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Manhattan Associates Expands Cloud Deployment Options to Enable the Commerce-Ready Enterprise

ATLANTA, May 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced an agreement with Microsoft Corp. that will enable the deployment of many of Manhattan’s industry-leading Supply Chain Commerce solutions in the cloud with support for Microsoft Azure.

Cloud deployment on Azure offers enterprises flexibility, scalability and high availability, and provides a reliable and cost-effective infrastructure to rapidly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.

“Enterprises in today’s digital world require the ability to achieve scale quickly and make fast, meaningful decisions from point-of-sale in the store to supply chain operations,” said Jeff Cashman, senior vice president, Manhattan Associates. “Manhattan Associates understands business leaders are increasingly prioritizing the cloud to drive efficiencies. The expansion of our relationship with Microsoft is another demonstration of our commitment to provide more options for our customers and meet the demands of a competitive marketplace.”

For more than a decade, Manhattan Associates has offered cloud-based solutions for applications such as its Transportation Management System, which handled millions of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions via the cloud in 2014.

“Manhattan Associates is a valued Microsoft partner and terrific example of our global community of partners. We are thrilled to see how Microsoft Azure transforms our joint customers’ businesses by allowing them to scale out and scale back their infrastructure in response to business needs, enable rapid deployment of new services, and address automatic updates that free up IT resources,” said Larry Orecklin, VP, US-Developer Experience, Microsoft.

Microsoft is currently positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, published May 2014. Manhattan Associates is a Microsoft Global ISV Alliance partner.

Running some of the world’s most complex logistics networks, Manhattan solutions form a comprehensive portfolio architected to enable the Commerce-Ready Enterprise. Suites include Supply Chain Solutions (Distribution and Transportation Management), Inventory Solutions (Planning and Inventory Optimization), Omni-Channel Central (Customer Service and Order Management) and Omni-Channel Local Solutions (Point of Sale, Clienteling, Store Fulfillment and Tablet Retailing).

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About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

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Cameron Smith Manhattan Associates (678) 597-6841 camsmith@manh.com

Source:Manhattan Associates