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Program Provides Added Value Throughout Joint Customer Supply Chains


Manhattan Associates Introduces Independent Software Vendor Certification Program to Streamline Integration Processes

ATLANTA – February 3, 2003 – Manhattan Associates, Inc., (Nasdaq: MANH), the global leader in providing extended supply chain execution (x-SCE™) solutions, today introduced a formal Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Certification Program that will provide interface standardization to Manhattan Associates' industry-leading supply chain execution solutions and the many third-party ISVs with whom the company partners. Certification is obtained using Manhattan Associates' standard application program interfaces (APIs), including those utilizing XML, which are certified by its own interface and technical services organizations.
The program will facilitate certification of ISV interfaces to Manhattan Associates' 2003R1 release, which will be offered beginning in May. The program presents various interface development support options ranging from telephone support to a comprehensive design and interface development consulting services managed by Manhattan Associates' interface group. Selection of Certified Partners is based upon an ISV's ability to deliver industry-leading complementary solutions that provide end-users with added value and rapid ROI. In addition, selection is based on market-driven requirements, the ISV's previous experience working with Manhattan Associates and the integrity of the ISV’s interfaces. Once selected, partners will receive a notice of certification and can then note on their Web site and in their marketing collateral that they are certified Manhattan Associates partners. Certified Partners will be required to undergo annual re-certification, which works in conjunction with Manhattan Associates' synchronized product releases.
"In this economic environment, it has become even more important to provide our customers with the highest quality software and services that promote a faster implementation and more timely achievement of bottom line results," said JDA Software's Peter Charness, chief product officer and senior vice president of global marketing. "JDA is proud to partner with Manhattan Associates as its ISV Certification Program proves that the company listens to market demands and increases its customer focus."
"Working with an industry leader such as Manhattan Associates to secure certification for our interface to PkMS is a great opportunity to help facilitate successful installations for our mutual customers," commented Reed Henry, senior vice president of services, support and alliances for SeeBeyond. "As a leading global provider of enterprise integration solutions, we feel it is critical to provide proven technology to our customer base. This program will help us to do just that, further reducing risk, cost of ownership and time-to-market, while streamlining implementations and increasing satisfaction levels for our customers."
JDA and SeeBeyond are already certified through Manhattan Associates' ISV Certification Program and another six companies have given initial commitments for involvement. Early certification will provide the ISVs with additional industry exposure at Momentum, Manhattan Associates' annual partner conference taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona, in May, 2003, which is expected to attract more than 800 supply chain professionals. "We are excited to kick off this program with early involvement from JDA and SeeBeyond, two of today's technology leaders," explained Eric Peters, senior vice president of product strategy, marketing and alliances. "The ISV Certification Program will enable us to continue to team with other industry leaders to deliver interoperable solutions that will help our customers gain the competitive edge they need to succeed in this market."

About JDA Software
With more than 4,600 retail, wholesale and manufacturing clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is the global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,200 associates operating from 29 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Contact: call 1-800-479-7382 or email.

About SeeBeyond
As the leading global provider of eBusiness and Application Integration (eAI) solutions, SeeBeyond (Nasdaq: SBYN) provides a unified, comprehensive platform for business integration, enabling a Real-Time Information Network to facilitate the seamless flow of information. Delivering Visibility, Velocity and Value across global operations, the SeeBeyond™ Business Integration Suite helps organizations dramatically improve business operations resulting in reduced costs, increased market share and improved customer service. SeeBeyond has more than 1,780 customers worldwide, including ABB, ABN Amro, Bausch & Lomb, BHP Billiton, BMW Group, The Dial Corporation, DuPont, Florida Power & Light, Fluor Daniel, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer, Sprint and Sutter Health.
SeeBeyond is a registered trademark of SeeBeyond Technology Corporation. All other brands or product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

About Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Manhattan Associates, Inc., is the global leader in providing extended supply chain execution solutions. We enable operational excellence through real-time collaboration, execution and optimization. Our solutions leverage state-of-the-art technologies, innovative practices and our domain expertise to enhance performance, profitability and competitive advantage. Manhattan Associates has licensed more than 800 customers representing 1,100 facilities worldwide, which include some of the world's leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
For more information about Manhattan Associates telephone 770.955.7070.

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