ARC Advisory Group Ranks Manhattan Associates as ”Leading Supplier of Warehouse Management Systems”

Company also predicts WMS market to grow to $1.8 billion in 2012

SYDNEY and ATLANTA (May 14, 2008) –

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced its ranking as the overall “Leading Supplier of Warehouse Management Systems” in ARC Advisory Group’s Warehouse Management Systems Worldwide Outlook, Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2012.

ARC Advisory Group produces the annual forecast which follows more than 80 suppliers of WMS solutions and gives a detailed analysis and forecast for the marketplace through 2012. The Manhattan Associates WMS solution achieved a first place ranking in 18 of the 28 ranking criteria and was named as the leading WMS supplier for:

* Software
* Implementation Services
* Maintenance Services
* North America
* Tier 1 Customers (Tier 1 = Revenues > $1 Billion)
* Tier 2 Customers (Tier 2 = Revenues between $250 Million & $1 Billion)
* Tier 3 Customers (Tier 3 = Revenues < $250 Million)
* Core WMS
* Labor Management Modules
* Warehouse Analytics Modules
* Warehouse Optimization
* Household and Personal Care Manufacturers
* Pharmaceutical & Biotech Manufacturers
* The Logistics Sector
* Apparel Retailers
* Grocery/Food & Beverage Retailers
* Department Store and General Merchandise Retailers

ARC noted that the worldwide market for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% over the next five years. The market was $1,257 million in 2007 and is forecasted to be over $1,807 million in 2012, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study. Additional information on the report can be found at — http://www.arcweb.com/Research/Studies/Pages/WMS.aspx

“Manhattan is over 45 percent larger than the next largest (WMS) supplier, so they are the leader in the majority of the segments that ARC tracks. Part of their success is based on the fact that they are a global, financially stable company with one of the functionally richest solutions in the market,” said Steve Banker, service director, supply chain management for ARC Advisory Services. “Manhattan also wins deals because they have a logistically oriented suite of supply chain solutions that helps them solve broad, complex supply chain problems that point solutions could never solve.”

“Being ranked as the leading WMS supplier in more than 65 percent of the segments ARC tracks is a testament to Manhattan’s 17 years of experience in solving the complex distribution challenges other vendors cannot,” said Eddie Capel, executive vice president for product management and customer support, Manhattan Associates. “The Manhattan WMS solutions are designed to inform and empower a company’s entire supply chain ecosystem. So decisions made within the warehouse are optimized with decisions made outside of the warehouse, giving the organization a complete and holistic view of their supply chain processes.” Manhattan Associates addressed this WMS market research report with its Distribution Management solution from Manhattan SCOPE(TM) (Supply Chain Optimization — Planning through Execution). Manhattan Associates’ Distribution Management is a complete suite of solutions to automate every link in the most complex supply chains. Distribution Management is anchored by Manhattan’s proven and industry-leading warehouse management solutions and is engineered for optimal collaboration and communication with an extensive network of suppliers and partners.
About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 17 year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company’s supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE(TM), a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan ILS(TM), a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft.NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier Management, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com

Meet with more than 1,000 supply chain leaders and learn how Manhattan SCOPE(TM) can transform your supply chain into a competitive advantage at Momentum 2008 on May 18-21 in Orlando, Fla. — www.manh-momentum.com

Source: Manhattan Associates

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