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Answerthink and Synactive Announce Alliance to Benefit SAP Customers

Miami, FL, October 16, 2008: Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) a premier developer, provider and supporter of SAP® solutions, today announced that it has formed an alliance with Synactive Inc., a leading developer of high quality software components in conjunction with SAP, based on years of experience with SAP technology.

Synacitve, a California based company, implements products tailored precisely to meet the practical needs of SAP users: GuiXT SAPGUI Suite, GuiXT Mobile Suite, GuiXT Offline Suite, GuiXT Portal Suite and GuiXT Developer Suite. These solutions can be implemented quickly and without modification to core applications; they are reliable, user-friendly and offer excellent value to the SAP investment.

"Our partnership with Answerthink underlines our efforts to address core challenges on usability and provide customers with an in depth understanding of their strategic challenges and unparalleled knowledge of SAP best practices. This alliance will allow our customers to enjoy a more enhanced performance of their SAP solutions." stated Thomas Ewe, CEO for Synactive.

Answerthink, an SAP Gold Channel Partner, resells, implements, supports, upgrades and remotely manages SAP applications throughout all industries. Answerthink solutions help clients significantly improve performance and maximize returns on technology investments. Synactive offerings are designed to optimize the SAP user interface without modifying the system. This offering will provide a powerful complement to Answerthink’s already comprehensive suite of offerings.

"Synactive’s products are designed to enable our customers to transform complex, multi-screen SAP processes and transactions into single-screen views, increasing both ease of use and data entry speed. As powerful as SAP applications are, Answerthink knows that software alone is not enough to transform businesses into world-class performers. We help our clients generate exceptional value from their SAP application investment through our unparalleled knowledge of best practices and our alliances with companies such as Synactive." stated John McGrath Managing Director for Answerthink.

Answerthink and Synactive are both award-winning SAP partners and certified SAP developers.

About Answerthink

Answerthink (www.answerthink.com), has achieved gold-level status as an SAP channel partner that develops and offers qualified SAP Business All-in-One partner solutions – industry-specific software, implementation, and training packaged solutions. By leveraging the best practices database of The Hackett Group, Answerthink helps clients improve performance and maximize returns on SAP software investments. Answerthink is a division of The Hackett Group and has offices in the United States and India.

About Synactive, Inc.

Synactive Inc. is a privately held software company headquartered in Foster City, CA, with a presence in EMEA through Synactive GmbH. Synactive Inc. has established industry specific alliances with leading corporations in the Automotive, Discrete Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Aerospace & Defense, High Tech, Oil & Gas, and Pharmaceuticals across the world. Additional information about Synactive is available at www.guixt.com.

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