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The Hackett Group’s 2013 Best Practices Conference Focuses on “Borderless Business: Integrating the Enterprise”

  The Hackett Group’s 2013 Best Practices Conference Focuses on “Borderless
  Business: Integrating the Enterprise”

        Highlights included Presentations by Leading Global Companies

 Plus Insights from The Hackett Group’s New World-Class Performance Research

Business Wire

MIAMI & LONDON -- June 7, 2013

As economies around the world become more integrated, understanding the
optimal way to operate globally has become a driving force. How companies are
addressing the opportunities and challenges of today's global economy was the
focus of The Hackett Group's 2013 North American Best Practices Conference,
"Borderless Business: Integrating the Enterprise for Sustainable Success,"
held in Miami May 20-22, 2013.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT), a global strategic business advisory and
operations improvement consulting firm, is a leader in best practice advisory,
business benchmarking, and transformation consulting services including
strategy and operations, working capital management, and globalization advice.

This year's best practices conference brought together speakers from 17 of the
world’s most successful companies, including CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and leaders in
procurement, human resources, and global business services from: Becton,
Dickinson and Company; Citigroup; Coca Cola Refreshments USA; Cytec
Industries; FedEx; Fidelity Investments; General Electric; General Mills;
Hertz; Kimberly-Clark; Kronos; Lennox International; Meritor; MetLife; Office
Depot; SAP AG; and TE Connectivity. In addition nine companies served as
sponsors for The Hackett Group conference: Cadency, a product of Trintech;
Coupa Software; Genpact Limited; HP; Invest Lithuania; Kronos; Open Scan; SAP;
and Zycus.

The invitation-only event, which was attended by over 200 senior-level
executives from the world’s most respected brands, also featured The Hackett
Group latest insights on the strategies and tactics being deployed by the
highest performing global companies.

At the conference, The Hackett Group also offered an update and live
demonstration of The Hackett Group's Performance Exchange^™, a new automated
measurement dashboard designed to accelerate companies’ journeys to
world-class performance. The Hackett Group Performance Exchange is a
breakthrough performance intelligence solution that automatically extracts
data from ERP systems and benchmarks results to produce actionable insights -
faster and at a fraction of the cost and effort involved in any benchmarking
alternative or building a custom solution.

"Today's business world is all about transcending borders, and the
accelerating flow of ideas, resources, capital, and goods," explained The
Hackett Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Ted Fernandez."The
increasingly competitive global marketplace has reduced the interval between
seeing an opportunity – or threat – and making the operational changes
necessary to respond to it effectively. As a result, information and
operational expectations have necessitated one global view of your customers,
your supply chain, your operations, your financials and your talent.

"At The Hackett Group's 2013 North American Best Practices Conference, we
offered an opportunity to learn how the world's most successful companies are
adapting to the opportunities and challenges of operating globally," said Mr.
Fernandez.

About The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global strategic business advisory and
operations improvement consulting firm, is a leader in best practice advisory,
business benchmarking, and transformation consulting services including
strategy and operations, working capital management, and globalization advice.

Utilizing best practices and implementation insights from more than 7,500
benchmarking studies, executives use The Hackett Group's empirically-based
approach to quickly define and implement initiatives that enable world-class
performance. Through its REL group, The Hackett Group offers working capital
solutions focused on delivering significant cash flow improvements. Through
its Archstone Consulting group, The Hackett Group offers Strategy & Operations
consulting services in the Consumer and Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical,
Manufacturing, and Financial Services industry sectors. Through its Hackett
Technology Solutions group, The Hackett Group offers business application
consulting services that help maximize returns on IT investments. The Hackett
Group has completed benchmark studies with over 2,800 major corporations and
government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 86% of the
Fortune 100, 90% of the DAX 30 and 48% of the FTSE 100.

More information on The Hackett Group is available: by phone at (770)
225-7300; by e-mail at info@thehackettgroup.com.

Contact:

The Hackett Group
Gary Baker, 917-796-2391
Global Communications Director
gbaker@thehackettgroup.com