April 30, 2015

The Hackett Group's Answerthink Division Receives 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award: Valued-Added Reseller of the Year

MIAMI & LONDON - April 30, 2015 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), today announced that it has received a 2015 SAP® Pinnacle Award as Valued-Added Reseller of the Year, in recognition of its outstanding contributions as an SAP partner. SAP presents these awards annually to top partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and helping customers run better. Winners and finalists in 22 categories were chosen based on recommendations from the SAP field, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following umbrella categories: Exponential Growth, Cloud, Platform and Value Creation.

"We are proud to receive this prestigious partner award, as it recognizes Answerthink's commitment and dedication to SAP," said Art Colombo, vice president of SAP Sales for Answerthink. "This partnership has enabled us to excel in offering innovative solutions and services, through which we are driving customer success and helping clients run their businesses better."

Answerthink has been able to grow based on SAP's innovative and leading solution portfolio. The SAP Pinnacle Award for Value-Added Reseller also brings focus on Answerthink's ability to provide solution offerings, drive value, create new and innovative business models based on specific industry needs, and accelerate the impact of technology investments by its customers. As part of united VARs, a federation of midmarket consulting providers focused on delivering customer support of SAP solutions, Answerthink has been able to extend its services globally. Through its involvement in this organization, made up of 32 best-of-breed SAP channel partners, Answerthink offers one-stop support to international customers.

"We joined united VARs with a vision of serving customers with international, cohesive implementations," said John McGrath, managing director of Answerthink. "As part of this network we are able to provide a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and services, as well as local support for these solutions, seamlessly within a global environment."

"More and more companies are choosing solutions from SAP than ever before, and in many ways we attribute that to the strength and commitment of our partners," said Rodolpho Cardenuto, president, Global Partner Operations, SAP. "Together, we are working with partners like Answerthink to help our customers run simply and at their best. Answerthink exemplifies leadership and a can-do attitude, and we congratulate everyone involved in Answerthink's organization for this well-deserved 2015 SAP Pinnacle Award."

Answerthink has enjoyed a strong and long-standing relationship with SAP, which is based on a defined synergy and collaboration for partnership success. Through the partnership, Answerthink can easily illustrate the business value of SAP technology, delivering the solutions that fit customer-specific needs and desired outcomes. This model has proven results over the years, driving success for both Answerthink and SAP.

SAP Pinnacle Awards shine a spotlight on SAP's partners' remarkable contributions, acknowledging their dedication to teamwork, innovative approach and capacity to challenge what is possible to help customers achieve their goals. Award winners will be formally recognized at the SAP Global Partner Summit being held on May 4, in conjunction with SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP's international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., May 5-7.


About Answerthink

Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, is an SAP platinum partner under unitedVARS. Answerthink develops and offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions, as well as services, support for analytics, mobility, cloud offerings, training and the SAP HANA platform. By leveraging the best practices of The Hackett Group, Answerthink helps clients improve performance and maximize returns on investments in SAP software.


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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