The Hackett Group’s 2014 North American Best Practices Conference Focuses on “Accelerating Growth Through Innovation”

  The Hackett Group’s 2014 North American Best Practices Conference Focuses on
  “Accelerating Growth Through Innovation”

        Highlights included Presentations by Leading Global Companies

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

Business Wire

MIAMI & LONDON -- May 13, 2014

"Accelerating Growth Through Innovation"  was the focus of The Hackett Group's
2014 North American Best Practices Conference held at the Peninsula Hotel in
Chicago April 28-30, 2014.

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 more than
a dozen of the world’s most respected companies, including CFOs, CIOs, and
leaders in procurement, human resources, and global business services from:
Air Products; Alcoa; Coty; Johnson & Johnson; Marriott; Mead Johnson
Nutrition; MultiCare Health System; Oracle Corporation; PAREXEL International
Corporation; RAI Services Company; United Continental Holdings; and Xerox
Corporation.

The sold out 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 business transformation and process improvement strategies and
tactics being deployed by the highest performing global companies. Nine
industry-leading companies sponsored the event: BlackLine Systems; Coupa
Software; HP; Jive Software; Kronos; Open Scan; Oracle; Staples Advantage; and
WNS.

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.

"This year, business strategies are focused on improving innovative capacity
to accelerate revenue growth and improve profitability," explained The Hackett
Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Ted Fernandez. "For business service
functions, improving efficiency and delivering continuous improvement are
simply not sufficient to adequately support the enterprise innovation agenda.
Instead, business services organizations must reinvent themselves to deliver
greater value. This reinvention involves retooling, realigning talent, and
re-architecting service delivery.

"To enable companies to accelerate this transformation, we brought together
executives from an array of top-performing companies to share stories about
how they are redefining their role and value proposition to support a
sustainable, innovation-based growth strategy," said Mr. Fernandez.
"Throughout the event, attendees made it clear that we more than achieved our
goal -- to prompt thought-provoking and engaging conversations, and offer
ideas and approaches enabling them to better support their company’s growth.
This was clearly another very successful Best Practices Conference."

At the conference, The Hackett Group also announced that its 2014 European
Best Practices Conference would take place at the Hilton Berlin on October
7-9. In addition, the 2015 U.S. Best Practices Conference will be held at the
Peninsula Hotel in Chicago on April 27-29, 2015

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 10,000
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 3,500 major corporations and
government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 83% of the
Fortune 100, 87% 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
 
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