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June 7, 2016

Answerthink Announces "Go Live" at Cambrex Corporation On SAP® ERP and LabWare LIMS 6.0 Integration Through Integrated Web Services

MIAMI, June 7, 2016 - Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc.. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and a premier developer, provider and supporter of solutions based on SAP® software, today announced the successful implementation of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) solution at Cambrex Corporation's Sweden facility.

Answerthink, in partnership with an implementation partner of LabWare, has successfully delivered a new interface to Cambrex, a global active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer, to support full integration between the SAP ERP application and their LIMS. The interface connector (QM-IDI), once activated in business functions, enables bi-directional passing of data between SAP ERP and the LIMS. The interface connector reflects SAP's work with the leading LIMS software providers to develop web services that improve the connection and processing time, and reduce customer development times often found in building complex interfaces. The new toolset leverages the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform with Enterprise Services Oriented Architecture (ESOA).

The activation of web services on both sides enables clean import and export of data sets between clients. Some of the data sets supported are customer, vendor, material, inspection lot and batch history.

"Cambrex is now able to leverage the scalability of SAP ERP software while continuing to manage all of our quality-related data in our LIMS," stated Eric Laughridge, director of SAP at Cambrex.

"The upgraded platform of LabWare 6.0 along with the implementation of SAP ERP provides the business users with visibility and synchronous updates of data between the connected systems, with the added benefit of web connectivity for LIMS quality assurance and control processes," stated Andrew Danilow, senior director at Answerthink.

Answerthink, an SAP platinum partner and a member of United VARs, is a strategic business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. Answerthink develops and offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions, industry-specific software, implementation and training solutions developed by SAP partners using SAP applications.

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, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, 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 and SAP practices.

The Hackett Group has completed more than 13,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 87% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 58% 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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