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May 30, 2018

The Hackett Group and ADP Further Expand Strategic Alliance

The Hackett Group’s HCM Best Practice Advisory Program, Research, Metrics, and Tools to Be Available to Companies Using ADP Enterprise HR, ADP Vantage HCM, and ADP Workforce Now

 

MIAMI & LONDON, May 30, 2018 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP) have announced a further expansion to their strategic alliance that will offer large companies (those with 1000+ employees) using ADP Enterprise HR®, ADP Vantage HCM®, and ADP Workforce Now® access to The Hackett Group’s advisors, best practices, metrics, research, and tools. These offerings are aimed at helping large organizations improve human capital management (HCM) performance, the efficiency and effectiveness of their HR operations and strategic impact to help drive enterprise results.

The Hackett Group’s advisory services programs offer HCM best practices, research, process benchmark metrics, process flows, and playbooks aligned to the modules and capabilities of each specific technology offering. The intellectual property from The Hackett Group assists clients as they make configuration decisions and related transformation efforts.

PS Logistics, a full-service transportation company with more than 2,000 flatbed assets, is one client that has benefitted from the combination of ADP Vantage HCM® and The Hackett Group’s insights. According to Kimberly Daigle, Vice President of Human Resources, at PS Logistics, “Before we implemented ADP Vantage HCM, we had 25 different systems that all housed HR information. Even the systems we had implemented into our business couldn’t cross-relate personnel files. As you’d imagine, this created significant difficulties for us to manage the workforce in a centralized fashion. When we decided to go with ADP Vantage HCM, we knew we wanted to clean all of that up. And we needed help to accomplish this.”

“I use the best practices program to get answers to specific questions,” explained Daigle. “I usually start by using The Hackett Group’s dashboard for guidance… The best practices program has sped up the decision-making process by improving the confidence we have in the data…The best practices program has also given me a more trusted seat at the leadership table.”

“I would highly recommend leveraging ADP Vantage HCM and The Hackett Group’s best practices as assets to bring into your business,” said Daigle.

According to Harry Osle, The Hackett Group Global HR Advisory Practice leader. “It’s wonderful to see how PS Logistics is relying on ADP Vantage HCM in combination with The Hackett Group’s unique intellectual property to streamline their HR operations, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and drive towards world-class performance.

“Our research consistently shows that technology alone is not enough,” said Osle. “But a real paradigm shift is possible when customers combine a strong HCM technology offering like ADP’s with a commitment to process excellence, driven by The Hackett Group’s best practices, research, process benchmark metrics, process flows, and implementation playbooks aligned to the modules and capabilities of the software.”

“With the expansion of our relationship, our intellectual property is now available via three of ADP’s most popular platforms — ADP Vantage HCM, ADP Enterprise HR, and ADP Workforce Now,” explained Osle. “We believe that customers of these HCM platforms who have the Hackett Best Practice program will find tremendous value in this partnership, just as PS Logistics has.”

“HR leaders of today are often being asked to engage in strategic decisions for their organizations and do more with fewer resources,” said Debbie Dyson, president of ADP National Account Services and Client Experience at ADP. “We’re helping clients meet this challenge by offering the expertise of ADP’s dedicated service teams and The Hackett Group’s best practices to help them better utilize their technology, people, and processes. We’re delighted to be the first HCM software provider to offer The Hackett Group’s unique insight and to expand our relationship to offer more of our client base access to the best practices, benchmarking tools, and research data that Hackett provides.”

 

About The Hackett Group, Inc.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation 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 15,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 89% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 59% 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.

 

About ADP (NASDAQ-ADP)

Powerful technology plus a human touch. Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent. Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce. For more information, visit ADP.com.

ADP, the ADP logo, ADP A more human resource, ADP Workforce Now, Enterprise HR and ADP Vantage HCM are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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This release contains “forward looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements including without limitation, words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, seeks”, “estimates” or other similar phrases or variations of such words or similar expressions indicating, present or future anticipated or expected occurrences or outcomes are intended to identify such forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are not statements of historical fact and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. Factors that may impact such forward looking statements include without limitation, the ability of Hackett to effectively market its Services, whether independently or through ADP, against competition from other consulting and professional/trade associations/companies who may have or develop in the future, similar offerings, the commercial viability of Hackett’s Services or the offerings which ADP embeds them, changes in expectations regarding consulting services or technology products, Hackett’s ability to market and sell its consulting and transformation services, ADP’s continued status as a leading solution in the technology and payroll space, the ability of Hackett to attract skilled employees, changes in collections of accounts receivable, risk of competition, price and margin trends, changes in general economic conditions and interests rates as well as other risk detailed in Hackett’s reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Hackett does not undertake any duty to update this release or any forward looking statements contained herein.