucial role in driving game-changing co-innovation and expanding our market reach and customer touch points," said John Graham, head of Volume Markets and Ecosystem & Channels, SAP America, Inc. "As a recipient of a 2012 SAP Partner Impact award, we recognize Answerthink's commitment and efforts in developing and growing its partnership with SAP and driving customer success."

Answerthink has been an SAP channel partner since 1997 and continues to expand market share, develop solutions and provide business value to the mid-size market. Partnering with SAP remains a key to achieving Answerthink's growth aspirations.

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.

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.

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