Idnet Named as Manhattan Associates GeoPartner for Sweden
GOTHENBURG and ATLANTA , March 13, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Idnet AB, a market leading Swedish IT company specializing in logistics, has been named a GeoPartner (geographical partner) to market, sell, implement and support the Manhattan SCALE™ solution suite in Sweden. Idnet will also provide support to Manhattan in the marketing, selling and implementation of the Manhattan SCOPE® solution portfolio in the market.
“In the relatively short time that Manhattan has been operating in Sweden, it has already delivered very positive results in acquiring new customers and building brand awareness for the company and its primary solution platforms,” said Magnus Alm, managing director, Idnet. “Manhattan’s solutions support companies across a variety of industries, and its Warehouse Management (WMS) and cross-channel supply chain solutions are fast becoming the de facto standard for multi-channel and pure-play online retailers around the world seeking to create the ‘see everything, sell everywhere, fulfil anywhere’ supply chain.”
“Idnet’s partnership with the global leader in these solutions will be mutually beneficial,” continued Alm. “It will accelerate Manhattan’s penetration of the Swedish marketplace and strengthen our own position in the market, enabling us to offer Swedish companies additional options for supply chain expertise."
Founded in 1991, Idnet today serves more than 60 clients across a range of industry verticals including retail, 3PL and manufacturing. The company, which is headquartered in Gothenburg and employs more than 30 people, offers a range of software and hardware based logistics solutions.
“We’ve had some key successes in Sweden over the last 12 months and given the IT maturity of the market, we see continued demand in the coming years for the sophisticated types of supply chain solutions we offer companies to help them address today’s complex challenges,” said Steve Smith, senior vice president, EMEA, at Manhattan Associates. “We are confident that Idnet, which has an excellent track record and reputation in the logistics and supply chain industry in Sweden, will complement our efforts in this key European market.”
Manhattan SCALE™ is a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft.NET® technology designed to be ‘scaled to fit and ready to run’ for companies with execution-focused supply chain needs who desire speed-to-value and resource-light system configuration, implementation and maintenance.
The Manhattan SCOPE® portfolio is developed on a supply chain process platform that facilitates the communication of cross-suite applications to address specific supply chain requirements for the goals of each Manhattan customer. Manhattan SCOPE solutions are designed to seamlessly optimize day-to-day processes from one common interface, in real time to reduce costs, increase profitability and deliver service levels that help organizations succeed.
AB Idnet’s vision is to create world-class supply chains, a living ambition that the company has worked for since its foundation in 1991. Its solutions have a common denominator: increased control that provides a simplified and streamlined flow of goods – in warehouses, stores and during transportation. Idnet customers benefit from accurate picking, full store shelves, better use of resources and much more. Its commitment to customers does not stop after the first delivery but develops over time. For more information, please visit www.idnet.se.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.