February 15, 2012

Chemical Information Services and The Hackett Group Announce Strategic Alliance

Miami, FL & Dallas, TX - February 15, 2012 - Chemical Information Services (CIS) and The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) today announced a strategic alliance which will offer CIS clients access to select Hackett research and insights.

CIS is a leading provider of product and producer information to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The Hackett Group is a global strategic business advisory and operations improvement consulting firm, and a leader in best practice advisory, benchmarking and transformation consulting services including strategy and operations, working capital management and globalization advice.

Under the terms of the alliance agreement, CIS will work closely with The Hackett Group to make available through CIS multimedia channels select procurement-related content relevant to its membership which may include white papers, articles, case studies and other intellectual property. This content will cover topics of interest to the procurement community within the CIS client base including procurement strategy, purchase-to-pay process design, supply risk management, supply chain strategy, and compliance. In addition, The Hackett Group will offer to CIS clients the opportunity to participate in select webcasts and performance studies to help guide their own procurement organization's improvement strategies.

This new strategic alliance is a continuation of CIS's commitment to bring the greatest value to its customer base. CIS has recently expanded its service offerings, launching an electronic newsletter, a webinar series, social media campaign, CIS TV channel, new product enhancements and the on-line auction service, CIS MarketMaker.

"The alliance with The Hackett Group is a good example of how we are continuing to evolve the company as a source of higher value information and business intelligence that play an integral part in the work flow of our clients as they procure chemical products worldwide," said John R. Harris, President and CEO of Chemical Information Services. "Our products and services leverage our 40 years of experience delivering product and producer information to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries."

Chemical Information Services (CIS): Founded in 1972, CIS is a leading provider of product and producer information to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Chemical Information Services provides a variety of internet delivered database products to clients worldwide. The company's flagship product, the Directory of World Chemical Producers, is the industry standard listing of chemical and pharmaceutical sources and related information. For further information, contact us by email at info@chemicalinfo.com, by phone at 214-432-2190, or by visiting our website at www.chemicalinfo.com.

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.