October 16, 2008

Answerthink and Synactive Announce Alliance to Benefit Customers Using SAP Solutions

MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2008 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and a gold-level SAP channel partner specializing in the sale, implementation and support of SAP® solutions, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Synactive Inc., a leading developer of high-quality software components in support of SAP applications.

Synactive, a California-based company, implements products tailored precisely to meet the practical needs of users of SAP solutions. Their products include GuiXT Mobile Suite, GuiXT Offline Suite, GuiXT Portal Suite and GuiXT Developer Suite, which can be implemented quickly and without modification to core applications.

"Our alliance with Answerthink underlines our efforts to address core challenges on usability and provide customers with an in-depth understanding of their strategic challenges and knowledge of SAP best practices," stated Thomas Ewe, CEO for Synactive.

Answerthink, which has achieved gold-level status as an SAP channel partner, resells, implements, supports, upgrades and remotely manages SAP applications throughout all industries.

Answerthink solutions and services help clients significantly improve performance and maximize returns on technology investments. Synactive products are designed to further optimize the SAP user interface without modifying the system.

"Synactive's products enable our customers to transform advanced, multi-screen SAP processes and transactions into single-screen views, increasing both ease of use and data entry speed," stated John McGrath, Managing Director for Answerthink. "As powerful as SAP applications are, Answerthink knows that software alone is not enough to transform businesses into world-class performers. We help our clients generate exceptional value from their investments in SAP applications through our unparalleled knowledge of best practices and our alliances with companies such as Synactive."

About Answerthink

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

About Synactive Inc.

Synactive Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Foster City, CA, with a presence in EMEA through Synactive GmbH. Synactive Inc. has established industry specific alliances with leading corporations in the Automotive, Discrete Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Aerospace & Defense, High Tech, Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceuticals across the world. Additional information about Synactive is available at www.guixt.com.

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