Manhattan Associates announces 25th joint customer for Manhattan ILST and Microsoft Dynamics AX

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Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. has signed its 25th customer using the joint offering of its Manhattan ILS: Integrated Logistics Solutions, built on Microsoft.NET framework and Microsoft Dynamics AX. 

By combining Manhattan's supply chain optimisation solutions with Microsoft Corp.'s market-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, customers benefit from a low total-cost-of-ownership business platform that integrates supply chain, finance and customer relationship management processes.

"Manhattan's experience and its integration with Microsoft Dynamics AX have extended our capabilities beyond what we could have achieved with any other solution," said Jack Miller, vice president, operations for Perfect 10 Satellite Distributing. "The familiarity with Microsoft technologies, ease of use, and rapid deployment offered through the certified interface enabled us to achieve a return on investment in less than a year, and drive $750,000 of labour costs out of our warehouses."

With 25 customers spanning North America, Europe and Africa, Manhattan continues its commitment to global growth with Microsoft Dynamics AX.  As the first supply chain software to be Certified for Microsoft Dynamics, Manhattan ILS gives Microsoft Dynamics AX customers a proven solution with independently tested integration. For organisations that have invested or plan to invest in Microsoft environments, Manhattan ILS maximises speed-to-value by reducing IT complexity and deployment.

"By combining Manhattan ILS with Microsoft Dynamics AX, customers benefit from a flexible solution that can be customised easily to support the company's industry-specific needs and help them during their business decision-making process," said Steven Skinner, general manager for industry strategy solutions at Microsoft.  "By working closely with Manhattan Associates, a key Microsoft partner in delivering supply chain solutions, we aim to make the Microsoft Dynamics suite more readily and widely available to users, enabling a more efficient and profitable supply chain."

The Manhattan ILS solution suite includes: warehouse management, labour management, transportation management, yard management, extended enterprise management and performance management.

"Manhattan continues to work with Microsoft to develop innovative solutions that pace the supply chain industry," said Jeff Cashman, senior vice president of business development, Manhattan Associates. "Our solutions help businesses identify areas of opportunity and revenue growth, improve operations across their enterprise, and deliver a higher level of service to their customers."

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 SCOPET, 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 ILST, 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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