ARC Advisory Group ranks Manhattan Associates

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Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. has 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
Labour Management Modules
Warehouse Analytics Modules
Warehouse Optimisation
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 per cent 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 per cent 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 optimised with decisions made outside of the warehouse, giving the organisation 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 (Supply Chain Optimisation 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 optimisation core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organisations optimise their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan ILS, 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.

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