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May 22, 2018

The Hackett Group Joins Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program to Drive Customer Success

Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Program Recognizes The Hackett Group Delivering Six Successful Oracle Cloud Applications in North America

 

MIAMI & LONDON, May 22, 2018 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a Cloud Premier and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has joined the Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) program and has achieved CEI status for six Oracle Cloud applications in North America, including Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud, Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud, Oracle Financials Cloud, Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud, Oracle Benefits Cloud, and Oracle Talent Management Cloud.

Oracle launched the CEI partner program at OpenWorld 2017 to accelerate customers’ digital transformation in the cloud. The program recognizes and rewards partners that continually demonstrate expertise, a successful track record, and superior customer satisfaction in delivering high-quality Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloud implementations to customers.

“We are committed to Oracle,” said Scott McHale, Oracle technology leader for The Hackett Group. “We believe the Oracle Cloud Application Suite is the best in the market and it can easily provide our clients with the transformational results they are looking to achieve.”

The CEI program was developed to provide customers with a clear, objective, and informative view of partner qualifications for implementing Oracle SaaS solutions. Through the OPN Solutions Catalog, customers are now able to identify and engage with partner firms that best align to their specific project needs. Access to this information helps customers minimize implementation risk, quickly adopt new cloud functionality, and realize the maximum potential of the Oracle Cloud.

The Hackett Group’s Oracle Digital Transformation Platform (ODTP) aligns Oracle Cloud Applications functionality with Hackett-Certified™ Best Practices and configuration guidance, as well as benchmark metrics and Best Practice Process flows in order to optimize the transformative value of Oracle Cloud Applications.

According to Shane Moncrieff, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud principal for The Hackett Group, “ODTP is a launching pad for our Oracle Applications consultants to help our clients rapidly identify opportunities for Out of the Book functions to drive effectiveness and efficiency in their business.”

“Oracle is committed to helping our partners drive customer success across the Oracle Cloud portfolio,” said Camillo Speroni, Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “We remain committed to providing partners with the training and resources needed to drive customer advocacy, and make the journey to cloud as smooth and successful as possible for customers.”

For more information about the CEI program, visit www.oracle.com/partners/goto/cei.

 

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 Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners.

 

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Cautionary Statement Regarding “Forward Looking” Statements

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 the ODTP, Oracle cloud applications and its other services against competition from other consulting and professional/trade associations/companies who may have or develop in the future, similar competitive offerings, the commercial viability of the ODTP or Oracle cloud-based applications , changes in expectations regarding technology products, Hackett’s ability to market and sell its consulting and transformation services, Oracle’s continued status as a leading ERP software provider, 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.