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[January 13, 2014]

Omni-Channel in a Snap for Store Operations

(GlobeNewswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, at the 2014 National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Conference, Booth # 3621, Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) announced that its proven Store Inventory & Fulfillment product suite is now available on iOS devices. The company will offer NRF attendees a first look at its newest mobile application, which enables store operations to efficiently manage the flood of new, omni-channel activities, such as order picking and parcel shipping, while still delivering great brand experiences for in store customers.


Tweet this news! .@manhassocnews announces Store Inventory & Fulfillment for iOS at #NRF14 www.manh.com/news/store-inventory-and-fulfillment-ios Live at thousands of stores, Manhattan Associates' Store Inventory & Fulfillment solution provides powerful, inventory management and order management capabilities that are purpose-built for high employee turnover store environments.

According to Nikki Baird, research analyst, Retail Systems Research (RSR), omni-channel's impact on store operations has been significant. "Leading retailers have quickly learned that trying to manage a growing volume of ship-from-store and pick-up-in-store without the right tools—especially for in-store employees—is a recipe for disaster. And as the focus shifts from enabling these kinds of capabilities to optimizing those capabilities, tools for store associates will only become even more important." Specific benefits of the updated Store Inventory & Fulfillment solution include: Simplicity. Designed to save retailers training time and money, the solution sets the standard for "zero training" as retail associates can begin using the application with little guidance or instruction.

 Speed. Store associates can quickly perform any type of order fulfillment request such as ship-from-store to customer's home, pick up in store, and store-to-store transfer. They'll also have all the tools necessary to improve inventory accuracy and ensure they're not wasting time searching for products that may not even be in the store.

 Agility. Store Inventory & Fulfillment helps interweave the new omni-channel demands with the frenzy of the sales floor in a snap. Whenever the sales floor demands their attention, retail associates can "pause" an omni-channel activity at any point and seamlessly pick back up right where they left off.

"Whether it's facilitating order fulfillment from store inventory or executing a critical cycle count, Store Inventory & Fulfillment provides a complete solution for transforming a brick and mortar store into an omni-channel enabled center of excellence," said Scott Fenwick, senior director of product strategy, Manhattan Associates.

NRF attendees can see a demo of the application's comprehensive capabilities in actual sales floor situations at Manhattan's in-booth retail store model.

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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates brings companies closer to their customers. We design, build and deliver market-leading Supply Chain Commerce Solutions that drive top line growth by converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution and efficiency. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers around the world adapt to the challenges of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

CONTACT: Amber Rigsby Manhattan Associates (678) 597.6820 arigsby@manh.com Source: Manhattan Associates 2014 GlobeNewswire, Inc.

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