updated 5/2/2011 8:46:35 AM ET 2011-05-02T12:46:35

ATLANTA, May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) is ranked as the leading supplier of "Total WMS Software and Services" in ARC Advisory Group's Warehouse Management Systems Worldwide Outlook: Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2015.

ARC Advisory Group produces the annual forecast which follows more than 80 WMS providers and gives a detailed analysis and forecast for the marketplace through 2015. The Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management solution achieved a first place ranking in the following categories:

  1. Total WMS Software and Services
  2. Suppliers of WMS Software
  3. Base WMS Software
  4. WMS for Service Revenues
  5. WMS Implementation Services
  6. WMS Maintenance Services
  7. WMS in North America
  8. WMS in Latin America
  9. WMS to Tier 1 Customers
  10. WMS to Tier 2 Customers
  11. WMS to Tier 3 Customers
  12. Wholesale/Distributors
  13. Retail
  14. Apparel Retailers
  15. Grocery/Food & Beverage Retailers
  16. Home Improvement Retailers
  17. Department & General Merchandise Retailers
  18. Logistics Sector
  19. Core WMS Modules
  20. Labor Management Systems
  21. Warehouse Analytics

"The ARC ranking is further validation for the vision and execution of moving WMS to our Supply Chain Process Platform," said Eddie Capel, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Manhattan Associates. "A growing number of customers are realizing the benefits and value of a unified, platform-based supply chain strategy."

"Manhattan Associates recently introduced a variety of enhancements to the core architecture that are capable of reducing total cost of ownership and increasing system flexibility," said Clint Reiser, analyst, enterprise applications for ARC Advisory Services. "Manhattan now offers not just applications, but a Supply Chain Process Platform (SCPP). The company has been on a four to five year journey to bring its applications onto a common platform. Its warehouse management system (WMS) and extended supply chain mobility capabilities were added to the platform in early 2010."

Reiser continued, "The platform-based Manhattan SCOPE solution portfolio contains a set of tools that allow project teams to personalize and extend workflows without changing the underlying source code (SCOPE Studio) and a collection of configuration management, regression testing, and system monitoring capabilities that allow customers to implement changes with more confidence at a lower total cost of ownership (SCOPE Management Center)."

Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management, the core solution within the  Distribution Management suite of the Manhattan SCOPE® solution portfolio, is designed to optimize every component in the distribution center – space, people, inventory and equipment – to conserve effort, fill orders faster and more accurately, save space and reduce inventory. In addition, Warehouse Management 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 21-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization 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 organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™ , a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com .

CONTACT:  Will Haraway
          Manhattan Associates, Inc.
          (678) 597.7466
          wharaway@manh.com

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