Manhattan Associates Announces Latest Release of Supply Chain Intelligence Solution

Intuitive workbench gives executives at-a-glance insight into supply chain performance

ATLANTA (October 06, 2008) –

Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced the release of Manhattan Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI), available for the Distribution Management and Transportation Lifecycle Management suites within the Manhattan SCOPE(TM) (Supply Chain Optimization — Planning through Execution) portfolio.

Manhattan SCI enables complete, consistent and integrated business intelligence for companies by providing at-a-glance insight into supply chain performance. With easy-to-read, customizable reports presenting powerful analytics, companies can monitor the performance of key elements of their supply chain network from one intuitive workbench.

“In the supply chain network, the events that you don’t know about and don’t react to quickly can make a huge difference in your success,” said Eddie Capel, executive vice president for product management and customer support, Manhattan Associates. “SCI gives our customers critical business intelligence as events happen anywhere in the network, anywhere in the world, to allow for informed decision-making in re-routing shipments, allocating inventory or recalculating an entire plan based on a single event.”

Manhattan SCI provides hundreds of measures, key performance indicators (KPIs) and analysis dimensions that enable companies to gain insight into trends in the supply chain as they happen and make both short and long-term decisions based on that information.

“Manhattan’s solution is the richest solution in terms of supporting operational metrics for the warehouse that I have seen,” said Steve Banker, ARC Advisory Group.

Features and enhancements of Manhattan SCI include:

* A single, consistent, easy-to-use user interface, technology and data architecture for all capabilities whether they are analysis, reporting or events/alerts-related;
* Role-based workbench capabilities that can be deployed both to customer users and trading partners using a consistent security model;
* Cross-supply chain insight capability with Manhattan Distribution Management and Transportation Lifecycle Management product suites;
* Self-service ad hoc querying for users to get answers to questions not addressed by pre-set analyses and reports;
* Access to all analytics and reports directly via Microsoft Office applications and supported mobile devices (e.g. Blackberrys, other Personal Digital Assistant Devices);
* The world’s leading business intelligence technology — IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence (embedded into SCI).

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 optimise 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(TM), a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit

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Source: Manhattan Associates