November 12, 2008

Answerthink Signs Partnership Agreement with SAP Canada

MIAMI, November 12, 2008 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) and a gold-level SAP® channel partner in the U.S., announced today that it has expanded its territory beyond the U.S., signing a partnership agreement with SAP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE:SAP). This partnership will enable Answerthink to deliver the SAP® Business All-in-One solutions to midsize Canadian companies, helping them better manage their businesses, increase profitability and accelerate growth.

Answerthink has assisted companies in various industries to improve business performance and realize greater return from their investments in SAP solutions. Answerthink offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions as a defined-scope implementation with consulting services, and offers the flexibility to accommodate the unique business needs of each customer. EzLifesciences™, the initial vertical solution to be delivered into the Canadian market, is a suite of qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions that includes EzPharma™ and EzMed™. These solutions facilitate pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies to achieve complex goals unique within their industry.

"Answerthink is a great addition to our partner network," said Conrad Mandala, vice president, SME Channels, SAP Canada and SAP Business One, SAP North America. "Their expertise in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors and solid experience implementing SAP software will enable us to better understand our customers' needs and apply the best solution. We look forward to working with Answerthink to further expand SAP's footprint in these vertical industries."

Arthur Colombo, vice president, Answerthink states, "It is critical for customers to have vertical-focused solutions to help them address the unique challenges of their industries. SAP allows us to apply our best practices gained from years of working with customers in the life sciences and medical sectors to deliver industry-specific solutions that meet their exact needs."

Answerthink specializes in the sale, implementation and support of SAP solutions designed to enable clients to achieve world-class business performance and maximize the return on technology investments.

About Answerthink

Answerthink ( has achieved gold-level status as an SAP channel partner in the U.S. 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 solutions. Answerthink is a division of The Hackett Group and has offices in the United States and India.

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