Enhanced end user experience in Manhattan Associates' latest release can give harried retailers reason to smile

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Ease of use, depth of functionality on a single Microsoft platform can help SMEs and large organisations to achieve lower total cost or ownership

Leading supply chain solutions provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH), has announced the latest release of its Integrated Logistics SolutionsT, Built on Microsoft .NET. This release enhances key features to which the solution has been committed since its introduction in 2000: ease-of-use and depth of functionality on a single, Microsoft-centric platform. The solution provides companies the opportunity to acquire a deep set of supply chain execution capabilities at a lower total cost of ownership.

"Manhattan Associates' supply chain solutions and deep expertise make it a leader in the retail market and an ideal partner as we empower employees at retail organisations to drive business success," said Paula Paravecchio, managing director of worldwide retail for Microsoft Corporation. "Manhattan Associates' Integrated Logistics Solutions, Built on Microsoft .NET offers a familiar look-and-feel and simplicity in its implementation and upgrades, providing a flexible and easy-to-use solution that can help companies of all sizes maximise employee impact and minimise complexity and cost."

Viewer screen personalisation within the solution provides an enhanced experience for the end user. By configuring his or her personal screens, each end user is able, from log-in, to view data and monitor tasks specific to his or her job. Outbound supervisors can configure their PCs to show them each day's pending shipments or only those shipments that are overdue, complete with conditional formatting of information. With its personalised search and viewer screens, users can more quickly receive information specific to their activities and act on events before they become issues.

Enhanced cross docking and flow-through capabilities and optimised put-to-store features support more efficient and accurate retail store distribution. Retailers can move goods straight from receiving to an outbound shipment or to a specific warehouse location in preparation for an outbound shipment. This eliminates the moving of product into the warehouse and put-away into rack locations.

Additional enhancements in the latest version of Integrated Logistics SolutionsT, Built on Microsoft .NET include optimised yard management, license plate tracking and voice picking and continued expansion of performance management, slotting optimisation and labour management capabilities.

"Manhattan Associates is committed to leveraging and investing in long-term solution and technology strategies for the Microsoft .NET platform," said Eddie Capel, Manhattan Associates' senior vice president, product management and customer relations. "The Integrated Logistics Solutions, Built on Microsoft .NET is specifically designed to help companies - from small and medium size companies (SMEs) to large organisations - meet their unique challenges. The solution offers the scope of an enterprise supply chain execution solution, self-installing upgrades and enhanced user experience that help reduce total cost of ownership."

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates is a leading supply chain solutions provider. The company's supply chain planning, supply chain execution, business intelligence and business process platform capabilities enable its more than 1200 customers worldwide to enhance profitability, performance and competitive advantage.

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