AMT Group Honors Manhattan Associates for Its Innovative Supply Chain Commerce Solutions

SHANGHAI, China and ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates (Nasdaq:MANH) has topped AMT Group's annual list of vendors in the Supply Chain Management Solutions category at its "Annual Top-lists of Enterprise IT Applications in China, 2013".

Entering its ninth year, the annual awards event is organized and hosted by China's leading business consulting firm AMT Group and its online portal, Vsharing.com, China's most popular IT/ Management website. This is the fourth consecutive year Manhattan Associates has been named a winner of an AMT award, and reflects Manhattan Associates' continuous focus on technological innovation and its cumulative investment of more than $300m in R&D since 2006. Today, Manhattan's solutions power the supply chains of a significant and fast-growing number of companies in China and more than 1,200 companies around the world.

At the same event, Song Jun, general manager at Manhattan customer Sinopharm, received the Outstanding CIO Award for his leadership of an ongoing program of "innovative IT systems adoption and development" at the company. The deployment of Manhattan's technology has been one of the program's major successes and has provided Sinopharm with a highly responsive and flexible pharmaceutical distribution capability. It means Sinopharm is able to effectively match supply and demand, and deliver optimal service levels – from ordering through fulfilment and invoicing – all of which has strengthened customer loyalty and helped drive revenue growth.

Song Jun acknowledged the importance of Manhattan's support in achieving this recognition for himself and the company, "As a long-term partner of Sinopharm, Manhattan's world-class supply chain commerce solutions have helped us strengthen our supply chain, allowed us to get closer to our customers and enabled the business to continue growing. The Manhattan technology will also help us to stay one step ahead of intensifying competition and grow our market share."

Steve Smith, senior vice president, International Operations, at Manhattan Associates commented, "We're delighted to kick off 2014 by announcing this fantastic award win, which further reinforces Manhattan's capabilities and leading position in the local market. AMT's 'Annual Top-Lists' are renowned and well respected among professionals across China's IT industry. We'd also like to congratulate Sinopharm and Mr. Song on their award and hope we can continue contributing to Sinopharm's success for many years to come."

The awards ceremony was held in Shanghai on December 19th, 2013, with more than 200 delegates present. Attendees included government officials, CIOs of local and international companies, industry association members and IT solution vendor representatives.

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About Sinopharm Group

Sinopharm is the core business of the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation. It was established in January 2003 as a joint venture between China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation and Shanghai Fosun High Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. with an investment capital of RMB 1.637 billion (US$256 million), and was listed in Hong Kong (Stock code: 01099.HK) on 23 September 2009. As China's largest pharmaceutical and healthcare group and the country's leading supply chain services provider, Sinopharm owns and operates China's largest pharmaceutical distribution network, striving to create a platform for the healthcare industry in joint development with pharmaceutical distribution, retail, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical reagent, medical equipment, medical and health products and other related industries. For more information, please visit www.sinopharm.com.

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates, Inc. 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: Cheris Lee / Summer Jia LEWIS Communications Tel: +852 3944 5000 lewishongkong@lewispr.com Elfin Yang Manhattan Associates Tel: +86 21 6057 3500 EYang@manh.comSource:Manhattan Associates