Manhattan Associates take industry analyst top honours

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Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. has announced that its Distribution Management Solutions had achieved leadership status in three of the most important and influential industry analysts reports on warehouse management systems published in 2008. 

Manhattan Associates is proud to see our WMS expertise has been evaluated-- and we think recognised-- by Gartner, Forrester and ARC, said Eddie Capel, executive vice president for product management and customer support, Manhattan Associates. We believe our placement in these reports confirms our team success in solving the complex supply chain issues that other solutions cannot.

Manhattan Associates addressed each WMS market research report with its Distribution Management solution suite, part of Manhattan SCOPE: Supply Chain Optimisation Planning through Execution. Manhattan SCOPE offers a truly holistic supply chain approach from beginning to end to give customers greater control of their network so they can confidently make the right decisions based on costs, service needs, locations and carrier commitments.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2007

Manhattan Associates was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner, Incs 2007 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems1 report. Gartner evaluated more than a dozen WMS solution providers in their Magic Quadrant research, which the firm publishes annually.

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Q1 2008 Forrester Wave report: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Forrester researched and evaluated Warehouse Management Systems vendors against approximately 50 criteria, which can be clustered into three higher-level groupings: current offering, strategy and market presence. Manhattan Associates WMS solutions achieved a #1 ranking in the Current Offering and Market Presence categories. 

Forrester Research found, Manhattan Associates established early WMS leadership thanks to their strong core capabilities and strategic road map. [The company] continues to build on its legacy of innovation in the WMS space by constantly raising the bar with new functionality and a broader suite of offerings.

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ARC Advisory Groups 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. 

Manhattan is over 45 percent 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.

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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. It is engineered for optimal collaboration and communication with an extensive network of suppliers and partners.

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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 companys 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.


[1] Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, 2007 by Jeff Woods, et al. January 11, 2008.

[2] Forrester Q1 2008 Forrester Wave report: Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) by Patrick Connaughton, March 21, 2008.

[3] ARC Advisory Group Warehouse Management Systems Worldwide Outlook, Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2012 by Steve Banker, March 20, 2008

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