FAIRFAX, VA -- July 22, 2003 -- webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), the leading independent provider of integration software, today announced that it is working with Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq: MANH) to create solutions that will help joint customers to seamlessly integrate their best-of-breed IT environments for maximum ROI and ease of deployment.
As companies in the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry implement business solutions from Manhattan Associates, they will now gain webMethods` flexible and scalable integration platform for connecting all of their disparate, yet business-critical applications and systems. Many retail and CPG companies are incorporating packaged ERP applications into their traditional legacy mainframe environments, and webMethods` strong capabilities for mainframe integration and its service-oriented architecture will help these customers achieve end-to-end business process integration quickly and cost-effectively.
By helping suppliers better manage business processes between their warehouses and distribution channels, Manhattan Associates helps more than a thousand facilities worldwide drive out inefficiencies in supply chain execution. By leveraging the webMethods Integration Platform, joint customers will now have the ability to gain a simplified and standards-based platform to enable rich reporting, analysis, monitoring and measurement of business processes, both within and across the extended enterprise.
"webMethods is the leader in business integration and Manhattan Associates is the leader in supply chain execution solutions. By working together, we are offering our customers a solution that will help improve operational efficiency and reduce the cost of business processes," said Eric Peters, senior vice president of Product Strategy, Marketing and Alliances, Manhattan Associates.
Manhattan Associates is a global leader in providing supply chain execution (SCE) solutions. webMethods will facilitate seamless integration between Manhattan Associates` warehouse management solution with all major ERP applications, thereby enabling access to mission-critical information in real time. By leveraging the webMethods Integration Platform, Manhattan Associates will gain a scalable and standards-based approach for connecting with its customers` business applications.
"Companies in the retail and consumer goods and services industry can greatly improve their bottom line, customer satisfaction and operational efficiency by taking advantage of webMethods` full range of integration offering, including mainframe integration, workflow, business activity monitoring and business process management," said Tom Roberts, vice president of Global Systems Integrators and Industry Alliances, webMethods, Inc. "By working together with industry leading solution providers like Manhattan Associates, customers will receive the benefits of an integrated solution, out-of-the-box."
About Manhattan Associates
Manhattan Associates, Inc., is the global leader in providing supply chain execution solutions. We enable operational excellence through real-time collaboration, execution and optimization. Our solutions leverage state-of-the-art technologies, innovative practices and our domain expertise to enhance performance, profitability and competitive advantage. Manhattan Associates has licensed more than 870 customers representing more than 1,300 facilities worldwide, which include some of the world`s leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers. For more information about Manhattan Associates telephone 770.955.7070 or visit www.manh.com.
About webMethods, Inc.
As the leading independent provider of integration software, webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM - news) delivers the industry`s most comprehensive platform for enterprise-wide integration, including complete support for Enterprise Web Services. The webMethods Integration Platform allows customers to achieve quantifiable R.O.I. by linking business processes, enterprise and legacy applications, databases, Web services and workflows both within and across enterprises. Through this seamless flow of information, companies can reduce costs, create new revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships with customers, substantially increase supply chain efficiencies and streamline internal business processes. Founded in 1996, webMethods is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. webMethods has more than 950 customers worldwide including Global 2000 leaders such as Bank of America, Citibank, Dell, Eastman Chemical, Grainger, and Motorola. webMethods` strategic partners include Accenture, AMS, BearingPoint, BMC Software, BroadVision, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, CSC, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, HP, i2 Technologies, J.D. Edwards, SAP AG, Siebel Systems and TCS. More information about the company can be found at http://www.webMethods.com.
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