OEM Partner Performance Management solution of the year

Global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. has announced that its Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) platform application has received the IBM Cognos OEM Partner Performance Management Solution of the Year award.

The award was presented during Cognos Forum 2009, held in Orlando, Fla. from 12-15 May. Manhattan SCI enables complete, consistent and integrated business intelligence for companies by providing at-a-glance insight into supply chain performance.

Manhattans SCI application is a premier example of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and performance management capabilities, said Ted Jandl, IBM Software Group, Information Management Business Unit executive, OEM Sales. Leveraging IBM Cognos software with Manhattans supply chain solution gives customers the kind of right time information they need to better manage business performance.

With SCIs easy-to-read, customisable reports and analytics, companies can monitor the performance of key elements of their supply chain network from one intuitive workbench. The reports contain hundreds of measures, key performance indicators (KPIs) and analysis dimensions that enable companies to gain insight into trends in the supply chain as they happen, and then make both short and long-term decisions based on that information.

Steve Banker, director, Supply Chain Management Group at ARC Advisory Group observed, Manhattans solution is the richest solution in terms of supporting operational metrics for the warehouse that I have seen.

Features and enhancements of Manhattan SCI include:

A single, consistent, easy-to-use user interface, technology and data architecture for all capabilities whether they are analysis, reporting or events/alerts-related;
Role-based workbench capabilities that can be deployed both to customer users and trading partners using a consistent security model;
Cross-supply chain insight capability with Manhattan Distribution Management, Transportation Lifecycle Management, Extended Enterprise Management and
Total Cost to Serve product suites;
Self-service ad hoc querying for users to get answers to questions not addressed by
pre-set analyses and reports;
Access to all analytics and reports directly via Microsoft Office applications and
supported mobile devices (e.g. Blackberrys and other Personal Digital AssistantDevices);
The worlds leading business intelligence technology -- IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence (embedded in SCI).


About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 19-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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