October 26, 2006

Answerthink Receives SAP Qualification for EzMed Solution; Also Forms Alliance with Arbour Group for FDA Validation Services

MIAMI, October 26, 2006 - Answerthink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSR) today announced that it has received SAP qualification for EzMed, its mySAP ™ All-in-One partner solution for medical device manufacturers. Answerthink also announced a strategic alliance with regulatory compliance specialist Arbour Group LLC, which will offer clients products and services designed to streamline U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) validation of EzMed and other EzLifeSciences implementations.

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

EzMed is an industry-specific offering from Answerthink customized for growing companies in the medical device industries. It is part of Answerthink's EzLifeSciences family of preconfigured solutions that are designed specifically to help life sciences companies achieve goals such as streamlined product development, medical device manufacturer reporting automation, and regulatory compliance. A total of ten life sciences companies have selected Answerthink and EzLifeSciences within the past 12 months. Answerthink is an award-winning reseller of SAP solutions to mid-market companies in the life sciences and other industries.

EzMed was qualified following a testing and assessment process designed to provide assurances that the industry-specific solution meets SAP's standards for quality and performance. "As an SAP partner, Answerthink delivers business process expertise at a micro-vertical level, building upon industry best practices developed by SAP and its partners based on over 35 years of serving the industry's leading companies," said Joe Miles, Life Science Industry Director, SAP Americas. "EzMed is a valuable life sciences industry solution that is predictable to deploy, adaptable to changing business needs and features built-in expertise for midsize companies. The inclusion of validation tools and templates provided by Arbour Group further minimizes business risk and disruption to customers implementing the EzMed solution."

Answerthink named Arbour Group as its strategic alliance partner for FDA validation services following Arbour Group's testing and pre-certification of the EzLifeSciences offering. The validation products from Arbour Group will dramatically simplify the process of validating individual customers' EzLifeSciences implementations. Validation, including an assessment of controls and business processes, is required by the FDA for systems such as EzLifeSciences in use by life sciences companies.

"EzLifeSciences solutions are designed to provide pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and others in this industry with a solution that meets their specific needs, helps them to get up and running quickly, and enables them to manage their business more effectively. The addition of SAP qualification, and our new alliance with Arbour Group, supports these goals," explained Answerthink SAP Solutions Group Managing Director John McGrath.

"By coupling their validation products with the EzLifeSciences solutions, Arbour Group has significantly reduced the amount of time and effort required to fully validate the software once it is fully installed. We believe our clients will be impressed with their focus, experience, and global presence," said Mr. McGrath.

According to Arbour Group Executive Vice President Christopher McNally, "Answerthink has created a powerful solution with EzLifeSciences, and we're proud to be named an alliance partner. Their suite of offerings do a great job of addressing the needs of this growing market, and this makes our validation products and services highly complementary."

About Answerthink

Answerthink, Inc. (www.answerthink.com) is a leading business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. By leveraging the comprehensive database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink's business and technology solutions help clients significantly improve performance and maximize returns on technology investments. Answerthink's capabilities include benchmarking, business transformation, business applications, business intelligence, and offshore application development and support. Founded in 1997, Answerthink has offices throughout the United States and in Europe and India.

About Arbour Group

Arbour Group, LLC (www.arbourgroup.com) is a leading provider of regulatory products and services for pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies worldwide. As regulatory compliance specialists, the company's expertise is in performing risk assessments and remediation, computer software validation, quality systems policy and SOP development, education and training, and outsourced validation solutions. The Arbour advantage is the combination of offerings that are designed to help regulated companies harmonize compliance efforts across diverse business software systems, geographically dispersed facilities and complex regulatory environments. Arbour Group has been lowering the cost of compliance since 1990 for over 80 multinational companies. Their global presence includes United States offices in California, Illinois, New Jersey and North Carolina along with facilities in Dublin, Ireland and Dubai, U.A.E.


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